Thursday, November 20, 2008

A New Family Member

Well just when you think your family is complete and things are going along smoothly life likes to surprise you and change things up a bit. Our home can sound as if you are in the middle of a jungle when the birds decide they want to let us know they have voices.I thought our bird room was full but Gregg has managed to squeeze in one more cage and we are now the proud parents of a Rainbow Lory.


As you can see she is a very colourful bird and she is different for us in that she is not a seed eater she eats nectar. She has a funny looking tongue that sticks out past her beak with a little brush on the end to collect pollen. She is a very busy bird and is enjoying her cage full of toys. Her name is Tiki.

12 comments:

~Heather~ said...

She is so beautiful! Congrats on your new daughter...
Heather

Tattycat said...

Tiki is beautiful Clyde. Congratulations to you and to Gregg. I know she will bring you much joy and she has a wonderful home.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Congratulations on your new family member! She's a true beauty!

Daniel said...

She is a beautiful bird. One more for the kids to enjoy when we come visit.

MimiD said...

Congratulations on the newest avian addition. She's a cutie (and hopefully not as loud as my sister's nut-eating conure). So will you get an indie dyer to start a line of HDT that starts with the Tiki colorway? LOL

TattingChic said...

Oh, she is a beautiful bird! Thanks for sharing your new baby!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

I love LOVE Tiki! I am a big time bird lover anyway....they do have funny tongues don't they?

....I'm a bit envious as I have opted to wait until our crazy life settles until we add another feathered friend into the mix....

Clyde said...

Thank you every one we think she is a beautiful bird also. She is really becoming Gregg's suck and wants to be with him all the time. Mimi she is a lot quieter bird than a conure. Unfortunately for your sister conures are very noisy birds. Sherry to make you even more jealous Tiki makes bird number six in this house.

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on the new addition to your family. She is Beautiful!

yarnplayer said...

Wow, she is colorful!

Maureen said...

I have been trying to understand how you feed nectar to a bird?? She is very colourful. There are many of her relations here in Brisbane - they love the blossoms on the rubber tree in our garden, and they drink too much nectar, become stridently loud and then fall down dead drunk; so, in local parlance, the trees are called "drunken parrot trees"!
I'm sure Tiki is much too well bred to behave like that!

Tia said...

Very pretty Clyde, I wish I could have a Bird room, But the cats would think it was a Buffet room.. ;)