Look mom, down there, look, it’s a FEDDER! Could it be mine perchance? Mom, you’re not looking, LOOK!
Rest assured Keito, I am almost always looking – at you, my beautiful girl.
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know I have a deep affection for Pionus Parrots. And I’m sure many know that I’m owned by two Pi – Keito and Abby.
While Keito gets most of the airtime and social media splash, Abby, the Maximillian Pionus, is content to remain beyond the spotlight.
Abby is an older girl. She spent her early life as a breeding bird and unfortunately, was subjected to mean and abusive behaviour from her breeding mate. She came to live with me as a companion bird when she was 10 years old: that was 15 years and many, many, many head scritchies ago!
With a sweet, gentle personality, Abby isn’t comfortable with cameras, phones or even a lot of human interaction. She and I have arrived at a comfortable relationship place where Abby solicits scitchies and ‘asks’ for closeness, but is equally happy to spend her days just hanging out on or in her cage, knowing all the while that she can at any time, move around freely and unencumbered. Not quite as colourful as younger housemate Keito, Abby’s colours are just as gorgeous. With dark and light green, olive and bronze-coloured feathers mixing with beautiful purple and lavender-coloured breast feathers, the Maxi Pi is a subtle beauty. I love my big girl, and in her own, quiet way, Abby shows that she loves me too, every day.
For Keito, there’s no place more entertaining it seems then linen closets. She chortles, struts and preens when in them. Here she is enjoying the bathroom cupboard… silly, sweet girl.
Shortly after our fun with the towels, it was Keito the Klingon time – she spotted something out the window and clung tight to mom while peering to see what dreaded monster lurked outside.
And lastly, I needed help from my girl to decide on that morning’s tea of choice. Big decisions always call for Keito’s input!
I love my Pi girls so much so that some might say I’m Crazy About Pionus – and they’d be right! I’ll be posting new photos of Keito and Abby regularly on their new page, click here to see more of my beautiful girls.
My girl Keito ❤️
(photos by Linda Sullivan)