||Two years old|
||Belleview, Florida, USA|
is Lexus, she is very special to us. She loves to cuddle at night
and when we come home from work she always says "you my friend?" Or
sometimes "kiss mommy!" She has a 40-word vocabulary, when it rains she
starts to fluff her wings trying to get wet, so I take her out to enjoy a
natural bath. Here she is in the rain in this picture.
She has a sweet personality. She always wants to be in our company
either on our shoulder or beside us. When we eat dinner she wants to
join us. One trick we taught her is to shake for a treat. Now if i'm
sitting by her cage eating something she will automatically lift her
foot to shake without my asking. Now I'm teaching her to do the hokey
pokey. When I say "put your right foot in and your left foot out," I move
my fingers back and forth and it works! She will actually left her foot!
Next I'm trying to get her to turn around. She likes when I sing to her.
She is more affectionate during the night. When the lights are turned out
we hear her little feet coming through the kitchen into the bedroom to
find us. She loves being under the covers. Lexus says "I love you," "night
night," "you my friend," "where you at?" and the list could go on.
As an eclectus, she requires a lot more care than regular birds. They
must have a high-fiber diet and foods high in vitamin A. Only 25% of her
diet is seed. because their esophagus is longer, seed takes longer to
digest and could cause harmful bacteria. She needs lots of fruits and
vegetables, so it is a daily routine for me to cook for her. Sweet
potatoes and corn are her favorites. I also give her beans and brown
rice. Her favorite fruit is grapes and blueberries. Needless to say
Lexus is spoiled rotten - she is our favorite little girl!