is a blue parakeet that we got on January 14th. He is smaller than
most. Dicky is very spoiled, he has a lot of toys he plays with
every day. His favorite toys include his stick (long skinny branch from a
tree) and his 'egg' (round candy mint) which he stole from the candy jar!
He loves mirrors and hanging ropes. He continuously likes to throw
anything that is in his way off onto the floor and then he'll look down
and watch where it falls. It's extremely cute!
If you are busy trying to write something, he'll come and jump on the
end of your pen as you write. He is let free out of his cage from early
morning all the way up to around 10pm and can fly where he pleases but
usually is always with someone either on their head or shoulder. He even
knows when it's supper time and will fly straight to his cage for a
little something to eat and a short nap. Dicky can also talk. He learned
very quickly and picks up new words weekly that he hears people say. His
favorite words he says everyday are Dicky, Dicky boy, what are ya doin',
doo-dee-doo-dee-doo-dee, bad boy & pretty boy. Just recently we heard
his new word 'I have no idea.'
He also whistles a small tune we taught him, he comes when he's called,
and when he gets in trouble he knows it... he gets excited and flaps his
wings real fast, bobs his head up and down and whistles. It's hard not
to give in to his total cuteness! He also loves bath time. He flies to
the kitchen sink and ducks his head under the faucet waiting for someone
to turn it on. Dicky surprises us daily with his new words, hilarious
actions and extreme hyper-ness towards the smallest things. He is one
very happy boy! He's extremely special to our family.