lovies (again) and those that have passed

I realized I left some information out about the two lovebirds.

Aja is 3 years old and is a peach-faced lovebird. She’s very shy with us, bonding more to Vince than me.

Jasper is 2 years old and is a cross between a peach-faced and a masked lovebird. Cross-breeding is very frowned upon in the parrot world. In other words, he probably shouldn’t be born but someone messed up and here he is. He has a nasty biting habit (hurts like hell when you’re caught). Though if Jasper tries to bite with Aja around, she stops him (kinda funny really). The only bond he’s formed is with Aja.

Both are incredibly smart ~ like figuring out how to get out of their cage. Something we’ve managed to discourage by adding very small locking (screw lock) carabiners to the doors, except there are days when we find the carabiners open, but they haven’t figured out how to get them off yet. I’m not kidding you. Whichever one is doing the deed, hangs on with one foot and uses the beak to turn the lock. We’ve caught them in the act!

Though this is the end of our introductions, I’d like to mention our babies who have died: Hermes ~ a peach-faced lovebird, Merlin ~ a peach-faced lovebird, and Juliet ~ a grey cockatiel. Hermes and Merlin came to us as adoptees, we didn’t know how old they were or much about them. We only had them 1 - 1 1/2 years before they were both gone.  And sweet Juliet, she was also an adoptee and was about 14 to 16 years old when she died.