Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Day 23 - Morning tea

Jam and bread for morning tea
Luca (conure) and Enrico (budgie)

Luca is a South American maroon bellied conure. He loves to eat almost anything that we do and has a better diet than most humans I know! Here he is enjoying his daily berry jam on toast. Note that he is right-handed and holds his food in his right hand; maroon bellied conures are one of the few breeds of birds who do this, as all other birds are naturally left-handed (or left-legged?). Enrico (the budgie) just likes to get into mischief. Along with Santina, the pigeon, they are my parents' pet birds and have the run of the house. Life doesn't get much better than being a bird at their place!


  1. For anyone coming after me, enlarge this to see the detail on these wonderful birds. Thanks for the lesson in bird-handedness, CC. I had no idea.

  2. I didn't know that birds had a preference for which "hand" they hold their food in. Very cool! They sure are pretty!

  3. That is so cool! I had no idea birds had a leg preference... nice!


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