731 Days of Harvey

Two years ago, today, Harvey came to stay.

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This was the year Harvey finally stepped up. Patience finally paid off. He still will only step up from one side of the cage and will only go in the cage if your finger is on his right side. So, we still have a bit of work to do. This is also the year that he bonded with Cooper. Harvey loves to sing and chatter at bedtime and is going at it long after the lights are out. I’m looking forward to the day where I’ve won enough trust from him to give him a kiss.

Happy Anniversary Harvey – we love you!

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365 Days of Harvey

One year ago today we brought home this little fellow.10And here he is today: hvy15anniYep – he looks as comfortable with the camera as he did a year ago. Harvey still has not stepped up. His previous owners must have really traumatized him. He will put one foot on my finger. But that’s it. I know one day the little light bulb will go off and he’ll step up, so we keep trying.

Harvey loves Lera and they are fun to watch as they groom each other. He’s a good eater and is very chatty when the lights go out. His toenails grow quickly and instead of taking him somewhere to get them clipped, we did it ourselves. He handled it like a champ.

Happy anniversary Harvey – we love you!

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In the spotlight – Harvey!

harvsHarvey is sweet and stubborn (and camera shy). He will let us pet his tummy, but only if he’s on the top perch. And forget about stepping up. I’ve tried a wooden perch, millet, everything! He just won’t do it. But I know we’ll get there soon. The little light bulb just hasn’t gone off yet.
In other Harvey news, he loves his dice. And Lera, of course. Like the other budgies, he enjoys his veggies, but fruit – not so much. We’re keeping an eye on his beak (he’s missing a portion of his lower beak) to make sure it doesn’t become a problem. Harvey is very vocal at bedtime. I like to think he’s singing lullabies and telling bedtime stories to the flock.