And this is Hobson's real girlfriend (of a good 6-7 years), Clencie. She is an astonishing 24 (human) years old. That fact that her head is practically bald makes her look positively antique, but I fear Hobson was the culprit here - his feverish preening of her resulted in him plucking feathers, and I think they just gave up growing. I adopted Clencie when she was around 12 years old. Up until then she lived in the smallest box imaginable with only one side open to the world. They called her Vanity as they found she just stared in the mirror all day. She has been living a fruitful life for the past 12 years, and hopefully she has a few more Christmas's in her. She's the dearest old bird. Hobson is around 8-10 yrs old by the way. Younger man, go Clencie!
28 September 2008
That darn cheeky bird again
Lucy can't resist helping when it comes time to replenish the aviary, even if that cheeky cockatiel insists on perching atop her head... Notice he is serenading her? He's in full whistle.