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2015-01-04 - 11:10 a.m.

peacfront lovebird Nyota is really active today, here she's eating her playpen while guarding the yard through the window

I had a strange dream last night. Amongst other long-winded adventures, I heard a peach-faced lovebird calling, and I found this I guess AirBnB hosts' large living room flight cage which included a crying peachfaced lovebird. Not the same mutation as Nyota. A blue one. I picked him up and played with him a bit. However, later in the day, I noticed that all the feathers were gone, and the bird I held was a mechanical device...

Nyota has a few robotic behaviors. I take advantage of her need to "step up" to a stick placed at the right height to carry her here and there, and I take care not to frighten her with my bare hands, since like many of her kind, she fears them. She can't talk. At all. Nor can she sing, although sometimes she tries to trill -- less and less as time goes on, perhaps because I have no canaries for her to listen to. However, she certainly knows how to make her wishes known. Just now -- and yesterday too, at about the same time -- she had a little way of stomping around to let me know she did not care to fly down to her sleep cage to get to her food and water dishes. I should lift them up and put them on the playpen, and then she climbed down to eat and drink. She can fly perfectly well and find her own food/water. She just didn't feel like it. Heh.

I would rather she eat in her cage and discard her seed hulls in one place. But she's in the mood to pick up the food, sit in the window, and leave hulls on the windowsill whilst keeping an eye on the outdoor birds. So we compromise. We do it her way.

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