Hello Cutie deviants!
We need some action here, while waiting for the coloring contest voting time! As I know many of us Cuties love animals and have pets, I was curious to learn more about them. So I’ve decided to launch the “Cutie Pets adorable stories” discussion!
Just share a touching, funny or extraordinary story about your pet in the comment box of this CPW journal :
In a month, we will publish them in a deviation featured in CPW gallery.
So let’s go people! Let’s share how awesome our little (or big) friends are
And I’ll start the discussion by telling how I meet my feathered soulmate…
(Beware! Long story! )
It’s was the day of my anniversary, five years ago. I went to the animal center to buy some newt’s food. While I was there, I decided to take a peek at the parrots section. I already had a little green-check conure then and I was thinking about buying him a companion. I was checking at the upper level cages (parrots are not supposed to be at the bottom level because they need to interact with their environment to be happy and healthy) when my boyfriend called me to show me an interesting one. I was going to see this bird when I heard, coming from a few inches behind me, a big and joyful: Hello! I turned myself and saw nobody. I looked in the cages: small finches and canaries. Then it started again: Hello! Hello! Heeeeello! I kneeled down and saw this beautiful blue-fronted amazon, looking at me, with a smile in her eyes. I was sad for her because she was in a way too small cage, she could hardly turn around. Plus, she was at the bottom level, where she could almost see nothing.
So I started talking to her, telling her how she was pretty and how smart she was looking. She was standing in front of the cage, hanging from the bars. I pet her and scratch her head through the bars. She was enjoying it so much, opening all her feathers, closing her eyes and standing still. That’s when an employee screamed at me: Don’t get near the cage, she’s really mean and she’ll bite you! A regular customer agreed, telling me she was a very aggressive bird, letting no one getting near her. I was surprised to hear that ‘cause she seemed super friendly to me! Scared, but friendly. I continued to pet her (Yes, I often doesn’t listen… ) and the more I was talking to her, the more connected we were getting. So I decided to test something: I asked my boyfriend to come and try to talk to her and pet her. As soon as he got near the cage, she transformed herself into a very scary bird. She really was aggressive with people! She was obviously very scared of them. No wonder, being so underexposed and understimulated in her small cage. .. I then left the petshop.
But I couldn’t stop thinking about her! I felt bad for her. I kept asking myself: why did she call me, but not others who passed just before? Why was she so nice with me? I surely wasn’t the first trying to be nice with her! I turn back the car and returned to the petshop. I asked the employee to take her out of her cage, ‘cause I wanted to interact with her. Oh my god did she make the task difficult for him. But oh my! He was really not helping his case by the way he was handling the situation, using towel to trap her down and pulling her out by force. As soon as she could, she jumped on my shoulder and started to rub herself friendly in my face, grooming my hairs. She had find her soulmate.
Indeed, parrots have monogamous highly-bonded relationships. They stay with their soulmates all their life. I never knew exactly what triggered that reaction, something I did, a move? something in my voice, my eyes, my smells? What got to her and made me so special and compatible for her? I also was asking some others important questions: What is she stay aggressive with others, like my boyfriend and my daughter? What if she tries to hurt them? But I just couldn’t let her there. She had bonded with me. After all, I was choosed by a parrot in needs of a way better life, on my birthday! That had to mean something
So this is how I met Zoe. On my birthday, I was choose by a scared little parrot to be her soulmate and couldn’t say no. Since then, she has been an affectuous sweetheart with me. I’ve choosed not to clip her wings because I want her to develop all her musculature, her brain and her vision capacities. Most people think I’m crazy, saying that Amazon are independent and that I will never be able to be with her or make her listen to me. Let just say that, in fact, it’s the contrary! Since she can displace by herself, she can come back to mommy everytimes she wants. So I’m almost every times with her on my shoulder when I’m home. There is no way to get rid of her for just a few minutes! And this can make some simple activities like emptying the dishwasher look like epic aventures She is now way more friendly with others, like my boyfriend or family and friends. She make “party times” when they arrive. But she still have an hard time with my daughter. She not that aggressive anymore, but she want to know nothing about her. There a little bit of jalousy between the two, often over who’s gonna had more mommy’s times. With me, she share a very very strong and special bond. She fellows me in each room I go and stay with me. She constantly ask for petting and scrathing has she is extremely affectious.
She adorable, but she can also be a pain in th as* when she want to. (There’s enough stuffs she did to cover at least ten stories!!!!!!!! But I’ll keep them for another day
And you, what are yours Cutie Pets stories????
Maybe they’ll tell us more about their experiences!