Story Bird: Alex
had Alex for about 4 weeks, and
during that time he has been very
distant. He spends a lot of
his time sitting on his perch, not
moving much at all, and has had
diarrhea increasingly. Alex
had not shown any interest in being
touched, but have kept trying
to approach him, only to have him
move away from me every time. A day
after starting the giardia meds,
Alex kissed my hand while I was
stroking the back of his neck. He
was talking at me all day, and even
taught me a couple of phrases in
bird (now waitaminit!?). He said
lots of his human words, too, but I
am not sure what the words were,
(too soft, too garbled), it sounded
like 'that's enough', and 'toy
toy', or 'ToTo' (someone named him,
perhaps?) He also said 'Heddo!',
and in the same tone 'OH,OH!', or
some such, and he was rapping along
with some music again.
Yesterday he made a couple querying
sounds while I was out at the
washer (I taped him wile I was
out), then gave a loud screech and
wings when I returned.
I'm very pleased to meet the real Alex at last!
Alex's story is just one of many
birds are who were suffering from a
undiagnosed illness, which many
times will affect their behavior.
Please get your birds check FULLY
by an avian vet.