Sunday, November 22, 2015

Pearl's Favorite Spot To Nibble On Millet Strips


     It was dark, about 3AM. I heard a thud first, then a thrashing of wings that pulled me out of bed fast. I grabbed Pearl, held her close to calm her down. Evidently the perch she had been sleeping on worked its way loose and had toppled Pearl with it.
    Once she felt safe on my shoulder she calmed down and started pecking on my ear. The only thing she likes better is nibbling at a long strand of millet strips. I always place it on the top of the cage, so I can quickly scoop it away when I think she's had enough.
    Seeds aren't the best things for birds to eat. They need nutricious pelleted food. I bought what they had at Pet World, but Pearl doesn't seem to like it. Sometime this weekend, I'll head to Pet Smart and see what they have. Also need to buy some toys for her - right now she likes searching for my hearing aids and that's a no-no.
    Although I haven't had her but a few days - and the first day wasn't too great - life is changing for me and Pearl. I can sense the subtle bonding. If I let her, she'd perch happily on my shoulder all day.
   In my next blog post, I'll tell you about the strange cage arrangement I have. It's pretty neat and Pearl can look through an open window at all times.
     I do hope you will come back to this blog and enjoy what I'm writing. I'd like this to be a place where you ask questions and even offer advice.
     Until next time, live happily. It's the only way to go.


Thursday, November 19, 2015

Pearl Has Come Home And The Adventure Begins

 Pearl on her swing!
Pearl finally got to come home with me. She can eat on her own now - a grown up gal. She spent the afternoon on my shoulder.
I just wanted to share her photo sitting on the swing she loves.
The adventures of Audrey and Pearl have begun.  Stay tuned for our continuing story!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

It's Almost Time

Pearl still being hand fed at the pet shop.
Pearl is about ready to be weaned! I'm very excited to take you on Pearl's journey to becoming a full-fledged adult. I expect to bring her home next Monday. We’ll share our ups and down with you. We'll share pictures. Our stories will be put on the blog about once each week. You will become part of our family. It will be a fun journey and I look forward to meeting you here. 
See you again soon.
May God bless our country
and the magnificent stars and stripes that wave above her.