Just out of general curiosity, I was wondering what all your friends thought of your birds?
With me most people that meet me don't even know that you CAN keep birds of prey etc and they're totally baffled by it. And then there are others that come over my place and just stare in awe at my flock haha. There are some people that wont go near the birds and there are some that love to interact with them. For instance I am using Joey to get my friends more used to birds and give them a better understanding because he's so gentle.
so now some pictures of my friends with Joey and Tobi hehe!
My best friend Becki hates pretty much any animal except for bunnies . She doesn't really like birds at all. It made me smile how when I had Dakota (the snake out) she was always bragging about how much she loved snakes and I asked if she'd ever held one and she was like noooo, so I wrapped him around her neck and I've never seen her freak out so much! It was so funny, she just sat there screaming and almost crying at the feel of it. ANYWAYS. Back to birds. Becki has flown Chalkie and been in all my aviaries etc and never really takes interest. She just knows they're there haha. She's not bothered by them in the slightest. She always used to cuddle with Joey and stuff and tolerate him being there but sometimes she's just like meh. She doesn't really like him because he's 'kind of yellow' haha! Very shallow. She doesn't mind the fact he's bald though :P But now I have Tobi and he is like slowly getting more used to people handling him but most of the time he just bites, screams, scratches etc and wants nothing to do with you. I left Becki in the room for a bit while I was doing a job and I came back in to find her cuddling Tobi! He only likes her which I think is kinda funny haha. Moody girl. Moody bird. Perfect! Haha. I have a few funny pictures of her and the birds, sadly she's wearing some pretty weird shades and you can't really see her face because of it but hey ho. She looks like a real weird person in the pictures ^^
hehe she hates those pictures but NEVER MIND!
Anyways, then there's Jess, she's like my second best friend haha! She's the one that lives in Australia a lot that was moving there at some point (all her family inc her mom n dad etc are over there) so I asked about what birds were available there? Well anyways, she's staying here for a while now and is putting up an aviary in the next few weeks and having some budgies and finches from me to get her started she really really loves Joey but dislikes Tobi complete opposite to Becki!
And last but not least Jack. Jack doesn't really have any interest in birds but he'll still have a laugh with them when he's over my place. He seems to like Joey a lot but if you look at the picture of him with Tobi he doesn't look too pleased
and there we have some of my friends with my fids :P
I only have one friend that actuually likes my birds, she likes Russ, alot of my friends think Russ is really cool but are too scared to pick him up, they like the flock as a whole I think but dont really seem interested, my best friend does not like animals, strange how that happens? And well only my dad and one sister like the birds the others are scared of birds but they do think there very beautiful, but sadly I have no friends that are just in Love with my birds because there not really animal people.
Most of my friends think i'm crazy and just don't get it. My best friend Jessica thinks Goober is really cool, but doesn't care to hold her. When Goober gets near her she does her usual puff and attack and Jessica will just look down her nose at her and swat her (gently) away. It's beautiful lmao. All my other female friends are terrified of Goober, because she will puff up and try to bite women, but they think she is cute and funny when she gets talking. My male friends have no interest in her, but she loves them, so they tend to hold her for a minute before getting bored.
Gareth, my boyfriend, likes the linnies and claims he doesn't like Goober... but he's playing with her more and more over the years and yesterday I came home from work in a panic because Goober wasn't in her cage... he got her out and had her on the playstand as a surprise for me he even gave her fresh food and water in her cage and on her stand. So for all he "hates" her he didn't want her stuck in her cage since I was running late and decided to coax her out. He's a keeper, huh? lol
none of my friends have any intrest in birds and almost all of them are scared of solo but thats mostly because my sister and her bestie tell everyone how scary he is truth is he just doesnt like them because they are mean to him and they run away screaming if he comes near them and i think solo jst likes to mess with them he also tend to only be cuddly with me and my mom sooo... my mom and dad dont like birds but they have warmed up to solo my friends think the budgis are cute which is a start i guess