Friday, August 27, 2010


Rocky's got new feathers coming in, so Thomas was preening him this morning. He reminds me of a lion with a mane when he does this:
(He's lifting his head feathers to give Thomas better access.)

This is usually a two-hand job, as Thomas will hold Rocky's beak with one hand and preen him with the other. This is for safety, as Rocky will occasionally nip.

1 comment:

Drew said...

This is funny!, My severe "Riley" does the same thing, however her nipping is just macaw growls and some beaking never a "pressure" bite. She has learned from most people who have handled her, that growls are more affective than a bite. She knows neither are affective on me. But I listen so she doesn't feel uncomfortable. BTW I love your blog