Well our parrents and us had a long meeting to discuss Feather's name. We decided that if we changed it because she hasn't got too many feathers, Sod's Law would step in and she would probably grow some more! We then decided that that would be a good thing so we held a re-naming ceremony and re-named her ...................... Phoebe. The ceremony was followed by a meal in which Phoebe managed to eat 5 (yes, five!!!) Pasta Twirls on top of a full crop! So from all of us at Parrotland, "Welcome Phoebe".
Feathers (aka Baldy!)
Today our parrents drove all the way to Kent to see Feathers! If you ask me, that's a silly name as she hasn't got many yellow feathers at all!!! She is a Blue & Gold Macaw but I will call her a Blue Macaw!!! I think we fids had better hide the Sage & Onion Stuffing! Don't want to frighten Feathers! We're gonna have a long chat tonight to find out more but for the time being all I'll say is that the feathers she has got are in super condition; deep colours and a nice sheen. She is currently going to live in the lounge while the conservatory is re-roofed and then she will move into the Bird room with all us other fids! I have had a quiet word with my parrents and said they should think about changing her name (baldy springs to mind!!! - only joking Feathers!). I'll update you some more soon. I've got to go and report back to the other fids now!
A big family discussion today about feathers! Feathers is a plucked Blue & Gold Macaw that badly needs rehoming. Can they take another parrot was the main question? Of course they can said Dave (my parrent) !!! Then a family debate followed. End result? Gill and Dave are going to Kent to see Feathers on Saturday. Thereafter it depends what they think of her, what she thinks of them and what her owner thinks of them! They don't want to presume anything at the moment. They'll have to wait until saturday. However Dave is planning to put a load of clock stuff to auction ....... sort of in readiness or, should I say, just in case!
Today Gill & Dave took me & Sydney to Black Bridge over the River Avon in Chippenham. Black Bridge is on the old Calne railway line which has several access points on Monkton Park Estate. We started off by enjoying our time out but then it started to rain. Here we are strange. I, who loves a shower at home, hates the rain! Sydney, who hates a shower at home, is quite happy in the rain. Just goes to prove, there's nowt so strange as us parrots! The forecast for the rest of the week is getting colder so it'll probably be too cold for us to go out for a few days. :-(
Today, having spent the last few evenings getting Magic used to his harness, was his first trip out. Stacey and Dave took Magic and Billie to Lacock. Billie was terribly unsettled in the car; wanting to flap all the time so in future he will have to travel in the travel cage (serves him right!). Magic was pretty good with his harness. At first he kept biting it and Stacey had to stop him but then he seemed to get used to it and ignored it. It must be a little strange for him but all-in-all it was a very good first outing and they will certainly have more to get him used to it.
Today was Microchip day for Magic. Our parrents always get their birds micro-chipped just in case we escape or are stolen. A microchip is a sure-fire way of identifying us. Oscar was going for a re-implantation. His first chip was not registering - either it fell out shortly after implantation or it stopped working. They suspect the latter. Stacey will bring the reader home from work this week to check them both.
Parrent:- Our parents (Dave & Gill).
Fids:- Feathered kids (all of us birds)
I am going to be keeping this blog on behalf of my parrent (Dave). With all the time my parrents need to spend with us fids, they haven't got the time for writing blogs!!!
Thanks for reading,
Author:- Phoebe (on behalf of David Vickery)
This will not be a daily blog but just a record of anything out of the ordinary for the family members.