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18th Feb 2009, 01:00   | tags:,


minkey says:

Stunning colours. Probably not a new friend for Oscar?

18th Feb 2009, 19:37

hildegard says:

He really was a stunner. Free-range in a pet shop. Confess I'm not at all keen on birds as pets unless the aviary is at least the size of the Eden Project, but this chap & his buddy were really sociable & in wonderful shape. They took an interest in customers who were interested in them but were very laid-back about it - lots of whistling & talking & all that happy birdy stuff...

18th Feb 2009, 23:50

Javama says:

This beauty reminds me of a bird a friend had (many many years ago...) She spent hours and hours saying "Bimbo" to the bird. Months and months later when she had given up all hope he suddenly said "Where's my sugar".

19th Feb 2009, 10:39

hildegard says:

They are strange & wonderful critturs when it comes to vocalisation. If anyone lingered under this chap's perch, he'd break off his grooming & slowly swing upside-down to greet them with a soft "Ello!" If they paid him any mind, he'd go on saying hello & whistling gently, mirroring their head movements a bit & ostentatiously standing on one leg to show how chilled he was. When they went away, he was perfectly content; no attention-seeking, no protest of any sort. When you consider how many nervously wrecked birds there are out there, he was quite the credit to his owners... Knowing your avian onions does pay off - they keep the cockateil right by the sale point so there's always someone to talk to him; cuts out the famous needy shrieking. :)

19th Feb 2009, 17:44

Jane Doe says:

I thought this was a pinata from the thumbnail!

21st Feb 2009, 20:11

hildegard says:

Heh, confess to throwing an overlay layer at it but in life, it's positively psychedelic, so reckon I was only putting back what I failed to record. Mostly. ;)

21st Feb 2009, 21:58

javaboy says:

Great colours. Any problems with errmmm droppings shall we say?

24th Feb 2009, 16:20

hildegard says:

Heh, admit I did glance around to check. Either the staff are scrupulous about cleaning up after them or the birds are more fastidious than I expected. ;)

24th Feb 2009, 17:51

swamprose says:

H, what's hybrid about monsieur macaw? it looks like a macaw to me, or at least it matches the photos of the ones in Costa Rica. On the Osa peninsula, you can sit and listen to them argue in the trees. they make so much noise that people cut down their mango trees so they won't show up at 6 am.

4th Mar 2009, 03:04

swamprose says:

and what of the crufts brouhaha? did you see the BBC dogs documentary?

4th Mar 2009, 03:05

swamprose says:

where are you H?

5th Mar 2009, 04:30

javaboy says:

Yeah where are you hilde? You been pretty quiet. Everything ok?

13th Mar 2009, 12:52

morningbear says:

Amazing colours.

16th Mar 2009, 06:58

Caine says:

Wow. A spectacular critter, and stunning shots. Last shot faved.

17th Mar 2009, 02:23

swamprose says:

ru hurt her leg on a swamp ramble. she thinks she is a cat now. laps, sofas, etc. how's oscar? how's h?

5th Apr 2009, 14:35

Viv says:

we tend not to be too nosey on moblog - but this has been a very long silence...

9th Apr 2009, 18:44

Twiglet says:

I sent a PM (contact user) to hildegard last week and I've had no response. As you say Viv we tend not to be too nosey but every time I've gone quiet I've had several PMs...

9th Apr 2009, 19:39