Happy Halloween from Cooper and the flock!
This month’s movie is The Crow.
On Devil’s Night, musician Eric Draven and his fiancée are killed by a group of thugs. One year later Eric comes back to life, and with the aid of a mystical crow, takes revenge on the gang and their leader.
Cooper enjoyed this movie. She was happy to see the bad guys get their just deserts.
Cooper thinks that crows are pretty badass. Not as badass as budgies, though.
Budgies love to do impressions.
Can you guess who Cooper is?
Budgie the Vampire Slayer!
Halloween is almost here. If you don’t have your costume yet, you better get going! Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Parakeet feather mask by AveanArt.
Budgie face mask by Lucino Rojas.
Who wouldn’t want to be a sexy parakeet?
Or you could be a little more realistic with this costume by siplick.
And don’t forget to decorate! Here’s a creepy skelebird I saw at the costume store.
Budgies will occasionally consult the Magic 8 Ball.
Signs point to yes!
Meet Little Bob!Little Bob is an Eclectus Parrot.
Little Bob’s favorite activity? Mayhem!
His favorite treat is corn on the cob.
Little Bob has his own facebook page. (Do you see the green heart?)
Little Bob LOVES to listen to music and squawk along.
Alfie has finally joined the flock!
He met Cooper first – she flew into the room he was in when I left the door open. Oops.
We moved Alfie’s cage next to the budgies’ cage. Cooper made herself right at home (someone has to destroy Alfie’s toys)! Alfie hasn’t moved into the big cage, but gets outside time with the flock. They’re still establishing a pecking order and we’re not comfortable with leaving them alone yet.
Here they all are on the big cage (which does not seem so big anymore…).
Hanging out on the play gym. I’ll have to work on getting a better photo of them together. They’re not very good at staying still.
Alfie is fascinated with Sunny. Watch out Dewey!
Alfie and Ozzie have become buddies. They like to chase Dewey away from Sunny. Double trouble!
This month’s book is Bird Brains: The Intelligence of Crows, Ravens, Magpies and Jays by Candace Savage.
Bird Brains examines the intelligence of the corvid family. Research on the birds (nest building, raising young, food gathering, mating and play) shows powers of abstraction, memory, and creativity that put them on par with many mammals, even higher primates.
This was nothing new to Cooper, who knows firsthand how brilliant birds can be. She enjoyed this book – particularly the amazing photos (taken by some of the world’s best wildlife photographers).