10 Comments
  • Miranda
    6 February 2010

    Reminds me a bit of that Emu that used to be on TV and attack people all the time!

    • mahmood
      6 February 2010

      ah now I get it! I’m sure that would be a lot more painful (well, a bit anyway) than Filbert’s chomps 🙂

  • Matthew
    7 February 2010

    Filbert is . . . nuts.

    • mahmood
      7 February 2010

      She is!

      But parakeets are apparently a one-person animal. That person used to be me, then it was my wife and now she’s more completely our maids.

      That’s life.

  • Bicyea
    8 February 2010

    Right now in So Florida it is breeding season and that alone makes them really mean. I can’t get anywhere near my male cockatiel and he always acts that way toward my husband!

    • mahmood
      10 February 2010

      Could well be, but she’s still a juvenile at 3 I guess, but hormones are hormones!

  • Suhail Algosaibi
    10 February 2010

    How did you find out it was a female?

    • mahmood
      10 February 2010

      bright green ring around her neck, rather than the black and red typical of the male. she’s now 3, so admittedly there is another year before we make sure.

  • nadia
    17 March 2010

    “…but hormones are hormones!” 😀

    Despite the vicious attacks, Filbert is still a cute, little rose-ringed parakeet. Maybe she’ll calm down if she had a parakeet playmate.

  • mahmood
    18 March 2010

    Oh no. One is more than enough!

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