Hi everyone! It's really hot here - over the weekend it was in the mid 40's (celsius scale). My two birds, Clive the dancing galah and Leela the one-eyed lorikeet, were hot and bothered, so we put them outside in the breeze. They seem much happier outside, so I took some photos and video of them today. I hope you enjoy seeing them!
Clive, my husband and I bought off a lovely family who didn't have time to care for him properly. We don't know how old he is, but I think he's fairly young and silly. He isn't hand trained and has a tendency to nip people, so he stays in his cage, which is very large. I think we would work on training him more if we didn't also have two large dogs who think birds are fun playthings!
He has really made friends with my father-in-law, and will groom his beard through the cage bars. However, he doesn't like Graham, my husband, very much and has bitten him a few times. I think he's jealous of the attention Graham gives me.
Leela is a rescued lorikeet. She was probably hit by a car, causing her to lose sight in one eye. Being half blind doesn't seem to bother her at all, though. She loves to play, screech and splash in water. She used to have a friend lorikeet called Loopy who shared her cage, but he tragically died about a month ago. I think she misses him. We may see about finding her a new companion sometime in the future, but she seemed content today to play alone.
This is Clive, my galah, or rose-breasted parrot. He's a very cheeky, friendly bird. We know he's a boy because he has dark brown eyes. Female galahs have red, rosy eyes.
Clive loves scratches and talking to people. But we have to beware of him, because he has been known to nip people unexpectedly!
This is Leela, my rescued lorikeet. She was brought into a rescue shelter with only one eye. It appeared that she had been hit by a car. I volunteered to take her home, and she has become a happy, playful bird.
Leela really enjoys water. She will dunk herself into any water we place into her cage, and has a cat bell that she will ring and toss into water as well.
This is Leela grooming herself after soaking herself in water on a very hot day.
And this is Clive, doing a little dance for me when I sing for him!