Originally Posted by Goldenwing
I am sorry to hear about YoYo's discomfort. Still, his little spiky face is so cute!
I have trouble with Lemon Drop liking to uncover things I have covered. She has even tried to take the sheet off of the big, beautiful wall mirror in the corner of my living room. When I put painter's tape on the trim around the windows, so she would not peck at the wood, then she had a great time ripping off the tape. I'm sure your birds think ripping things off is lots of fun.
Thankfully YoYo is just about out of his molt now! Oh, yes they have great fun tearing everything off
Originally Posted by FaeryBee
Poor little YoYo. I hate when they have such miserable molts.
He's fortunate that you've been doing all you can to help relieve the itchiness.
Hermes getting bossed around by both his boys -- well, that doesn't seem fair!
He's just too easygoing. He got bossed around by every single one of his chicks too! No respect for the elder!
I got some better pictures of the birds with a proper camera. You can really see little YoYo's colors coming through!
Echo helping his brother with an itchy spot.
Some close-ups of Herm boy
Showing off a tail full of colors
I think there's a secret meeting going on here...what a nice triangular shape they make
In other news, a pair of Great Horned Owls decided to make a nest on top of our tack room and bathroom in the indoor arena. I'm excited, don't get me wrong, but they spook the horses and are a bit creepy sometimes. I mean, these birds are huge
(you can see mamma on top of her nest in the second picture). Plus...you walk in to grab something and their heads turn all the way around to watch you. In the dark seeing big green eyes staring you down gets you a little fidgety. So far, they haven't been aggressive to us walking below the nest but don't want to underestimate parental instinct.
Here's dad, who I've affectionately named "Specs" since they'll be staying with us awhile. I thought it a fitting name for an owl after one of my new favorite Musicals, The Newsies