Tag : raffles
Tag : raffles
XB has been with the family for about 5 months now. We’ve always kept her in isolation from the rest of the Parrotlets as she needed additional care to nurse her back to health (we’ll elaborate more on this in a separate post on XB’s journey from near death till her recovery) Because of how she was mishandled previously, it also took additional efforts for us to rehabilitate her and get her accustomed to humans. Now that she is stable and happy, she’s been placed along side the rest of the Parrotlet families in the balcony. Over the holiday, we took both XB and Raffles out for the afternoon. Generally we do not recommend putting 2 parrotlets together because they’re quite territorial. Even introducing a male-female pairing takes a while to slowly bring them together. Hence we were extra cautious when XB and Raffles shared the playpen together that afternoon.
As you can see, they were very wary of each other.
Raffles being the senior was of course more composed. He also had an upper hand in the occasional “fights”.
XB being the kid that she is, was absolutely fearless and couldn’t give a s*it. I’d say she was pretty darn fierce too hahaha 🙂
Well, E did have to step in once in a while to reprimand the two. Another demonstration of how birds can be pretty nonsense, requiring discipline too! 🙂
So far we’ve always been posting photos of Xiao Bai, but this time, we’re introducing Raffles for a change!
He is the oldest of the flock, a senior at 8 years old, and totally acts like one. He moves slowly and steadily, a total sweet heart who doesn’t nip or struggle.
Even during his regular trimming, he takes it like a pro. XB still whines and complains.
His feathers are kinda in disarray now, after the tumultuous breeding session with XKB (to be introduced at a later date)!
Here he is with a spray of millet, but he is more interested in us and the surroundings.
Probably due to the fact that he is male, he makes a lot more chatter as compared to XB. He will even mimic the clicks I make with my tongue, or the whistling.
Raffles is significantly larger and heftier then XB, and it becomes very evident when the both of them are sitting on your fingers.
Even with him being so old, he is still seriously “sticky”! He’d be flying to your finger on a command’s notice and would sit happily with you.
He had his first play date with XB too, but that’d be coming up in another post!
See you next time with more!
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