Perry is a male blue parakeet or budgie. He is three years old. We got him as an adult. We bought the right to adopt Perry at the pet store in our town. We love birds, and always try to have one. They are so funny and adorable even if they never do "tricks".
Everyday, I play him a several talking parakeet tapes from YouTube, which he likes and listens to. He also kisses his friend Tiger, the cat, each morning numerous times. As a matter of fact, for some reason this bird has bonded to the cat more than to me. But that is OK it makes for hilarious watching.
Perry calls the cat over by sitting on the side of the cage and waits. Soon Tiger will come over and look. Then Perry the bird will fluff up his chin feathers. At this point, Tiger will either kiss the bird ,by putting his nose to the cage where the bird will softly groom his nose for him, or else he will softly put a paw towards the cage, at which point Perry will scold him until he puts his nose up to the cage for a kiss. They did this on their own. I still watch them like hawks. LOL. When Perry kisses the cat's nose, I whisper "Good Boy" softly and then they go about their business until it is time to kiss each other on the noses again. LOL
I have the cage close to me at all times on the laptop table which is where the cat naps all the time. They are sharing a living area so they are really close. Perry is so adorable but he likes to be left alone. I have to take him out to groom his nails and he is so mad when I do. He wont come to the front of the cage for a couple of hours after I have to take him out. LOL He is a sweet boy, I think he might have been treated roughly at the store he was at. He shows signs of not liking humans a lot, so I am glad he is friends with the animals and his mirrors. He likes to hear me typing on the laptop, he rubs his head on the mirror with joy when I am on the computer.
I am considering getting another bird, but would be heartbroken if Perry doesnt like him or her. He seems to be an only child type and likes to just hang out alone. I am still debating on getting another playmate for him.
Perry is a wonderful young man, no matter what his abilities are. Since I have been playing the bird tape sometimes two or three at a time to him), he seems to be happy. So maybe that is a sign he wants another friend!
By Robyn Fed
Precious story and beautifully told. I just love it when different species of animals befriend one another and believe with all my heart that the key to them getting along and even loving each other is the way they are trained and the way they are gently treated. It's wonderful to see.
Thank you for sharing Perry and Tiger with us Robyn.
Thumbs Up from our family.
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