I've decided to "officially" call her Sakura, though Flower is definitely going to stick as a nickname (my pets always have a ton of those anyway, haha). Anyway...she is an absolute doll! The journey from New York to Oregon was fairly stressful, but once home she relaxed quite a bit. She is shy, but willing to trust both me and my boyfriend already. She absolutely loves her cheeks rubbed.
Like any curious parrot, she does like to explore with her beak, but she's surprisingly gentle and doesn't seem to bite at all. She gives warning nips if she does not want to step up and you try to press the issue, but they don't hurt at all.
My only concerns with her so far are:
1) She's barely eating.
2) So far, she isn't moving around her cage much; she just sits in her favorite spot all the time. I didn't even have a perch there originally, but she was clinging to the bars so I added it.
I'm going to give her a smaller bowl next to this favored spot, and maybe also try added some more small seeds to the mix. Last night when I had her out, I scattered a little food on the coffee table and she picked out a few millet seeds halfheartedly. She also nibbled at a couple of Zupreem fruit tiel pellets. But she hasn't gone over to the food bowl in the cage.
Without further ado, here are some photos of the pretty girl.
Poor thing had a night fright a couple of days before I brought her home, and lost most of her tail. But at least her wings are growing back in nicely, and she isn't doing too badly when she tries to fly.
Her cage so far:
I bought her so many toys, and only a fraction of them fit with the cage layout so far. But it's a work in progress. I'm so bummed -- I ordered a dragonwood perch online to replace the big dowel that came with the cage, and it's GORGEOUS but slightly too long. The seller assured me it would fit all 36" cages but there's no way. Does anyone have ideas of where I could take it to get trimmed down a little? I might try Home Depot out of desperation. I don't want to have to send it back.
Her giant manzanita stand should be arriving at some point today.