I was thinking I needed (wanted...whatever) a new pet and was thinking about what I would get when a friend of a friend out of the blue offered me a cockatiel that he had found. He already had a couple of birds and this one was just one more than he wanted. As I was caught a little off guard by the offer I was apparently less than enthusiastic about his offer....but I did say yes, after checking with "the powers that be" to make sure that it was ok if I said yes to this offer of a new pet. And so then I waited patiently for the guy to drop off my new bird....
WELL, he never did drop him off....he thought I wasn't excited enough about it...cause I didn't jump up and down when he offered it (because I had to check with my roommate first!!!) I was quite aggravated cause I had already been imagining life with my new feathered friend :-(
So anyway...I said the heck with that....and set off to find my own bird!! I was doing lots of research online about different birds. My parents had an African Grey, a Sun Conure and a couple cockatiels so I had some experience and ideas about what I wanted. I was (am) leaning towards getting an African Grey but in my research about African Greys I stumbled upon Pacific Parrotlets.....and well I fell in love!! And considering this was sort of a spur of the moment decision, they were also a little more in my price range for the moment. (I haven't given up on the African Grey yet...but that may take a little more planning and persuading!)
So this is Rory (yes, named after Rory of Gilmore Girls), my blue Pacific Parrotlet. She is from Birdie Brains Aviary . She was hatched March 28, 2010...and she came home to me on August 16th, 2010....and I am in love with her!!
|Rory - picture from breeder's site|
She has been quite good...and is adjusting well. She is very fun to hang out with and makes me laugh with her little antics!
Here are a few more pics of her the first few days she was home.
|Checking out her cage|
|Just hanging out|
I hope to have more pictures soon...I get so excited to hang out with her that I tend to forget to bring the camera :-) She is so much fun that I am already thinking about getting another...