I’ve finally succumbed to what a lot of pet owners have been doing for the past decade: creating social media accounts for pets. In my case, since I have over 30+ birds, I’ve created a consolidated page and IG account for all of them.
It’s out of the cage time! It’s really difficult to get a shot of Charlie, Pili and Ozai in one perch! This was a lucky shot. #birdsofcebu #birdsofig #birdsofinstagram #parrotsofig #parrotsofinstagram #petsgram #instapets #instabird #parrot #indianringneck #irn #bird #pet #charlietheirn #sunconure #conuresofinstagram #rainbowlorikeet #greennapedlory #lory
So for those of you who are interested to see what I’m posting you can actually follow them at @birdsofcebu . The whole idea is to share some bits of information about these domesticated birds (I do not keep any wild-caught birds as an advocacy to preserve wildlife). More than just pretty pictures or colorful feathers, these birds are quite the lively flock and each of them have their own attitude and character that makes them very distinct!
Take for example Charlie; Charlie is a very intelligent Indian Ringneck parakeet that just loves to fly around and is always ever so curious about anything new or shiny that he can see. He is also a spoiled bird refusing to get friendly with any of my other birds while only making affectionate contact to me. He is the boss when it comes to what gets done or what we have planned for the day so I have to make sure that I’m observing him or he can get pretty naughty and destroy all my wires!
I’m back from China and Pili is happy to be playing with me again! He dives right at me and chews anything interesting. Charlie is close by keeping a jealous watch on Pili getting too familiar with me. #birdsofig #birdsofinstagram #parrotsofig #parrotsofinstagram #petsgram #instapets #instabird #parrot #greennapedlory #lory #lorikeet
Pili is a Green-naped lory but can be quite the bully! While Pili is fearful of unfamiliar objects, when he does get familiar, he does not hesitate to get wild and extremely playful! He can sometimes perform air push-ups on plastic cups and when he doesn’t get his playtime outside the cage, he will jump around and make a lot of sound to get my attention.
Ozai quickly eased into my room. He’s here temporarily before I move him with Ursa to the big breeding cage. He was easily comfortable and happily played with the toys on the tripod perch. This is a sign of a Bird who was properly socialised when he was much younger. birdsofig #birdsofinstagram #parrotsofig #parrotsofinstagram #petsgram #instapets #instabird #parrot #sunconure #conure #conuresofinstagram #bird #pet
Ozai the Sun Conure is a pleasant surprise to me at times. He seems shy at first but once out of the cage he likes to play with Charlie’s bird toys and also will get curious when Pili and Charlie are nibbling around me. He isn’t as affectionate yet and for a sun conure he’s quite silent compared to his wife:Ursa.
These birds are quite the flock and sometimes it can get too overwhelming! Thankfully every playtime with them is always interesting and I’m always the one who has to call it a day instead of them. These birds seemingly have no limit to their energy!
Hopefully one day I get to freeflight some of my birds and THEN that will be a story to blog.