I'd love to introduce my cuddly parrot, Bodi! Bodi is a sun conure,
and is a real clown. He blows raspberries when told to be good. He's flight
trained to fly to me when called, and loves nothing more then to curl up in
the hood of my hoodie for a good snuggle. He will turn around on the spot if
offered a treat (the only way I can get him to do such a trick). One of his
favorite games is "Pick it up!" where he throws toys off the top of his
playgym, expecting me or someone else in the family to put them back up
there, only to have them thrown off yet again! He's just like a human toddler!
Bodi is special in so many ways, I couldn't possibly list them all. Bodi is
more or less treated like royalty in our family, even if I am the only one
who can hold him without getting a beaky bite! He's been prone to literally
back-talk when spoken to. A frequent occurrence when it's time to go to bed
comes with me telling him to go to bed, and being answered with "No!" from him.
Bodi is very cheeky, but that's half the fun of having him around. And he
most certainly is noisy! But we hear it so much, we're more or less used to
it and don't really "hear" it any more. Between 12-3 there is usually a good
twenty-minute scream fest, and that's about it for the day unless he sees me pass
in the other room. Then he screams for attention, wanting mama to come in and
pick him up!
Bodi gets up every morning between nine to ten to have Cheerios for breakfast and to
clamor on Mama (me) while I clean up his cage and arrange his food and water
for the day. At night time (also between nine to ten but at night) he gets a peanut
before tucking in for the night. He often blows kisses to wish me a good
night when I cover his cage for the night.
I've had Bodi since he was a tiny ball of floof. His feathers were still
growing in. And from that day, he's been one of my best friends, and never
ceases to make me smile daily!