Now playing: A recording of my parrot, Rufus, talking to himself….

My African Grey Parrot, Rufus, talking to himself

Rufus, an African Grey Parrot, talks a lot, but only when he is in a room by himself, for the most part. In order to get this recording, I set up our portable phone to “Intercom” and went into another room. Then, I held up my cell phone to the house phone and set it to record.

Rufus is a character. He’s very good company when I’m the only human in the house all day, which is most of the time. I also have other birds: Cockatiels Penny and Jonah, Lovebird Candy, and Parakeets Beady, Gumby, Shelly, Oscar, Moonpie, Ginger and Freddie. Having a houseful of birds makes it noisy, but I like it. I like hearing God’s creatures.

My parakeet’s especially, make a lot of noise. But, the noisier the get, the happier they sound — The parakeets just sound happy to be alive. They make the most noise at sunrise. The rest of the birds were napping when I got this recording of Rufus.

Here is the one and only time I have caught Rufus talking on video:

He said “What’s up” right at the beginning. Then, the naughty bird decided to get on the parakeet cage. I know from (many) past experiences that Rufus is going to lift up the wire holding the parakeet’s water bottle. He loves to watch things fall…. He will also pull a parakeet’s tail if one is sticking out of the cage. At the end, I have to stop the video to put Rufus back on his Boing-Boing and coil it up shorter so he can’t reach next time.

So there you have it – another peak into my boring life… Don’t worry, I like my boring life just the way it is.



Filed under African Grey Parrots, Cockatiels, Lovebirds, Parrots, Pets

7 responses to “Now playing: A recording of my parrot, Rufus, talking to himself….

  1. Jen

    Well, I heard you telling him off;-) He\’s beautiful.

  2. X-Evolutionist

    @Jen: Thank you very much for saying that Rufus is beautiful. You are correct. (tee hee.) Yes, I have to "tell him off" quite often. Rufus is very naughty. X

  3. Jen

    Reminded me of my Charlie, the way he slithered down that rope. Back in those years, I made up a washing line out of a couple of nylon belts and hung it up at the end wall of my living room. When not in use, Charlie would fly over to it and play acrobats all day;-) I loved him so.

  4. X-Evolutionist

    @Jen: I know how wonderful a pet can be and how much it hurts when they are gone. I\’m so sorry that you don\’t have Charlie anymore.

  5. Jen

    It does hurt, X, when they leave you, but we have Travis the cat these days and he\’s an amazing animal, except for when…er, no, I won\’t tell you!Anyway, thank goodness, I\’ve always got Someone very precious to lean on these days and my life is very full. That reminds me. Time to read the section of Revelation I have for today:-)

  6. Lisa ♥

    He is very cute.

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