"Okay where did you get the name tengu and what does it mean? It sounds familiar and interesting all at the same time!"
tengu is the name of a shinto diety- tengu is named after the karasu tengu- crow headed humanoids who play tricks on humanity. they can be quite destructive and mischievious- perfect name for a caique!"How many more birds own you?"
i have 7 birds currently- in addition to the pix above, i also have a green cheeked conure (monkey mcbean), 2 budgies (PJ & Francis), and a hahn's macaw (chico). "Muttonchop on the herbs kills me, and his name is awesome. He just has this look."
mutty is a she- in fact, all my birds are hens with the exception of chico. just turned out that way- so we call our house "The Hen House"!"Nandays will always hold a special place in my heart, whats on his front two toes (the ones on the bowls?) it doesn't look harmful i'm just curious!"
ah, that's buddy's very exclusive "nanday-cure" she has two diamond shaped spots on each toe- pink feet with two diamonds per toe, just above the toenails. quite trendy for nandays at the moment..."I see your nanday and 'tiel are flighted, do you plan on letting ten grow his feathers? Just curious! I thought i'd get to know you a little better =)"
yes, all birds who learn proper flight & recall are allowed to stay flighted in our house. i feel that clipping is a safety issue for people living with non-bird people or birds that are not trained properly. but when a bird comes to you when you call and knows how to "stay" it's better to let them fly.
tengu came to me with butchered wing feathers- a real hatchet job, not a responsible clip at all. she now has 3.5 flights on each side and growing! she is very excited to be learning to fly! all her flockmates can do it, and she makes these sad baby noises cuz she can't follow..."What does tamarind look like whole?"
it's a brownish paper looking pod- here's a google search image:
be sure & get the whole pods. many pastes have added sugar. it's VERY sticky, so you have been warned- a mess will ensue!