I kept on hearing Freddy screaming during the day and I was getting so worried about it because I thought that he was reverting to his 'bad screamer' days but lo and behold! it wasn't Freddy but Linus! And, in his case, it's real good news because this bird never made a peep for months and months when he first came which was one of the things that led me to believe that he might never bond with a human or even with another bird. People like 'quiet' parrots but no healthy, happy parrot is ever going to be quiet so, whenever I get a quiet one, I always worry about his state of mind. But, as I was telling you before, Linus has started improving and he continues to do so at a fast pace. This morning, one of my grandkids (a hyperactive, Dennis-the-menace 7 year old boy) insisted on standing at the open door to the birdroom while I was working in there and Linus screamed and screamed and screamed with his crest fully erected and standing his ground in front of the door like a little soldier! I tell you, you don't need a watch dog with this bird in the house!
I could distract Freddy (he was displaying and, hanging on from the closest to the door side of his cage, kept lunging at my grandson) with food - he loves his greens so I gave him a leaf with long stalk of red Swiss Chard and the temptation was too strong for him to resist (they all love the red Swiss chard) but there was no dissuading Linus!
The other good news is that Peachy Lovebird started eating his greens three days ago. Fruits and veggies are still a hit and miss thing with him but he is eating his gloop and getting vitamins so he is fine for now.
I started Pookey TAG on theanine and valerian in her water, if this doesn't work out, I also got linden and passionaria but I rather start with little and work my way up so I can fine-tune the dosages to the smallest amount possible.
Sophie CAG is nesting again.
I was also asked to take in a single female zebra finch whose mate had died and I agreed to it as all I have to do is put her in the flight cage with the other ones after quarantine - besides, I had an unattached male in the little flock (3 males, 2 females), poor little Yaga, the handicapped one, so this might work out for the best, after all.
Ahh, one more surprise! Nadia, which, in my memory, had never said anything except "Hi, Nate!", is now she saying Hello and making unintelligible human speech noises after all these years!