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Hi, me! by emmil Hi, me! by emmil
Does your bird love mirror?
My birds love mirror except for Pocky and Pippin. :)


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When I first got Jo Jo, the breeder told me that I should not allow mirrors in her cage if I wanted her to bond with me. So, I didn't put any in and used tiny stuffed animals (small parts and ribbons removed for safety) for her 'friends'. It worked like a charm!

The first time I showed Jo Jo a mirror was a couple of years ago when she was four years old. I stood real close to the mirror with her on my shoulder and pointed at my image in the mirror saying "Mama" then pointing to myself. Then I pointed at Jo Jo's reflection and said "Jo Jo" then pointed at her. It has now morphed into a game ... when I stand by a mirror now, she will try to say "Mama" which comes out sounding a little like "Mee-mee" and her own name which sounds like "Ju-Ju". When she tries to talk, she fluffs out and shakes her whole body as she makes her sounds ... it is really cute and funny to watch.

However, if I put a mirror in her cage now, she will attack it ... "Thou shalt have no other yellow birds before me." :-) :love:
emmil May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
So many things I miss from having a flock of birds, one of them is to see them talking.
I hope u can record a video of her talking... :3
We finally got a decent video camera ... I just have to figure out how to use it. Oh, yes ... and to catch her talking. You know how fickle they can be and will be quiet the minute you try to video them! lol
emmil May 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
lol, just let me know when u finally catch her talking again. :D
koshplappit Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My Chica adores mirrors. She can peck at herself for an hour. :XD:
emmil Mar 24, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
she must be happy to see her own species. :D Have u brought her to the bird shop u regularly visit so that she can play with budgies there? :)
koshplappit Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Well, there are more budgies at big pet stores like PetSmart and Petco, usually there's only one or two at the bird store, but mostly it's bigger birds. Chica will tweet at other birds, but the funny thing is... when my friend brought over her budgie, she was only a bit interested, then abandoned him to go peck herself in the mirror. She left the real bird for a virtual one! :XD: And I usually take her in a little cage when she goes to the store because she can fly. She goes maybe a couple times a year, and is very chirpy.
emmil Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Chica has narcissistic symptom :D
koshplappit Apr 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconsighingplz: I hope not. I have a bad history with a narcissist, and it is just about my least favorite personality type. Chica loves to interact with people, more than birds, I think she's a bit unfamiliar with interacting with birds since she hasn't been with them since she was a chick. When I leave the rooms she chirps for me to come back.

But it does remind me of a song called Cerulean Blue by Replacer. [link]
"To call her narcissistic is an understatement and yet
She's just that good, it's not surprising that it goes to her head"
I'll admit she is a bit proud... ^ ^
emmil Apr 2, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I've heard a story like your Chica. Once the owner bought the bird mate, it didn't cry anymore if the owner left the house ^^;
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