Sunday, May 16, 2010

It's that time of year

My African grey (Titus) appears to be interested in nesting.

In other, strange parrot news, I forgot to mention that last time my Sennie was into see our avian vet, I had "him" sexed. Everyone has always thought Carnegie was a male - even the avian vet. Nope, turns out, Carnegie is a she! This is only shocking probably to those of you who have birds and find out LONG after adopting them (7 years) that they are another sex altogether. We didn't change her name.


Brittney said...

I only know the sex of one of my birds (my African grey). The other two (blue and gold macaw, lovebird) are unknowns. I call them males, but who knows!

Oh, and my macaw is in nesting mode too. Tis the season (a little late though...)!

Mary said...

Titus is gorgeous!

That's why I have a female Max :) Are you going to switch pronouns with Carnegie? It took us a while to switch with Max, and she'll still throw out a "good boy!" occasionally even though we haven't said that to her since January 2006.

My gender guess has been wrong on every single one of our parrots :)

The Homeless Parrot said...

Shhh...don't let Titus hear you...he'll get a big(ger) head.

We have switched pronouns (mostly). It's hard to remember. We always joked the Carnegie might be female because she has such a crush on my husband. We just didn't realize we were right. We're leaving her name the same, and she has never been one to say "good boy" or anything.

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belovedparrot said...

That's what happened with my Charli. I got her as a baby and the breeder swore up and down she was a he. A few years later I decided to have a DNA test done, just for the record.

Of course, she knew all along she was a girl bird. ;-)