Monday, August 14, 2017

Mean Face

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The face of feathered terrorism.



Marco insisted on coming out of his cage as soon as I walked in the door today. He got on my shoulder and was good for a little while...but then I sat down at the computer for a little bit of relaxation. That's when the devil came out to play. He jumped down onto the desk and started flinging crap to the floor (including a half full bottle of ginger ale) and making a huge mess. When I went to stop him, he actually growled at me and wouldn't let me pick him up! I took this photo right before throwing a dish towel over his head so I could take him back to his cage without getting bitten.

As soon as I put him in there, he climbed up to the front corner, looked me dead in the eye, and said "I love you. I love you, baby."

 The little shit.

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  1. Your bird and my cat would get along perfectly.

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    1. He can act just like an a-hole cat. Sweet and cuddly one minute, the devil the next!

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    1. Especially when he's in his dangerous mood!

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  3. I suspect that "I love you, baby" was a sarcastic commentary on your interruption of his fun. Shame on you, Marco. Be kind to the mama who feeds you.

    Love,
    Janie

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    1. Oh, yeah, he's a sarcastic little piece of work! Ten years on, and I still marvel at his intelligence.

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  4. Makes me glad we just have canaries.

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    1. Canaries would be nice! (But I clean up all the bird poop I can stand as it is).

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  5. Male behavior and then sweet talk. Yeah, I've seen that before.

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  6. He just wanted to know you cared.

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    1. Always. All the time. He delights in mischief!

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  8. That's the first time I've heard you be critical of poor Marco. Maybe he was just having a bad day!.

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    1. No, he gets in these moods fairly often. I'll have to post more about our adventures with a willful parrot so you'll understand his personality a little more! :)

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  9. Ha-ha, sorry but it made me laugh. Bad Marco.

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    1. It made me laugh, too! Sometimes it gets to be a bit much, but usually it's really funny. Life with a parrot!

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  10. Like Sue, it made me laugh - but I bet it was not so funny when it happened, and you had to clean up the mess (including ginger ale on the floor).

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    1. This house has light colored carpet, NOT the thing to have with pets. It's so dirty I'm embarrassed by it...but it was funny!

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  11. I think Marco was having a 'bad feather' day.
    Alphie

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  12. I saw him on Instagram and thought what a great picture! Little did I know that Marco was being a bad boy!

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    1. One day I'll post a video of his hijinks! You'll love it!

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  13. I understand that in California pet owners hire therapists for their pets. Marco may have "issues" that only a trained parrot therapist will be able to unravel.

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    1. He's got issues a thump to the head might unravel, too....

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  14. Ha! A long time ago, we had a yellow-naped Amazon parrot named Sherlock. We hand-reared him and he could be the sweetest thing and the biggest shit.

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    1. Only another parrot owner can really understand life with them! An Amazon--whew--I don't think I could handle living with one of those. Eclectus known for their gentle docility (as parrots go). When Amazons get hormonal they can be very, very hard to live with.

      I love the name Sherlock, btw!!!!

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  15. Wow! Wonder why he was so cranky?! That IS a great photo!

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    1. He had been home alone for several hours and had too much pent-up energy! When he's bored he loves to go on a rampage and trash the joint! Haha!

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  16. He needs another bird to not feel alone.

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