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5th-Dec-2008 11:15 am
Buffy cute!

Are you ready to see something achingly cute?

Buffy has been with us for just over 2 weeks and has discovered the delight of neck/head scritches.


 
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5th-Dec-2008 12:31 am (UTC)
That is the cuddliest damn weero I've ever seen! LOL! So cute!!!
5th-Dec-2008 12:39 am (UTC)
That is one happy bird. :D
5th-Dec-2008 12:39 am (UTC)
cockatiels are probably my favorite birds next to parakeets. Buffy is cute. She was probably in heaven during that.
5th-Dec-2008 12:50 am (UTC)
Awwwww, she's so sweet!
5th-Dec-2008 01:20 am (UTC)
Aww, thats so cute! :D I'm not sure if you've found this out of not, but if you scratch right over their ears, they yawn. A lot. It's hilariously cute, especially when their tongue pokes out ;)
6th-Dec-2008 12:02 am (UTC)
Haven't tried that yet. Though this morning she was turning her head this way and that for me so I could get all the itchy spots, and I got to scritch under her chin for the first time ever! XD
5th-Dec-2008 03:51 am (UTC)
So sweet! ^.^
5th-Dec-2008 04:04 am (UTC)
soooo adorable. We love your birdie posts! Hubby so wants to go to Australia and see all the birds :)
6th-Dec-2008 12:01 am (UTC)
Our Galahs visited this morning. I particularly love having the wild birds come in and feel so lucky to live where we do. :~)
5th-Dec-2008 05:27 am (UTC)
Aww she loves it. Mine used to bite me when I stopped! Listen to the little happy noises, awww.
5th-Dec-2008 11:15 am (UTC)
aaaw, cutie! :D
5th-Dec-2008 01:42 pm (UTC)
aaaaw goody!

if i would try that with my bird, she would bite my fingers of. i really wished she would be more tame...

do you know how i could get my bird less shy/bitchy? i myself think it's too late, as she's over a year now DX
5th-Dec-2008 11:57 pm (UTC)
Well, Buffy was hand-raised, so she LOVES people and wants to be as close to us as possible at all times.

Our other cockatiel, Spike, was not, and it has been a very slow, steady journey of trust with him. He still hates hands passionately, but allows (brief) kisses on his shoulder. He's not quite a year old.

It really just takes time, and constant reassurance that you are not going to hurt them.

One of the bird forums I frequent suggested sitting beside their cage and reading to them. Sounds crazy but it really works. They get to observe you from the safety of their cage for a lengthy period of time without you directly interacting with them, and it really seems to help. I know a big breakthrough with Spike came after I had spent a couple of days painting beside his cage. So he could watch me without the threat of being handled. I chatted to him on and off all day, and he learned I was safe! :~)
5th-Dec-2008 03:26 pm (UTC)
Our BZ used to love having her head scritched. Thing is, she didn't like fingers, so I did it with my nose. She'd make those little peeping sounds which are adorable.
5th-Dec-2008 11:48 pm (UTC)
We started with noses! Annie got her accepting fingers within a day. ;~P I kind of prefer doing it with my nose cos I can't feel her very well with my fingers and I'm afraid of hurting her!
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