Buddy and Max in Ok,Boomer

  • Oct. 5, 2021, 7:20 a.m.
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This is Buddy and Max. Buddy is a male conure and Max is female. I got Buddy over 3 years ago on a birthday when I was looking for a good way to kill myself. I was driving and saw a pet shop near where I lived that I was surprised existed. Had not see it before. I wandered in in something of a daze and looked at the birds. I made an impulse buy and got Buddy.The light green/yellow bird. Fortunately for the name I gave him I found he is male. He was never friendly. I think he had a bad childhood. Maybe a bad previous owner. He is cantankerous and bites. Oh but he loves the food I give him! When I was a drinking man back then he would drink beer with me. Hilarious. Sit on the rim of a glass and drink. Flying was fine but landings rough when he was drinking.

I got Max the dark green bird as a companion for Buddy about 18 months ago. No idea if male or female. You can only tell by a blood test. No dick hanging out when they fly. Could be trouble! When I got Max, I feared SHE would starve to death. She just sat there in a cage by herself. I had got a huge cage for Buddy. 5 foot long! I took a day off from work, worried about Max. Sat with her and she finally decided to start eating and drinking. I remember Buddy watching, fixated on her. I feared that if I put them together Buddy would try to kill Max as an intruder. Territorial crap. After a few days they were pressed up against the bars of their separate cages. I finally took a chance and let Buddy out to climb around on Maxes cage then let him in there. At first they were all over each other and I thought they were trying to kill each other. Then I realized it was AFFECTION! I put Max in the BIG cage and they have been inseperable ever since. I let the birds out loose and yes I have plenty of paper to catch their shit. I have tree branches in a front window made into a long swing. Tree branches on top of their cage and elsewhere. After a few weeks here flying loose with Buddy, one day I heard a flutter of wings and felt a bird on me! It made me jump! Buddy would never go near me. Max had decided to try out that ambulatory human furniture. She surprised us both by landing on me. Testing me. Since then, I have become a favorite piece of furniture for Max. I found out that Max is MAXINE because she laid eggs last spring. Sorry but cannot allow babies here. I felt bad about throwing her eggs in the garbage but I cannot afford a house of many birds. Max and Buddy share meals with me. What is not toxic to them. Max often rides on me. I go to bed at night and tell myself over and over to be extra careful with the front door. NEVER allow the birds near it. If they left the house they would have no idea how to get back.

Here are my birds. Buddy can be a vicious asshole but he is also funny. The birds do not talk. That is ok. I expect them to learn my curse words someday by the process of proximity assimilation.



TehBadger October 05, 2021

Hey Scott, tis I Sammy from OD! I love Buddy and Max. =) They keep you on your toes! LOL!!!

gattaca October 05, 2021

Buddy and Max are adorable.
Years ago, I had a beautiful orange wing Amazon parrot, very aptly named Brat. His personality would fill the room, yet he was totally bonded to me and would 'yell' at people he didn't like.

Boomer gattaca ⋅ October 05, 2021

A dream come true with birds. These 2 are very independent but Max does show some affection. I rarely have visitors and most people seem to find it horrible how I let the birds fly loose. Birds are cleaner than most people I find - except for letting loose when they need to. I fear for my birds like an over protective parent. That is a wise fear because they are helpless beyond the house cage we share. Thanks Gattaca :-)

mcbee October 05, 2021

Now I know why you wanted to post pictures! Beautiful birds. Buddy looks like he is filled with personality. I am glad they ended up loving each other.

Boomer mcbee ⋅ October 05, 2021

I am a very open person and that has hurt me at times. HERE I am trying to be more anonymous than in past journaling places. "Personality" is a good descriptive. They are teachers of unconditional love for me. I enjoy giving them a good life. No they are not free but in captivity, a good life. Good thing I quit drinking for the sake of both of their health!

Newzlady October 06, 2021

What a cute couple!

Boomer Newzlady ⋅ October 06, 2021

Yes and Buddy is jealous often watching us. When the weather gets colder Max can hide under my sweat shirt and Buddy can sit back aloof shivering. The perks of being a kiss ass. ER! I mean FRIENDLY. It is funny you remind of how I was once "handsome" and now I am "cute" as-in a "cute old man". It's cool. :-) Thanks for your comments!

Newzlady Boomer ⋅ October 06, 2021

Oh shit, I just used “cute” in another note. Haha. The cute couple was the two birds in this entry, and it was cute how the bird tucked under your beard. No reflection of your appearance. :)

Boomer Newzlady ⋅ October 06, 2021

No offense taken. I roll with a lot and laugh much - Contrary to what I may sound like on here at times. I post the cute photos of Max and the bird looking serious photos of Buddy. Buddy does not do cute. Macho bird! Max is a manipulative female. Gets what she wants. FOOD! I sound like the nutty bird man because I spend all day with my birds. I grew the beard for Max. Ahhhh the things we do for love! Also as a break from my past.

Newzlady Boomer ⋅ October 06, 2021

I must add, I like beards and friendly smiles, so I would still classify you as handsome.

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