Saturday, September 24, 2005

My First Foster Bird - Ezri

Today I got my first foster bird. She is a 2.5 year old sun conure named Ezri.
She is in beautiful feather and is bright eyed and bushy tailed. Very precious!
So far she has let me rub her feet and her beak. Of course if I let her she would definately give me a nip. I gave her a tongue depressor wrapped in paper and she loved it. I also put a small toy with wood pieces in her cage. We shall see if she likes it.

Here are some of the things I know about her:
  • Her right leg was broken around 6 months of age.
  • She likes cashews,cheese, peanut butter on toast, cranberry juice with no sugar(28 oz water to 4oz juice).
  • She likes to cuddle in your shirt if she gets a little chilly.
  • She has only had one previous owner.
  • She is a wood chewer.
  • She does not talk but imitates dogs.
  • She understands up, down, come, and go poopy. Of course as all birds do, she does this on her terms.
  • She likes to have a perch outside her cage to play on.
  • She is used to being out of her cage at least 4 hours per day.
  • She likes toys but new ones take her a little while to get used to.
  • She is territorial. Not just her cage but the whole house.
  • She is used to being covered at night and has a blanket for that purpose.
  • If she is biting say,"No Hard" and she will usually ease up.
  • She instigates bathing about 1x per week. When this happens put a dish with water inside her house.
Ezri was named after this Deep Space 9 character.