Friday, April 29, 2011

Misbehaving Greys

The greys have been very naughty lately.  The thing that kills me about them is they know when they're doing something they shouldn't -- and choose to do so anyway.  I had some meetings this week which resulted in Thomas having to be alone with them for a few hours after work.  They seem to particularly act out when there's only one human at home.

I called him to tell him I was on my way home, and he asked me to get home ASAP as the greys were driving him nuts.  When I got home, he told me they'd been going nonstop and "checking off all of the items on their naughty list" including flying to the fridge, fighting with each other, eating magazines, throwing things on the floor, throwing things in the garbage, trying to eat onions...

This picture is dark, but it just makes me laugh.  It's very rare that both greys are on the fridge at once -- they usually stagger this stunt.  Max knows she's not supposed to be there -- as soon as I approached (to take a picture), her foot sprang up because she knew she was going to be removed:
Which she was, but not until I took this better picture (sadly, with no foot asking to be picked up):
Our solution is increased exercise for them to get their energy out and increased vigilance about acceptable behavior.

Once Basil goes home, there's a grey at the rescue I'd like to foster, but if these two keep this up, I'm not sure I can convince Thomas to agree!

3 comments:

Michelle said...

Poor Thomas! I love it that you have a "naughty list" for your grey's. That's great!

Michelle said...

Poor Thomas! I love it that you have a "naughty list" for your grey's. That's great!

Beloved Parrot said...

Well, of course they ran through the naughty list! Come on, they know Thomas is a push over.