Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Max lurks around

Last night, as I was putting the parrots to bed, Max flew to the stairs and then ran into our bedroom.  She doesn't like to go to bed and would stay up all night if we allowed this.  Of course, she'd then be extremely crabby the next day.  This is in contrast to some of our other parrots, especially Calypso and Basil, who eagerly go inside their cages to nap when they're tired.

Smart parrot that she is, she ran under the bed, as we have a harder time reaching her, especially if she stays in the middle of the bed, since our arms are only so long.
I was kneeling on the floor, talking to her, so she came out to get some head pets, but then quickly ran back under the bed:
I know we shouldn't have turned this into a game, but it was so funny.  I hope we didn't inadvertently start a new bedtime routine.  After a few minutes, we told her we were serious and she had to step up; she complied, and ultimately went to bed. 

This did not appear to be nesting behavior (it seemed to be "I want to stay up late" behavior) but since she is 10 and therefore mature, we'll have to keep an eye on that.


Beloved Parrot said...

I love how some parrots will turn anything into a game.

JR said...

Beautiful FIDs, Mary.