This morning, I took the covers off his cage and he started acting very aggravated. Squaking like a madman and hopping all over. I went over and opened the top again and he started chirping and flew out onto the "roof". He even flew out around the room and back to his cage a couple of times.
This is pretty big for him because prior to this, he wouldn't even think about coming out of his cage. I'm really hoping he'll become a social bird who likes to spend time with the family. Here he is on my finger:
Isn't he cute? I just love his feathery little self. Then, if his new trick wasn't cool enough for the day, we found a neat-o turtle in our front yard. We have a very steep front yard and he was more than half way up it. He had to have been working on it all day.
Buddy wanted to keep him, but we had to let him do his thing. I did bring out a little bowl of water and some grapes, in case he might be interested in that sort of thing.
If he's not, all the chipmunks, squirrels and rabbits will be sure to take the treats. We also get parades of deer at different times of the year up here, but they're mostly interested in my apple tree and the hostas in the back yard.
We love all our cool critters, even if they do eat any flower I try to plant except the pansies that come back year after year. Oh, and they tend to leave my rose bushes alone, too.
Well, I'm off to do my injection and fold my third load of laundry. I also need to pick up in the kitchen a bit. It's back to the old grind tomorrow. The Evil Twin has work, our construction guys should be back to finish up (hopefully by Tuesday!) and we'll have to hit the ground running first thing in the morning! Shew!