Friday, 20 August 2010

Boing, Boing !!!

Well here I am again, I guess I wasn't really on the look out for Janie and her camera whilst happily sitting here looking out of the window.  She sneaks up on me in the most unusual places, honestly, and she calls me a little devil!!!! 

I am sitting on my Sisal Boing, Sisal is a very good material for making ropes for us birds, just be aware to make sure that the rope hasn't been treated with anything bad for us before buying.  The red round thing just above me is called a Bagel, and it wonderful for chewing on, they come in so many different colours and sizes. It's made from cardboard which is brilliant for tearing to bits, almost as good as wallpaper and carpet, oh, and curtains, especially those net curtains you can see in the photo, almost !!!

The reason why I chose this photo, was not really my toys, though I do love showing my things off. The real reason was to show off my bum and those wonderful tail feathers of mine.  I am only a young Congo, you can tell this by the darkish grey tips to my red tail feathers.  When I moult for the first time, my tail feathers will come back as the brilliant bright red of an adult, not that I will be an adult when that happens, it will just be a step towards being grown up.

Before I go I have to say a big thank you to Sandy O...  she commented on Janie's blog about me as she couldn't find the comments section on here.  Thank you Sandy, I so love people to like me.

Sandy O said...
ha ha ha, I just came back from Darwins blog and he is so cute and funny! I friended him so I don't miss out on his antics and sense of humor. Thank you for posting the link. Didn't see a place for comments, so maybe you can tell him for me ;o)

Until next time,

Darwin xx

Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Games Afoot

 Janie says that my feet are beautiful and when you look at this picture I am sure you will agree. Feet are funny things though, Janie's toes look like little pink sausages, whilst mine are much more useful, long and slender and ending with a wonderful nail.

Did you know that my nails should be a perfect quarter of a circle in shape?  Mine are just right, and should stay that way as long as I look after them properly.  Janie filed the very tips of them off, she said they were hurting when I sat on her, which was funny as I never felt a thing.  To file my nails, she put a large foot file on the table to let me get used to it, as sometimes I can be scared of new things. Where my family originally came from, 'strange things' can sometimes eat you, so it is best to be wary.

Now I am happy with the file, Janie rubs a nail at a time on the foot file, it doesn't hurt but feels a bit strange, it took time but all things happen with patience.  All you have to do is file the very tip of our nails away, never file to much as we need them for gripping perches.

Often Janie brings out the file just to pretend to do my nails, she thinks I might forget for when I need them doing again, honestly, humans are odd at times, but you got to love them.

Darwin  xx

Monday, 9 August 2010

The Colourful World of Grey

Hello, my name is Darwin Grey, as you can see I am rather gorgeous.  I am a Congo African Grey, or as some humans say, a CAG. I live in the U.K. with my parents Stuart and Janie who worship me and allow me to do everything I want, whenever I want.

Today happens to be my birthday, I am 18 weeks old today, and I have lived with my parents for 5 weeks yesterday so we are still getting used to each other.  On Saturday I went to visit a vet for the first time, it was a scary experience at first as we had to travel in a car for almost an hour to get there.  It seems that good birdy vets can be hard to find, which does not seem right to me, vets should learn more about us. 

I really enjoyed the car journey after I got used to it, and the vet was really nice.  She really grilled my parents about good bird housekeeping, she knew her business and my parents managed to answer most questions as they had done there homework before I came to live with them.  I then had an examination, which wasn't to bad, and the lady vet said I was in wonderful condition. and a really nice young Grey.  I would of told her that, had she asked.

Will write more soon,

Darwin xx