Saturday, October 30, 2010

Clean Bill of Health!

No pictures today, but wanted to report that Kylie had a good visit with our local Avian vet today. She was such a good girl while being examined and the vet says she's in excellent health! Feathers are in great condition, perfect weight, etc. Just waiting for the results from the CBC Blood work - should find out the results this week, but the vet isn't concerned. The vet said she's a healthy and very pretty little girl :)

I'm doing a virtual course from home this week, so I'll be around a little bit more. But considering cutting the quarantine a little short and introducing Kylie to the bird room next weekend. It has been challenging spending enough time with her and spending time with Lucy and Jessie and I think Kylie will benefit being around Lucy and Jessie.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hanging out with Kylie

Excuse the poor quality of the first 2 pictures. Kylie was a little hesitant to first come out of her cage tonight and I just grabbed by cell phone and snapped a few pictures.
Thinking a little more ....
After a few minutes she came out and flew over to see me on the love seat in the bedroom. I don't want to force her to things she's uncomfortable with, so I'm just letting her do her own thing. Here is a cute picture.

Here is another cute picture of her hanging out on the love seat with me.
She was out with me for about 20 minutes and was a very good girl and stepped up for me when I offered my finger. She's enjoying an almond in her cage right now for being such a good girl.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Welcome Home Kylie!

This is the first entry officially welcoming Kylie to our flock! We picked her up this morning and had an uneventful drive home. I sat beside her and she was very good all the way home. She moved closer to me and even let me give her scratches.

I took this picture right after we got home. She definitely looks a little nervous.

A few minutes later she accepted her first treat

I kept her in the cage we brought her in for a little while, but now she is in her regular cage, which she is familiar with. I opened the cage door and let her come out when she was ready, which didn't take very long. Once she climbed out, she hung out on top for a few minutes. She let me give her head scratches and took a treat from me. Then it was the moment of truth ... to see if she would step up for me. I know from previous visits with Kylie not to force her. So I offered my finger a couple inches away from her and I was so happy when she stepped up for me almost right away. From there I put her in her cage and I did get a little bite before she stepped onto one of her perches, but that's to be expected. I'm so thrilled so far!
Kylie looking around in her cage

Another picture of Kylie in her cage
Kylie eating! Within a few minutes of going into her cage, you could tell that she felt more comfortable because it was familiar and started eating on her own. I'll keep a close eye on how much she eats (and poops) over the next couple of days.
Welcome Home Kylie!
Right now, Kylie is in quarantine in my bedroom on the 2nd floor. But Lucy and Jessie definitely know something is up. Kylie has made a few peeps and sqweaks so far and my husband said Jessie was looking up the stairs, so they can definitely hear her.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Part Senegal / Part Bat

Took a few pictures of Jessie tonight while he was on the jungle gym. This is a common way for him to literally 'hang' out. Sometimes I swear he's part bat :)