A Beaker Update →
I saw the Beaker Signal and I obey.
Latest Beakie News:
My bird thinks he's a dog. But he's still afraid of dogs on TV. Does that make him a self loathing canine?
Seriously He has suddenly started going, "Ruff, ruff." And I'm pretty sure that it's because the neighbor's dog barks constantly. You can hear it through the wall. As well, when my mom's dog visits I'll bark just to get him to reply. So now, ruff ruff is part of his vocabulary. The thing is, he'll use it when I get angry at him for whatever. If he nips my ear I'll say, "No! Bad Beaker." And he'll just say, "Ruff ruff." And of course I forgive him.
I'm hearing him say, "Good boy." under his breath in practice mode.
My bird is horny. This is not a good thing.
Yeah, he's getting the hormone thing already. It usually waits until at least the first full year. But he is a hybrid so who knows? He spends the day vocalizing and occasionally trying to hump my left hand. He has a serious grip now. And when he grabs a finger it can be painful. As well, cockatoo courting entails biting. And hissing. So then it is time to strip his feet off of my finger and place him in his cage. I do it gently, like removing a tight ring. This behavior is extremely problematic. Mainly that if Beaker decides that I'm his mate, he will start to attack the wife. And this will not do. Right now we have a perfectly balanced flock. Any actual sexual stuff would destroy the balance. Yeah, I know. But you might be surprised to know that this can happen with a lot of different pets.
My bird is a real dinosaur.
Speaking of vocalizations. Beaker is now doing a true ROAR sound. It's so funny. He will raise his crest to full height and go,"RAWRRRRRR!" The most deep and guttural dinosaur roar that I have ever heard. He just now did it. So I do it back. And he drops his crest and does the trill flock call. So at the very least I may still be in charge.