Name: Peeko. Age: 10 months Mutation: yellow face sky blue Fav treat: millet Fav toy: bells.
I thought I'd give a positive update about Peeko. I think my last post I was struggling to find ways to interact more with him beyond training and involve him in what I'm doing because he has such anxiety about new objects.. anything, really. I got him this playstand about 2 months ago and while he has flown to it before for treats he would never stay. Well this week I've had to isolate for 10 days due to being a contact with a colleague who tested positive (I'm fine, 9th day today and I'm all good). Of course he's loved having me around so much when I'd usually be working most of the day.
He is becoming more and more obsessed with my voice - he now knows 2 phrases and 1 sound and mumbles other inaudible phrases I can't make out yet. All he does all day long is talk! And he is wanting to come to me more and more and becoming more interested when I'm engaged in something he comes over. I'm still wary of him biting me when he lands on me though which is a learned behaviour that I'm still trying to work on.
But yesterday I was working away on my laptop with his playstand next to me and he flew over all by himself! He even played on it, ate from the bowls although he struggles a tiny bit since they're quite deep for him, and he even tried to climb the round perches. I couldn't believe his braveness, it's so huge for him to explore something like that. He now loves it and keeps flying over from his cage and back to watch what I'm doing. I've had him a year now and he is finally at the point he is wanting to engage in my activities too, I'm so happy and proud of him, the playstand I believe will solve a lot of the issues I have been having with him 😊💜