Archive for July, 2010


Happy Conure Noises

July 22, 2010

Stewie has been on a shredding kick. He can pull apart a conure-sized parrot pinata in a few hours. Here’s a quick video clip of him making very satisfied conure noises. (Don’t mind Mika squeaking in the background.) He doesn’t quite get into “eeeeh of glee” mode, but he’s still quite happy.  Contrast this to his “I’m a sun conure” scream.

I, of course, love any toy that’ll keep him occupied for any length of time.

And here’s what the bottom of the cage looks like covered in pinata guts and debris.


Happy Anniversary, Stewie!

July 15, 2010

Today marks the 3-year anniversary of when I brought Stewie home from the Arlington Animal Welfare League. During our first few months together, he bit the snot out of me often enough. Eventually we started to understand each other a little better. Now, after three years, I can tuck him into my shirt, rub his neck, and listen to him do his little conure purr. I couldn’t imagine life any other way.

Happy anniversary, little brat!

Stewie's Party

I hope we have many more years ahead of us!


Budgie Is SO Happy to See Him

July 10, 2010

This is currently my favorite talking budgie video:

You know why I love it? Because for the bird to love saying “I’m so happy to see you!” that much, you know he’s probably heard it a million times. And that’s what’s awesome: the part you don’t see, the guy telling his budgie how happy the bird makes him. We all love our pets (I hope!) and probably say it often, but I grin from ear to ear when I imagine a grown man cooing at his little one ounce ball of feathers: “I’m so happy to see you!” and saying it often enough and with enough excitement that his bird repeats it over and over.

So even though in the description, the guy says “Sven is driving me nuts”, you know he doesn’t really mean it 🙂