||Fourteen months old|
||Congo African Grey|
||Shreveport, Louisiana, USA|
is Ariel, a fourteen-month-old Congo African grey. She lives with her big
sister Tantra (3.5-year-old Timnah African Grey) and her mommy in
Shreveport, LA. She has a purse fetish - every time she sees my purse
she starts crying and whimpering, so I finally just gave it to her to
keep - it is no longer recognizable as a purse!! Ariel loves to run to
me when she's on the floor, grab my finger with her "hands", and flip
herself onto her back for belly scritches. She and Tantra are the love
of my life!!
Ariel is just beginning to speak, she says "buh-bye," but right now it
sounds like an eight-year-old boy burping the words... I suppose she's just
beginning to "find her voice"!
She loves for me to creep up to her (in plain view, of course - and with
lots of drama) and when I say "I'm gonna gitch you!", she gets an
ecstatic look on her face, then jumps on my hand and play-bites my hand,
then she flips upside down!
She is very very sweet-natured. I adopted her at fifteen weeks; she was in
the final stage of weaning, and was eating formula from a big medicine
spoon. She warms up to strangers in a relatively short time, and it
takes a crowbar for me to get her off my shoulder - she will cry and
whimper just like a baby - yes, she's spoiled rotten.
I got her and Tantra some Lego toys to make a village with, so I can
teach them to play "Greyzilla", where they'll get to tear up the town
and "kill" the Lego people!