When I read Lisa’s theme for this week, birds perched, I knew I had some Australian beauties to contribute. I thought about waiting until my theme of beauty posts on Writer’s Quotes Wednesdays. Maybe this will prime your pump as you think about beauty. Feel free to borrow the quotes.
Be as a bird perched on a frail branch that she feels bending beneath her, still she sings away all the same, knowing she has wings.Victor Hugo
Give food to the birds, you will then be surrounded by the wings of love, you will be encompassed by the joys of little silent hearts!Mehmet Murat Ildan
No Silent Hearts Here
Carol says these pink and gray cockatoos, galahs, are never quiet. They are a popular pet, but Carol did not seem to be a fan of theirs. She did not elaborate, so you can draw your own conclusions.
Galah means “noisy idiot.” But they are quite smart, and if you want a companion, they can learn to talk. Like some humans, they don’t like cuddling, but love conversation. Of course the brown eyed birds – the males – have more to say than their pink-eyed companions.
Galahs like your habitat, too, especially gardens and ponds. However, if you work 60 hours a week and don’t have time to visit, they get destructive, and even self-mutilating, so consider the consequences. On the upside, they are healthier than most cockatoos, but they do get fat.
Their favorite foods are leafy salads with fruit and zucchini in them and bird pellets. NOTE: This makes them fat? Fair warning all dieters out there living on salads!
They love a treat of fattening walnuts. So that they keep their trim figures, a pet galah need to play outside the cage three to four hours a day with their wooden or leather toys or destroying your garden.
So what do you think? Are you going to get a galah for a pet?
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