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Spike watching his favourite DVD. 
5th-Sep-2008 07:06 pm
Another birdy vid...

Spike loves watching "Australia- Land of Parrots". He gets very excited and talks to the parrots and even tries to fly with them. He particularly loves the budgies, and gets very worried in this scene when a hawk catches one!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLpMbyPlU7w  and select High Quality for a version that's easier to see.   ;~)

5th-Sep-2008 09:48 am (UTC)
Ooooh, what a cutie! And the way he gets nervous when the hawk catches the budgie... he's so sweet! Thanks for posting!

And he likes Luna! Does he guard her (the way displaying/ mating cockatiels do)?
5th-Sep-2008 10:51 am (UTC)
Glad you enjoyed it!

He doesn't 'guard' her, but he will chase the other budgies (including Pippin!) away from her. And he sings to her all the time. XD

I'm calling them the terrible two at the moment because they are the wicked willful ones! When it's time for all the birds to go back in their cages, we have no problems with any of the others, but Luna and Spike seem to incite and follow each other to greater heights of disobedience. LOL!

Poor Spike will be getting his wings clipped next week. I hate having to do it - he is SO proud of his flying skills! But it's Spring here now, and the chances of this masterful flier getting out a door have risen exponentially. :~P
5th-Sep-2008 10:59 am (UTC)
LOL. My cockatiel could learn a lesson or two from them, as he prefers sitting inside his cage. I really have to force him out.

Wing clipping? Oh no! Poor dear! Will the budgies have to undergo this procedure, too? On the other hand, the wings will grow again (or so I hope).
5th-Sep-2008 11:05 am (UTC)
Oh, yes, the feathers definitely grow back! The two youngest (and not quite hand tame) budgies are clipped, and Spike was clipped, but his grew back really quickly. And I get someone else to do it so he doesn't hate ME. ;~P
5th-Sep-2008 12:42 pm (UTC)
Yes, they have a very long memory :-)
5th-Sep-2008 10:54 am (UTC)
So cute. Now I want a pet bird.
7th-Sep-2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
They are so much LOVE. ♥
5th-Sep-2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
That is so cute it made me wriggle.
7th-Sep-2008 12:59 pm (UTC)
5th-Sep-2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
I have a cockatoo that can be entertained by giving her a shortbread cookie and putting her in front of Sesame Street.

I use to be able to get a solid 20 minutes of quiet time as she watches SS and eats her cookie.

Sadly I can never find S.S on the telly and other puppet shows don't hold her attention as much as good ol' Grover did.

This was adorable.
7th-Sep-2008 01:04 pm (UTC)
OMG! That sounds just like what I went through with my eldest son when he was little! LOL! I used to fill 3hr tapes with 'Street' (as he used to call it) eps. and we always had something to keep him occupied if necessary!

And it took him years before he 'graduated' to the Muppet show! For a long time he would flee the room in terror whenever it came on! XD
6th-Sep-2008 03:03 am (UTC)
I don't know what is sweeter, his reaction or your baby talk to him.
7th-Sep-2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Heh. They have SO much personality, and it's amazing how easy it is to slip back into the 'age appropriate' talk. ;~)
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