She (we found out after the vet visit that "Peter" was a she), was renamed Stormy because we got her on a rare stormy day in Phoenix where there were actual tornadoes and lots of trees/power lines down. In spite of the damage, rain is a good omen here. She has learned her new name. She also had started to try her biting but no more than my conures when they came to me. I just showed her I was not afraid of her and scolded her for biting and she stopped biting after that. I think previous owners were either afraid of her or just didn't give her time/attention, maybe were not experienced or something. She did not want to be touched at first but now she snuggles.
It has taken her a full month to really come out of her shell. She's a delightful bird. She has chosen me as her person, but also will go to my kids and husband just fine (and no biting! yeah!). She makes all kinds of fun sounds that she has picked up from who knows where. She also has picked up a few sounds/words from our house but mostly she just mumbles, and she loves to whistle the most. She has been receptive to learning a few bird tricks. Her favorite thing to do is snuggle against my cheek when she's on my shoulder and beg for scratches, and then she will groom me back (my eyelashes mostly). She's potty trained-- picked that up within a week. She has accepted her flight suit for walks when weather permits. She makes a really nice study partner, and loves it when I read aloud to her. ha ha!
My only question for now is, she makes a very high pitched squeaky sound when she wants attention. Is that a grey thing or is that a sound that she learned? She also used to growl a lot after stepping up but hardly does anymore, unless I move too fast. She's coming along great.
Here she is enjoying a Reese's Pieces candy after Halloween
Edited by usamma, 18 November 2010 - 03:25 PM.