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Friday, 4 January 2013

Meet the Parrotlet


DESCRIBED as "a big bird in a little birdie's body", parrotlets (pronounced "parolet") are so new to the pet trade their full lifespan is not even known! The same size and price as a budgie: in the UK they sell for around £35 ($56.89) though in the USA they regularly fetch prices up to $280 (£172.78). The blue ones are particularly charming...

MY SUPPORT WORKER came round yesterday. I didn't feel he was amazingly helpful. he kept asking my plans for 2013; but I have no concrete plans, only hopes: I hope to get better. Last year he gave me a prospectus for Birkbeck College, which offers a double-honours degree part-time in German and Japanese. But my attention-span is all over the place: sometimes fine but sometimes like that morning I couldn't remember what I'd thought and what I'd actually said, so I had no idea whether I was repeating myself! My head was babbling so. I got more and more agitated as the day wore on. So I have decided to sort out my chi ~ you know, my energy balance. I know of a long-established and very reputable Chinese medicine centre in Niel's Yard, Covent Garden so I'm going there.

I would imagine Chinese therapies could do a lot to improve one's powers of focus. That's if mine really do need improving: I mean, aren't the genuises of academia famously scatterbrained?

I tried calming myself with television but the programming was atrocious. All I remember was a photo-shoot on old Dallas featuring an old-age pensioner lingerie model with massive bazookas arguing with Clayton and Miss Ellie over a murder. I was wishing for in-depth documentaries on chirpy parrots on some channel somewhere, but of course no luck. I tried and tried to think on higher things like feathery chirping parrotlets and not negative ones, but without parrots to look at, I was fighting a losing battle.

I went out and got terrible stomach-ache diarrhoea, so I bumbled back again, where my bad spirits magically evaporated. I went to bed at seven where finally I got my wish: as I lay down my weary head a wondrous dream enveloped me of lovebirds, parrotlets and lorikeets all chirping cheerily away...! How amazing!


TALKING PARROTLET



7 WELL-BEHAVED BIRDIES ON ONE PERCH
Aren't these cute!
The parrotlet is the little blue one.



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5 comments:

Summer said...

"Peekaboo" Awww, that is so adorable! Hubby and I raised a baby Robin last year and ever since I am so in love with small birds. They are so smart and surprisingly affectionate.

Bimbimbie said...

Helllllloooo Gleds - bet you think you're still dreaming or even hallucinating, well tis really me looking you up to wish you a Happy & Well 2013 - I know it's been months since I dropped out of blogging - glad I looked in on you today - loving all these feathered darlings you've posted Smiles xx

Liz said...

I had some shiatsu for a while. Very relaxing. She could tell when I was unbalanced.

Akelamalu said...

You could try a Reiki treatment, it's very good for calming/balancing the body and mind. x

Gledwood said...

SUMMER: I remember a Peking robin in our local pet shop. Either that or something else was singing the most amazing song at about 180 decibels!

BIMBIMBIE: WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? AND HOW ARE THE PARROTS IN YOUR GARDEN??

ELIZABETH: I had shiatsu... like you say v relaxing... does it do any permanent good or is it just like massage therapy?

AKELAMALU: I've tried reiki. When they put the energy front to back through my head I felt really "high"... I had ME/chronic fatigue syndrome at the time and I felt it STRONG while I had it, but don't know whether any lasting benefit was achieved... A most mysterious treatment...