Is Dinner Ready Yet?

Merlin, my Bronze-Wing Pionus, waits placidly for dinner.  He knows I have to finish up feeding the cats and the prep for my own dinner too.

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He paces back and forth on my living room table.  He knows some really yummy beans and noodle mix is on the way, with a few corn kernels and peas mixed in.  The birds love corn – its their absolutely favorite vegetable.

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Hurry up!  Can’t you see I’m starving here?  The toys don’t distract him in the least.  Nope, sorry, I don’t see that – I see a nicely plump little Bronze-Wing Pionus in no danger of starvation.

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Of course, the minute I set the plates out, Bandit my Nanday Conure grabs the choicest noodle, taking it as far from the bowl as possible.  I’m not sure why, Merlin never fights for food.

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Merlin takes a few bites, then plants himself closer to Bandit and watches.  For a bird that moments ago was begging for dinner, he quits on it pretty darn fast.   But doesn’t he look adorable?

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Check out the mess Bandit is making.  Merlin never make such a mess.  He’s a steady, finish the whole piece type of eater.  Bandit is more of the rip it into shreds flinging bits everywhere type.

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I can’t help myself; I love my messy boy.  He’s my best bud.

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Thank goodness parrots have such long lives.  Bandit is at least twenty-five years old.  I don’t know for sure as he was an adult when I got him and the store had no idea how old he was; he had been pretty much abandoned there.

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But Merlin is my honey-pie too.  He’s such a cuddle bunny.  What can I say, I love all my guys.  I can’t imagine life without my cats and parrots.

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11 Responses to Is Dinner Ready Yet?

  1. lifewith4cats says:

    These are awesome pictures. I had never realized just how black bandits head was till that close up face shot. Such deep colors.SO sweet. Merlin is a little gentleman.

  2. nadbugs says:

    There’s no “adore” button. So I had to make do with “like.”

  3. minlit says:

    I know how you feel – well, apart from not having parrots. I’ve just had double helpings of kitty. Confound Noah and his pair theory!

  4. jimmie chew says:

    I wish we could have one or two. They are so smart, our friend has one.

  5. Pat Bean says:

    Your cats and birds are lucky pets to have such a loving owner. I love how you love them. I only have Maggie but she’s my best bud, too.

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