Thursday, May 29, 2008

Pining for the fjords

So last night my family was watching a tv show about really classic wrestling matches, with people like Hulk Hogan, etc. So, there was lots of yelling and cheering coming from the tv. My parrot, Pepper, was in his cage behind the couch covered with a blanket because it was bedtime for him. However, he kept squealing and chirping. He has lots of little sleepy time happy noises, but he was also responding to the tv and really making a lot of funny sounds.

Now, I've heard from my parents that they've caught Pepper sleeping upside down sometimes. I've found him underneath sheets of paper or newspaper on the bottom of the cage before, but never actually seen him upside down myself. The first time my dad saw him like that, he thought he was dead and started freaking out. Tapping on the cage caused Pepper to squeal and get up.

So, last night I lifted the blanket and looked inside to see why Pepper was being so happy and noisy. I didn't see him at first. Then I looked at the bottom. And ran to get my camera.

If this isn't the silliest thing you've ever seen, I want to know what is.

He has plenty of good perches meant for parrots, and he only does this once in a while. Nobody knows why.

9 comments:

Nodin's Nest said...

wow, he really does look dead, birds do the strangest things!

Tracy said...

Too cute! My bird never did that but my fancy rats sleep like that all the time - all four paws in the air! They also fall asleep half-on thier houses and look like they could fall of any second.

Princess Caitlin said...

lol! So cute!!
What type of parrot is he? A conure?
I have a parrotlet, and he's such a snob. :P I have no idea why I love him, but I do.

I've been browsing in your shop quite a few times, and your gigantic bugs are pretty awesome. :D

-Caiti
(http://www.caitio.etsy.com)

Weirdbuglady said...

Pepper is a caique... same size as a conure, don't talk as well, but they're known as "clown birds" because they're hilarious.

~Marge~ said...

Heheheh ... that is sooo cute! Glad you were able to get a pic. All of our animals never seem to remain in silly positions once I've got the camera in hand. ~ Marge in Reno ~

Chris Stone said...

very cute! I'd freak too... animals have such imaginations!

RedMarionette said...

OH SO CUTE! I didnt kow they did that. Hah!
Maybe he was dreaming he was on a rollercoaster... one that kept going upside down.

Hovawart said...

I can't see any picture of the parrot--just the plush aquarium and you hugging your plush bug.

Heather Buchanan said...

Haha, I love the dead parrot sketch!

Pepper is definitely pining for the fjords.