Senegal Parrot Syd really Knows how to be in the Now
Animals are pretty amazing if you watch them, you can learn from them in some ways how to live in the Now, the present moment is all we have really.
Syd loves to play in tunnels, even if I have wider jeans on, he will try and put his head underneath, so here in the picture above he is going in to one of my boots. Clever really, it was a bit of a chilly day, getting warm I guess.
Syd my Senegal Parrot in the Now with some more shoes
All my trainers shoelaces have been chewed, he gives them all this funky look, even the metal eyes get a bit bent, do I get upset. I have to admit sometimes, but I am learning that this is just "what is", he is playing.
Now The Mirror and My Senegal Parrot Syd
He loves mirrors now, especially this one the mosaic one I made with some sacred geometry shapes, it has all opalescent tiles on. Syd has a whole conversation going on with the mirror, probably thinks its another bird there, but he is clever he will do something to make sure, like throw something over his head. In this picture he is sleepy, just sitting there being in the moment - NOW.
Syd my Senegal Parrot, used to love sitting on the chair, quite peacefully watching me working on the laptop but now he has days that this is not in his little mind. At this moment he is sitting on his basket one foot up watching me, possibly a little sleepy.
This was not the case a few moment ago, he clambered up on to some of my coffee table style books started chewing my 501 Must-Visit Islands, is this a sign, lately whenever he chews a book, it is normally a book I need to look at. Now he wants to say something, trying to talk, must be the music playing in the background, it’s a female voice. He loves the mirror nowadays, in the old days I got my ear chomped when he saw the mirror. I made this little mosaic mirror, with little pyramid designs and squares, like the sacred geometry symbols, it stands on my desk, he loves to sit in front of it, talks and knocks away. It has all opalescent tiles on that are now glinting in the sun with the dark golden pyramids pieces.
Senegal Parrot, can be very wise
My Senegal Parrot is so clever, amazing how he knows when someone is coming to the house, he screams, when I come home that excited noise, then he wants to give me kisses, the one where he kisses in the air to the left to the right of my cheek.
Yes it was Syd’s dreaded visit to his lovely dr dr, she is actually a lovely person called Dr Gina who specializes in birds or parrots. Syd gets to go every 6 months for his regular check up.
Poor Syddie was in such a good mood prior to his visit, whistling on the way to the Reddam Circle to the vet. Once we got there he was not so happy with all the big dogs and cats in baskets, and the vet was running late. Eventually I took him outside where he calmed down a bit.
Syd-Senegal Parrot getting his vitamin shots
Then he went in with her and her assistant Tembi, I sat in the corner being quiet supposedly. First he got weighed, a healthy 202 grams, last visit was 180 grams, so after the winter he has is always healthier. Dr Gina puts Syd in a plastic container with air vents; he looks a bit panicky at me. Then he got his wings done quick, then the toenails and beak gets grinded with a small grinder. Afterwards he got his vitamin shots and de-worming drops. Of course he screamed non-stop like a big macaw would. I think he was deafening Dr Gina, suddenly his travel box was such a safe and secure place he shot in there, like this is home for know. Outside a girl was standing with her 1 year old African Grey on her shoulder; poor parrot probably heard poor Syddie screaming.
Once home he at first did not want to come out of the secure travel box, I coaxed him out. I am very thankful this is only a 6 monthly episode. Before I used to take him every 3 months but the last couple of years I have it down to March and September.