||One year old|
||Decatur, Macon County, Illinois, USA|
came to me as a tiny little hatchling, covered in soft grey down,
barely having her eyes open. Her mommy was a bright yellow and green Sun
Conure, and her daddy was a grey and green Sun Dusky Conure. She is
quite affectionately known now as a hybrid conure, a Sun Dusky. She is
just about one year old, and her first words were "step up." Not a real
big talker, but she tries to mimic the other birds around her.
Lucy is the sweetest little girl, who loves to ride on my shoulder and
give kisses. Her curiosity is endless and watching her explore the
world around her is such a joy. Her crazy antics never fail to make me
smile. She loves to cuddle and snuggle up in her favorite little bird
tent with her best buddy, Paco, the Quaker Parrot.
Many birds love showers, and Lucy is no exception. She will stretch her
wings and fan out her tail to catch every drop of water. Then run over
an jump in her water dish and splash around some more. Once she's
completely drenched, will she shake out all her feathers and preen until
she shines like the sun. She is truly a blessing to me and a joy to have
in my life.