Poor DeWitt is quite discombobulated. On Saturday, quite mysteriously and without warning, a new parakeet made an entrance at the Raab residence. A lady parakeet, at that. And poor DeWitt just doesn’t know what to do with himself.
The first time that I had them both out together, DeWitt was doing all right for a few minutes, and then he tried to step on her back! Well, she didn’t think much of that at all, and I didn’t like the look of it either, so I immediately pulled him away from her and separated them to keep her safe.
But a few days later, shortly after the picture above was taken, he pulled the same stunt. Only this time, before I could react to protect her….she bit his foot! 🙂 Good girl. DeWitt was quite shocked. He shook himself, and backed off a couple of steps, and since then he has been much more respectful of her space.
They’re slowly getting used to each other. DeWitt is almost a full year older than she is, so he’s quite a bit bigger. I’m still not letting them be around each other unless I’m right there to intervene if needed. I don’t think he’s trying to hurt her or push her around, but he’s kind of like a five-year old playing with a baby–he’s gotta learn that she’s not as sturdy as he is just yet.
Here’s a close up.
So. Name suggestions, anyone? I don’t know what to call her. She’s feisty, but I think she’s more of an introvert. You can’t tell from this picture, but she’s got a beautiful deep blue/green spot right above her tail.