I also totally understand how Bubbles feels. It’s been about two weeks, and she’s frustrated because nothing’s familiar. Everything’s new and while it’s exciting at first, there comes a point where you get mad because none of your old habits or ways work anymore, and nothing’s familiar. It’s hard to form a new lifestyle, even if it’s for the better. Mommy said she even understood how Bubbles feels, because she felt that way when her job moved (which was around the time they adopted me, so mommy and I had adjustments together). She thinks that once Bubbles works through this frustration, she’ll relax and settle in nicely.
The thing that a lot of people don’t understand around us is the adjustment Bubbles is going through. She isn’t a cat or dog, who learns their way around and is ok. Birds bond with people, and the bonding process takes time. Bubbles is getting to know a new home, two new people, and two new birds. I remember how overwhelmed I felt when I left my friends at the aviary for this home – it was shocking, and it took time to get used to this new life. I love it, but I had to adjust to it. We’re sure that Bubbles will adjust too. She’s a smart bird, and she knows this is the life for her. She’s just adapting to new habits and routines, which takes time for humans and birds alike. Our Blue Beauty is taking it all in now, and will soon settle into our silly flock.
We’ll keep you posted and as always appreciate your kind words, support, and advice! Maybe I’ll hand over the Twitter account to her later in the summer when she’s adapted. I could use a spa break for a foot rub and feather fluff treatment. Ahh, we have the life; and soon Bubbles will fully realize it!
That’s all today. Take care, and have a great rest of the week.