So now I will just post some more about my Arashi. He has grown from a baby into what looks like an adult (well, he is only around 6 months so not quite there yet!). He has been moulting for what seems like ages, although it is not so bad anymore. He has also grown some of his wing feathers out and has started trying to fly, but I think he needs some more wing feathers and more practice..
He has also come a long way in bonding with me (I think). He comes to the cage bars whenever I sit near the cage, frequently jumps on my hand/arm when I put it in the cage (although sometimes he's just not in the mood.. he never flies away at least), enjoy little kisses, frequently preens my skin on arms/on the neck and climbs on and off my hands/arms/shoulders/fingers whenever he is out of the cage. He enjoys playing fetch with his little ball (I'm the one fetching, of course
) He will also preen himself and do stretches while sitting on me, so I think he's comfortable.
He doesn't sing very much when he's out with me, does this mean he is not happy or is he just listening?
Anyway, I have been thinking about getting him a friend, which was the plan to begin with. I think the right time is approaching. I went to a bird expo today and saw loads of beautiful birdies. I saw that my two (excellent) pet shops here got new budgie babies in before the weekend so I plan to go pay the shops a visit tomorrow. I think his level of comfort with me is okay so that I can introduce a new bird to the flock?
Now to the pictures!
Still looking like a baby.
Plagued by pinnies as he starts to transform into his adult look.
Overseeing my thesis work from the laptop.
Wet (adult looking) budgie!