Meet the newest member of our family. Sunny. I'd love to tell you if it's a he or a she but we have to wait a couple of weeks to do a blood test to find out. Let's call him he for the moment. I took these photos while working in my office. Sunny has a large cage in the man cave for night time sleeping but spends most of the day on his perch atop his home watching the world go by outside the window, commanding top spot on our shoulders as we walk around the house or his favourite spot, doing tumbles and lying on his back for tummy rubs on my chest. Fortunately I have a large chest so he doesn't fall off. He also loves the few moles I have on my neck which explains the scarf I'm wearing. Right now he is climbing in and out of its folds, nipping me and running away. HE thinks it's fun!
Sunny is a sun conure, born into the pet trade, raised by hand and very, very tame. My husband loves birds. Ridiculously so. He has always had them as pets and loves the interaction he has with them. As for me? I'm torn because I think I would rather see them free in their native environment. Sunny unfortunately can't hop a flight back to the forests of South America. He is part of my home now and I guess I better get used to him pooping on my floor and chewing my ear lobes. He is kinda cute when he tumble rolls around my chest and chirrups for a rub.
Expect to see more of Sunny in photos of the house. He's quite the character and will be part of our family for 25 to 30 years. Just hope he doesn't start chewing the furniture. He already has a fascination for my fingers typing and the keys!