Thursday, July 9, 2009

Parrot VS. Puzzle

I don't know HOW he did it-but Mr. Bird solved his puzzle. The peanuts were extracted, the puzzle removed from its chain, and then carefully placed in an empty food holder for a refill. Mr. Bird is very particular about the placement of certain items in his cage, so by placing it up high, and in a place of honor, he lets me know that he was either pleased with the puzzle, or more than likely, very pleased with himself.

We celebrated with a blueberry feast-all hail Oliver the Parrot!

I've ordered a terribly expensive (like 50 bucks please don't tell Mom) dog puzzle for the Border collies, because I really want to see if they can work it. Even I shuddered at the price, but the urge to know if it would work over rode common sense.

8 comments:

Debra Kay said...

GOOD LORD! Oliver the parrot, angry because I was bringing him in (it's going to hit 100 this afternoon and I have to be gone) flew all around the sunroom, chasing and tormenting the dogs. He really IS full of himself these days.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

Yay Oliver. What a smart parrot you are. You really should give the woman a break since she gave you such a fine toy. You have set a high standard for the dogs.

Teri C said...

LOL, I just love you Oliver!

Mim said...

how old is Ollie? Isn't there a time in their lives where they get a bit agressive and need a girlfriend?

Julie said...

That will be a cool test for the dogs...let us know how it works!

Debra Kay said...

He's 9 now-in his teenage years. He was pretty agressive when I got him-but we worked through it. I think he'd still bite the crap out of anyone but me though-he's a one person birdy bird.

My aunt has two greys-one was her late husbands, and he won't stay in the room with the other grey, but he has accepted my aunt as his person now.

Oliver chose me-I was not actually going to get a grey, I wanted an amazon, but he kept making eye contact and indicated he wanted to interact, and the rest is history.

Debra Kay said...

He's 9 now-in his teenage years. He was pretty agressive when I got him-but we worked through it. I think he'd still bite the crap out of anyone but me though-he's a one person birdy bird.

My aunt has two greys-one was her late husbands, and he won't stay in the room with the other grey, but he has accepted my aunt as his person now.

Oliver chose me-I was not actually going to get a grey, I wanted an amazon, but he kept making eye contact and indicated he wanted to interact, and the rest is history.

Debra Kay said...

Oh, Oliver is in the small cage today cooling off while I go to the spa.....by the time I get home, he'll have decided it's better to be a good birdy bird and that will be that.

His previous owner was harsh with him, but I haven't found that to be needed. He has a tantrum and a blow up every now and then, but time out works very well. Parrots do not trust easily, and harsh treatment is a bad mistake with any of them.