Charlie,our quaker parrot loves to get outside on his outdoor gym,as we call it.He climbs all over it, listening to the other wild birds, neighbouring parakeets and parrots close by.He mimics the sounds and whistles that the pet birds make.He is getting quite good at whistling, still not so good at talking, although we think he says tucker when food is coming,then thank you.We also think he says good boy, maybe other people don’t think that is what he is saying but as long as we do that’s all that matters.
He does the wolf whistle, if that is what it is.It’s the whistle that was quite well known for workers on building sites to whistle to women as they walked past, he does that well.We are trying to teach him to say bib, short for birdbib which is the shoulder bib that we use as a clothing protector from birds pooh when Charlie is on our shoulders.He loves to get onto our shoulders but we won’t let him unless we have a birdbib on.We thought he could start asking for one when he wants to go for a ride.We have not been very successful as yet, but we will keep trying.
When Charlie is on his outdoor gym he also wanders down onto the grass when he feels like it to have a bath,which is waiting for him on the grass.He loves his bird bath.He flaps his wings and turns and turns and dunks,he has a great time.When he has had enough he gets out and climbs back onto his gym, to groom himself.He is a very proud bird
It has been awhile now since we introduced our birdbibs to Charlie our Quaker Parrot, who is about 9 month old.He still gets excited when he sees one of us put a bib on.He runs back and forth,shakes his head up and down and tries to stretch out to us as we are getting nearer to him, making a lot of noise of course. Sometimes he is even hanging upside down on his perch and still carrying on.It’s a wonder he doesn’t fall off.He reminds me of a child when their parents have just arrived home and the child runs to greet them.He is sooo cute, a really great pet bird.
We have Charlie on our shoulders quite a lot now as he is not making our clothes messy.I wish I had come up with this idea sooner.It’s one of the best bird accessories we have.He is hardly ever sitting on his parrot perches or bird stands that we have scattered around the house any more.
Not only does the birdbib stop pooh from getting on your clothes it is also a good bird feeder.When Charlie eats he leaves a mess everywhere, so the bibs catch that as well.He loves to have a nibble of what we are eating.
It was only today that I was going outside and went to get Charlie,the top I had on was strapless and I thought I’m just going to put him outside on his bird gym,as we call it,so I won’t put a birdbib on.Well he wouldn’t get on at all as he doesn’t like bare skin,I then put the bib on and he hopped straight onto my shoulder.He loves to get outside wander around and listen to all the wild birds.He mimics their whistles.