All Work And No Play Makes Polly A Grumpy Parrot - - - by Jesse/Pakshi/Forte/Bubba/Aussie

Movies:

"Where's Bubba?

I like to curl up with a good book in the evenings.  Currently, I'm into Cervantes.  Of course I'm reading a translation.  My Spanish is a little weak.

(Jesse)


When Mom isn't looking, we like to try and break into the canaries' feeder box.  Duke (the canary cowering behind his toy on the left) blew the whistle on us, and as you can see, Mom caught us in the act.

(Aussie and Bubba)


I like to sit on the people perches with Mom and Dad, but it's hard for an active girl to be too passive - so Mom got me some "foot toys".  She says I should chew on these instead of her, but I'm not quite convinced yet.

(Jesse)


I like to select my own "foot toys".  Here I'm doing my best to look cute and innocent.  It took Dad a moment or two before he realized I'm holding his lense cap.

(Jesse)


     

We have this great bird-gym Mom made for us with a tension rod, some cotton rope, and a few good dangling toys.  I work out at this "gym" every chance I get.  As you can see, I'm a regular Tarzan!

(Pakshi)


When Mom and Dad finish a box of tissues, Mom pulls the plastic lining out and fills it with goodies (sunflower and pumpkin seeds fruit bits).  Then I get it as a "foraging toy" - this will keep me entertained for quite a while - I like to drag the box around the floor of my cage, attack it, chew it, and stick my head in the hole to grab the goodies..  Here I am extracting a bit of fresh banana. 

(Jesse)


Like Pakshi, I enjoy the gym, too - but my favorite parts are the boing-boing (I'm sitting on it here) and the spiral ladder - which I've chewed down to nearly nothing (the bottom rung is just above my head). 

(Forte)



The "test" scores are in....

My team lost! 

Dad has taught us all to appreciate the rudiments of cricket and Australian-Rules Football.  Dad is an avid cricket lover, and me?  I think the bats and wickets look like great chewing material.  We keep an eye on our teams, but as you can see, I don't handle it well when my team loses. 

(Jesse)


In one of her more creative moments, Mom built a play stand using a coat-tree.  Since it sits next to my cage, I consider this my personal space - and will defend it if anybody else gets too close.

(Pakshi)


One task that we all enjoy is working on our website.  Here I'm helping Mom out by doing a little of the typing myself.

(Jesse)


We like to keep Mom looking her best.  I've been studying cosmetology in my spare time, and here I'm checking Mom's dye job to make sure her roots aren't showing.

(Pakshi)


We like to go walkabout whenever we can.  Here you see us exploring Jesse's cage (this was a week or so before she came home from the breeder).  We were having a great time checking out the boing-boing and the huge cups when Mom came along and . . . closed the door on us!

(Bubba and Aussie)



The answer to the question: "What happened to Dad's pen?"

(Jesse)


 MORE TO COME!   Mom and Dad have their cameras out and we're posing now.