Monday, April 26, 2010
Here's . . . . Mac
This past weekend was really strange. We had definite plans. Really we did. We were supposed to go on a romantic weekend getaway to the lake. But we were both having a crummy week all last week. And then the weekend forecast of drenching rain, rain, rain and cold temperatures every single day. Yuck. Didn't sound very romantic. So we switched plans, deciding to cancel our reservations and stay home.
Then as we went out to dinner Friday night, we discovered there was to be a Bird Show at a hotel near the mall. I worked hard most of the day Saturday on my work project. Then in the afternoon, Bob said, "You need a break, so let's go to that bird show." Sounded good. We've been interested in birds for over ten years and I always wanted an African Gray parrot - but had decided that since they live upwards of 50-70 years, and are very demanding and costly, that we just couldn't afford to ever get one of those. I've also loved conures, because I love the little comedic antics they are apt to display.
I've been considering a Green Cheek Conure as a good breed, because they are less loud than many other parrots, and they are very affectionate and comedic. At the pet stores, though, they are priced so high. So when we visited the Bird Fair, we found a wonderful little 12 week old Green Cheek Conure that we named "Mac." We don't actually know if he's a "he" or a "she" but Mac seems to be a pretty unisex name that will work either way.
Already this bird is very sweet and friendly, and loves to get out and play around, and be petted and cuddled. It's a very engaging young bird. Since we bought him from a breeder, we got a really good price too.
One of his favorite toys so far is playing with a strand of yarn that I tied to the top of his cage. So I guess he's truly a bird after my own yarny heart!