ok so here is the situation: i have a flock of 8. they all have their best friends and good friends. some get along, others will fight (*cough* pickles and butch *cough*) and then their are the ones that will hang out and then be loners and will sit by themselves. Bowie, is really different. his friend is bobby, but he doesn't sing to him or really show emotion, they will just groom each other sometimes. he is NOT sick (he's always been like this and he has been to the vet for other things and is healthy). recently, i have been putting him on the cage top gym in hopes that he would walk down the rope to get to the tree. he need to get some excersice and start moving around. well, he hasn't unless i put him on the other side of the cages that are in-between (pic below). when he is on the tree he just sits a lot and only moves to get food. his feet are weak and i don't know if that is why he doesn't hop around.
so yesterday i decided that i would take him into the other room with me while i was on the computer. he sat on my shoulder and i let him eat millet. i put him on the tree after. today (right now to be exact!) i have him with me again. today he didn't really want to go on my shoulder so i put him on the top of the door on our computer armoire then on my shoulder. he is content listening to music with me
is him being a loner a good reason to try boning with him?
he doesn't like the other birds and has no interest in them. he is adopted (like the rest of my flock) and so i don't know his past. he could have been someones bonded bird for all i know…
this is the rope that i want him to go across to get from his cage (white) to the trees. he won't go to the tree unless i put him on the left side of the black cage. other wise he justs sits on top of the flight cage like a couch potato
first attempt at bonding
and i know this is far fetched and foolish… but there is another "what if?" reason why i think i would be bonding with him.
some of you may remember my beloved "Pumble" (avatar pic). he was my fist keet and we had a great bond. unfortunately he is flying high, but he taught me the loving bond that you can have with parrots. after i got bowie and the others, i was taking pictures and then i was looking at a picture of him and i noticed that his colors took on a shape… or image (a person and a bird), outlined in pic below. i knew he was special from the beginning. i just feel like i have to bond with him.. like he has a slice of Pumble in him or something. just food for thought
for my other pets: cat, rabbit, 6 fish tanks, 2 fire belly newts, 2 african dwarf frogs, 22+ crayfish, fish