Friday, February 03, 2006

One of the (many) differences between Soleil and Charlie is in how their feathres look when wet. When Soleil bathes, she comes out looking drenched. For the next half-hour or more it is clear that she has just bathed, and she's still drying off. More than once we have rushed her upstairs for assistance with a hair dryer.

But when Charlie bathes, he never looks wet! He splashes around; we can see water running off his head, but his feathres never look wet. Perhaps he's part duck.

Is it partly because of their different ages? Soleil is still quite young: perhaps she doesn't keep her feathres as well-oiled as an adult conure would.

If you can contribute anything to our understanding of this dichotomy, please comment here!

Here is a movie of Charlie bathing.

Soleil all wet.


At 7:44 PM, Blogger Elizabeth said...

We did see that Charlie got very wet today, though!


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