Wednesday, December 10, 2008

For those of you wondering

For those of you wondering if I create my own blog posts, the answer is YES! I oversee all aspects of the posts from copy to photographs. Most of the time I work from my office, but as you can see in this picture I stay home and blog from the comfort of my bedroom once in awhile. Everyone needs to take it easy sometimes -even smart blue headed pionus bloggers!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Violet lets Pippin author a post

Hello, this is Pippin and I thought I'd start by telling you about today's tasty treats we got for breakfast. A bit of spaghetti squash, pomegranate seeds, a dash of my seed mix, and...
oh no! What are those uniform cylindrical looking things? Ick! I reminded my mom that I preferred Violet's pellets last time I tried them, so she got a little handful out for me and started reducing them to Pippin sized pieces.
I came over for a better view and to supervise the crunching up of pellets. Everything was looking good
so I tried some
and then I hopped in to eat some more. Delicious!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Here I am again- and I have a new home!!

I know what you're thinking.. "wow, isn't she CUTE, I'm sure sorry that I chose the face only a mother could love option when I voted." Few people thought I'd turn out okay and yet here I sit before you, oozing with cuteness and charm!

I have a new home with Violet and her flock. Violet doesn't know what to think of me yet, but I am rather small and unobtrusive, so perhaps she will accept me over time.
In the mean time I have found some really good places to hang out and observe my new surroundings.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

I'm back

Do you still think I'm cute?

How do I look?
Cuter than ever!!
I'm sorry for your unfortunate appearance. free polls

Monday, October 27, 2008

It's viewer participation time again

I know how much humans love to click repeatedly at buttons, so I have another poll for you. Hurray! Meet one of my friends at the aviary. We don't know if its a male or female yet, but we do know that it is quite nekkid, has transparent skin, large eyes, and looks lost in its new world. You get to decide:
Is it cute?
A face only a mother could love free polls

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Good afternoon!

As you can see I have had a shower again. This time it was much more fun because my mom joined me under the spray.

See? Her feathers got all wet too.
Then she opened the front door to the house and we sat on the floor in the sunshine to dry out. It was very nice and warm in the sun and I dried out quickly.
I decided to climb up onto her head to see the view from the highest spot. She didn't mind me being up there, although she did say it was difficult to get a good picture of me. I guess I finally figured out how to get away from the camera although it was a little slippery walking around up there.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rain on me

I was given a brief shower today which worried me a little bit. I was fine afterwards when I got to preen near the window and watch the birds in the trees.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Watch me eat

Woah.. what's going on here? I'm dizzy from this background. Somebody disable my mom's photoshop please!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Hi there! I've been having a good time with my new flock. They are giving me plenty of time by myself so that I can rest and eat- and I've been doing a lot of both! My mom has been taking me to the window so that I can see what is happening in the back yard. We stand at the window together for a long time and watch the birds come to the feeder.. ..and watch the mean, fat squirrel chase away the birds on the ground. That squirrel must wake up on the wrong side of the nest everyday because he even chases the chipmunks.
I really enjoy my visits to the window! My mom says she wants to take me outside on walks, but not right away. She wants to make sure I am very comfortable being on her shoulder and trust her first. She has gotten something called a flight harness, and I will wear it around my body when we go out. It has a long leash that is very light weight so that if I fall, or jump she can help me stay safe.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Up on the roof

Here I am on top of my new house. I can see trees and birds from my vantage point- it's really a nice view. I have a cup of food and water up here too so I never have to go very far to get a snack. Today I have dried peas and corn added to my food mix, and I'm munching on all of it. Yum!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

My first big adventure

Today I had my first big adventure since my hatch day. My mom came to the aviary this morning to take me to my new home. She said we had to make a stop at the vets office first for my check up. I didn't like this new carrier at first, but I settled down after a few minutes.

The doctor poked me in several places during the exam and since we are in polite company I won't go into details but believe me I don't want to go through that again! He said my heart and lungs sounded good, and my weight is good too. By the time we got home I was very tired.

My mom still had to put a few more pieces of furniture up in my new house and I happily waited in the carrier while she worked, then we had a little siesta on the couch.

Later on she fixed me a plate of food and placed it on the bottom of my cage. I also have food and water in shiny cups that hang in my cage. My cage is very new to me and those big cups worry me a little bit at the moment. Maybe tomorrow I will explore a little more and see what's inside them.

Monday, September 8, 2008

I'm free!

Oh I'm so happy! Today someone helped me up out of my swimming pool that I've been learning to climb out of and set me down on the floor to explore. Yipeee!

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Who's this again?

What's this? The love fest between the eclectus and my mom is continuing! That bird was nuzzling my mom all over.. nibbling on her ear and preening her hair. Don't worry about me though I was out on my mom's hand getting my head rubbed at the same time the other bird was visiting. I'm really learning to like head rubs! I ruffle my feathers up on my neck and head and my mom rubs very gently- today I actually fell asleep as she was petting me.

Oh guess what? I get to go home with my mom this Wednesday!! I hear there is a new house with toys waiting for me. I can't wait!! I also overheard something about stopping at the vets office before we go home- eek..scary!!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

A lovely visitor

This pretty eclectus parrot sat with my mom and me for quite awhile today. She really likes chewing on the necklace my mom made.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The pose

Uh oh.. caught!

This is what a troublemaker looks like fleeing the scene of intended trouble making!

Okay, okay.. intended visiting.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Just look at ME

Hello! Thanks to my nice neighbor Indy and his humans I have some new pictures to show you. First, here is Indy! Indy's mom & dad came to the aviary to visit her last weekend and I got to hang out with them and my human. Thank you Indy!
Look how I've grown!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008


He's camera shy

Indy and Violet :)

I've been a cheeky bird and swiped a copy of this photograph from the blog of Indy's human. I hope she doesn't mind too much, but I think Indy and I look very cute together- besides it's time to post a picture of ME! What is it with all the pictures of macaws lately? I'll have to have a word with my photographer.