But…he has some truly annoying habits too. He coughs as if he has bronchitis, he flings his food when he wants something different and he barks like a dog when he wants MORE food. He has been know to escape his cage and has taken hunks out of our blinds and eaten the buttons off the remote control. He has also destroyed two high school history books – that we had to pay for. We now have two padlocks on his cage and he hasn't escaped on his own for quite some time.
Today it was quiet and I started watching him move around in his habitat and take a bath. He climbs into his water bowl and flings the water onto his head and then onto his wings and flaps them all over (yes all over).
He then preens his feathers and fluffs them all up. He continued this for quite some time and it was fascinating to watch. I have seen him bathe before but never really watched the whole show. During the process, he actually stopped and looked at me and said "WOW!" – like – hey can't a guy have any privacy!
He's an interesting character and I'm glad that he's part of our family – even if he is able to peck my eyes out!