Our gig today was parrots! We learned things! If you make it to the end of this post, you may learn something, too.*
This pretty boy Pretty boy! Pretty boy! is Skylar. He accepted pistachios from Annie, then bit her. It was a stormy relationship.
Birds see in the visible (to us) spectrum, and also see UV.
|Here's the plan, see. I'll eat the nut, see. Then we'll...you dirty rat!|
|Alo, an African Grey|
- Their vet bills are breathtaking.
- They will outlive you. If you don't like your bird, you can't just wait him out.
- Birds are extremely dander-y. Annie had to leave the house after five minutes, so powerful was her allergic reaction.
- Birds are flock animals, and the reality of life in a cage stresses them. Counterintuitively, their lifespan in captivity is shorter than in the wild, even though they are prey animals.