Parrot Talk

Widget Progress Report

Still biting, though a lot less lunging and trying to take fingers off. Now it’s a lot more beaking, but if she’s annoyed, she’ll squeeze down a bit. We usually just shut the cage, and walk away. Then she starts whining for attention, we come back, put our hand in, if she bites, walk away again. About the third time she’ll stop biting.
She WANTS attention, but she doesn’t know the proper way to get it yet.
She talks a lot. Way more than I was expecting. If we’re in the kitchen, we can hear her muttering and laughing to herself. She has a really creepy, “Heh, heh, heh” laugh. And her muttering sounds like playing a record backwards. She’s also started asking for water by saying, “water” or “water is wet”. No idea where she picked it up from.
Her other favorite game? Making a door knocking sound, dogs go crazy and start barking. When they calm down, she imitates Sassy’s bark, which sets Ernie off… rinse, repeat.
I’m hoping that we’ll be able to handle her more and more. She likes us, but she’s still terrified of us. For the short time we’ve had her, I think it’s going pretty well!