You may or may not have seen my introduction post in the newbies section, but this is Thor our handsome blue and yellow budgie
(sitting on my shoulder for the first time!)
We got him on 22nd October this year, so he has been with us just over a month now.
The first few days he was understandably quite quiet and reserved, but he quickly phased out of this and began chirping away merrily in his cage.
The most defining feature of this wee guy is how not bothered he is by things. For example:
*Amanda drops a bunch of cutlery all over the place = sudden loud noises*
*gasps around the room - all attention on Thor to make sure he's ok*
*Thor too busy preening himself to notice*
We took him out of his cage 5 days after we got him and he flew straight into the window. Luckily he was flying so slowly that he didn't get hurt! After a few more trips outside the cage he is becoming a lot better in controlling his flight path!
Last week he acknowledged the presence of the toys in his cage and has now become completely enamoured with his set of three cage-like balls with a bell on the bottom. His favourite thing to do with them is pull them out to the side and lift them as high as possible and then drop them (pictured below!).
In terms of bonding, he is very good at being handled and was fairly easy to get to step up onto my finger. He even let my parents handle him when he met them for the first time the other week. We tempted him with lettuce and millet to get him to come out of his cage and step up.
Last week he seemed to go backwards and now is a bit trickier to handle and shuffles away from my hand when it is inside the cage. So I have begun a simple taming routine to get him back to his normal friendly self!
He is a very talkative chap and loves having conversations with me and my boyfriend Al. He is even starting to pick up some of the sounds we make to him! Very exciting
Anyway - that's where we're at just now! (Bit of an essay haha!)
Will update as we go along