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  1. Hey, I'm slightly jealous of your mom too. Dorian used to love scritches, but now he starts to regurgitate right away, so I've had to stop. Kudos to your mom for overcoming her fear and finding her own bond.
  2. I'm familiar with that searching foot. Whenever Dorian is startled off his perch, he inevitably lands somewhere awkward and hard to hold onto.
  3. Dorian and I just had our first ever visit from a hummingbird as we sit out on my front porch. It kinda scared Dorian, but he was ok after being reassured that he’s "alright".
  4. I can understand your worry, but they look like old feathers to me. He'll be back to his dapper self in no time.
  5. I figured it out. This should work better.
  6. Ok, I figured out how to post on YouTube and copied the link. How do I paste?
  7. That's what it reminded me of too Timbersmom.
  8. Darn, it seems to only want to play the first 30 seconds, before he got brave and walked on the scary carpet. Any tips on getting the video to work? I took it on my iPad.
  9. I don’t know if this will work. I actually caught a "first" on film. CD6DD36F-78BA-44D0-A394-CB8DCE429AB7.MOV
  10. I'm so jealous you got all those scratches! Dorian these days allows one, maybe two scritches, then that's enough. Your baby is a cutie!
  11. Dorian has a roll his cage and his playstand. I scored a 12' x 12' x 12' box full of rolls of tape for $10 a few years ago at a thrift store, so he's well supplied.
  12. So, we moved into this house 9 years ago. Here, Dorian's cage is in the master bedroom, down the hall from the open concept living space. Now, I'll admit to sometime being a bad bird mommie. Sometimes, in the morning, I sit and have a cup of tea in peace before I get Dorian and bring him out for the day. Well, apparently he got tired of waiting for me one morning, and decided to climb off his cage and walk down the hall to find me! You could have knocked me over with one of his feathers when I saw him at my feet! He's so confident and cheeky. He bears no resemblance to the timid, frightened parrot I re-homed almost 17 years ago, and it does my heart good, even if I now have to watch my feet in the morning.
  13. I was contemplating a vacation in The Netherlands to see family a couple of years ago, and my main concern was taking care of Dorian. I'm leary. I once hired a neighbour to take care of him for a couple of days. I left them at the house, but had to circle back because I forgot something, and caught them putting him to bed at 5:00 in the afternoon, instead of 7:30 pm as instructed. I've also used the daughter of a trusted friend, but the problem with training kids is that they grow up and move away, taking their bird sitting skills with them. I belong to a good community group on Facebook, and I'd probably look there for a sitter. A community or neighbourhood group is a good way to get to know your neighbours.
  14. Dorian has a sleep perch, which is the highest perch in his cage. After a night night almond and lights out, I tell him to "tuck yourself in" and he'll (eventually) go to that perch and be ready for sleep. He's in his own bedroom. It's the master, and it also contains my computer and my keyboard. Since I put in a night light he hasn't had a night fright, and I rarely see him sleeping during the day. He needs his full 12 hours dark quiet time to be in a good mood (learned that the hard way).
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