|No cameras, please!|
I put his food on the counter and he started eating in the kitchen. As Calypso's gotten older (we got him when he was 9; he's 16 now), he's started to get unusual feathering. The colors themselves are consistent for caiques, but not the placement. For example, he has a few orange feathers mixed in with the black on his head, a few yellow tail feathers mixed in with the usual green ones, and, if you look closely in the picture above, you can see a bit of yellow coloring in the upper part of his formerly pure white chest.
|Do you really have to take my picture?|
I'm not sure what causes this, or if it's typical among caiques (Beeps is 13 and we haven't noticed any of this with him) but I think it gives Calypso more personality and makes him even more beautiful, if that's possible.
|Fine, but I'm just going to pretend you're not there!|
Stella got a little bit of the action as well, but only after Calypso had gotten his fill:
|My turn! Hope there's some good stuff left!|