One Dog and Two Birds

Bringing more joy to our lives

Mango Fun July 20, 2008

Filed under: Birds,Food,Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets — Bala @ 2:04 pm

When we went to Minneapolis we picked up some bottled Mango juice and decided to share it with the birdies. Parrots love mangoes and we didn’t think Conures would be an exception. Nikko loves everything that is sweet, so it was not a surprise that he was very happy for the sip.

Pepper is always a little cautious about new food, but she also liked it a lot.

However, Nikko ran out of patience to wait his turn when Pepper was enjoying her sip that he decided to dive straight into the glass. It was that yummy!


Paper Towel Parcels June 27, 2008

Filed under: Games,Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets — Bala @ 1:02 pm

I wanted to change some of the toys in the birds cage and doing it is impossible when Nikko and Pepper are on it. They don’t like me to put my hand in the cage and mess around. As you know, birds are creatures of habits and don’t approve of change. So, they were left on the perch on the table and to distract them from what I was upto, I wrapped some sunflower seeds in a small piece of paper towel, tied it with a little cotton and gave it to them.

As always Nikko wants everything first. He is also the one who investigates everything first. He saw me wrapping the seeds and knew right away what the packet meant.

I gave another one to Pepper. She likes to shred tissues and paper towels, so was more interested in that. She was surprised I put the seeds in it than just give them to her.

Then, Nikko obviously wanted what Pepper has, dropped his packet and went for a tug-of-war with hers. Though she doesn’t like to, she always give in to his demands, otherwise he would just keep pestering her. He is a spoiled little brat baby!


Fate of the Box March 12, 2008

Filed under: Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 9:22 pm
On Day 6, this is what was left of the box from the post below! Can you imagine how hard the babies had to work to get here?

How to keep two birds busy March 9, 2008

Filed under: Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 5:49 pm

A lot of people visit our site, looking for tips on adopting birds, mostly conures of course. Though we have been meaning to write about adopting birds, we can tell you this right now: It is not easy to keep two of them busy.

Pepper is a quite girl and hardly ever makes any noise, she calls to us if she wants food or need to go to bed. However, Nikko is a entirely different story. He is young, very healthy and has loads of energy. It is a challenge to come up with ideas that would help him burn off some of that excess energy, if he is not tired, is directed towards me (mostly with anger). Nikko did not grow up with toys and doesn’t care for them. I have tried to get him interested in them, but we haven’t had any luck yet. However, he likes to shred (Pepper too) and thats one way to keep him busy.

I gave him this card board box, about a month back. Pepper tends to keep away from new things, whereas Nikko loves to investigate them. So, as he came near, I threw in some seeds inside the box (I had cut a hole for him to get in) and in a few minutes he was inside.

The first day, he shredded all the flaps of the box inside and threw the box off the cage a couple of times, and scattered shredded cardboard all over the place.

Pepper joined him from day 2, she liked to shred from the outside and did not want to venture in.

Watch out for happened to the box in 6 days!!! – Here


Yumm.. February 18, 2008

Filed under: Food,Nanday Conure,PEPPER,Pets — Bala @ 9:10 pm
Now this is what we call a gourmet meal 🙂

Peanut Frenzy January 25, 2008

Filed under: Food,Jenday Conure,Nanday Conure,NIKKO,PEPPER,Pets,Toys — Bala @ 11:28 pm

Nikko and Pepper love peanuts. Equivalent to Amy’s Kong, we have a peanut holder for the birdies, that stimulates them and they play around with it to get to the yummy nuts. Pepper usually tries to reach and grab with her beak, and uses one of her legs to hold it steady, while she works her way through.

Nikko gets really excited when he sees peanuts even before I get to put them in the toy. He runs around the cage, trying different ways to get to them. His best shot on it is by hanging upside down. I will go for anything that keeps him busy.

Got it!

No Photos! January 14, 2008

Filed under: Nanday Conure,PEPPER,Pets — Bala @ 9:44 pm
We thought it is time to write about Pepper, since we don’t write about her much, though she is our very special baby. However, she hates the camera, and thinks it is a “Pepper-eating-Monster” and doesn’t let us take pictures of her. Sight of the camera, or any thing else in our hand for that matter, triggers a defensive mechanism in Pepper and she will start swaggering with her wings puffed up, ready to attack if the thing got any closer. Not wanting to trouble her, we have sort of given up on decent pictures of Pepper. On a positive note, she has gotten better at not plucking and actually has more feathers than when we first got her, an year ago. Thats right! Its been an year since we got her and it has been special for all of us 🙂

Will you take that Camera off my face?