I have a cockatiel (Peeper) and a parakeet (Chirpy). Peeper is my little light...and sometimes my darkness!! LOL!! I've had him since 1996/97. There are days when I'd love to strangle him when he's getting on my last nerve, but I never do! He's got me twisted around his little wing and is soooooooooooooooo spoiled!
If you remember Barney Fife on the Andy Griffith Show, well, that's about
like my Peeper! He thinks he's a mighty bird, fearless and tough! But in reality, he's a coward! He's scared of his own loose feathers floating past him. He hisses at anything he's unfamiliar with. He cracks me up often! He's one loved bird!
Chirpy is not tame. He was found by my neighbor outside about
a year or so ago. He gave Chirpy to my friend and then he came to me in October. He's a narcissist. There's nothing more beautiful in this world as his own face, he is convinced. He must be because he constantly admires himself in the mirrors of his cage. He won't let me hold him. He's sure that I'm Lizzie Borden, Jack the Ripper, and Attila The Hun, all rolled into one!!! When I have to remove him from the cage to clean it, he'd love nothing more than to kick my butt! If I wasn't bigger than him, he probably could! He's funny because he'll only drink his water as he hangs upside down...he's not normal...but that's okay as I'm not either!