Feathery tales – 1 Kids! #MicroblogMondays


I have three pet parrots: Cookie, Chikki and Bholu, who are my constant source of entertainment as well as inspiration. And, because I haven’t created an Instagram profile to share their stories, I thought of writing all about them here, on my blog, every Monday, for #MicroblogMondays.

And, in keeping with the tradition behind microblogging, I plan on sharing snippets about them in no more than 200 words, or 8 lines. I hope these provide amusement to you, too. So, let’s begin, shall we?


Chikki–the guy in the middle in the picture below–thinks my mouth is a treasure trove of goodies.

Whenever he perches on my shoulder, he leans towards my mouth and tries to pry it open to find something in there, like a peanut, perhaps, or an olive seed. As if it weren’t my mouth, but a can of eatables!

It’s been more than two months since he returned from the adventure that transformed him. He has lost all inhibitions. Or, does he value life at home now that he has seen the world? I wonder which of the two!

I read somewhere that once you have kids–human kids, animal kids, bird kids–you have to let go your “private space”.

I experienced it with Chikoo, who loved to join me in the washroom as I answered nature’s call.

Now, I experience it with these babes, one of who loves to get inside my mouth, and another….well, I will share it next time.

Have a lovely week!

Feathery Tales

Published by shilpagupte

Do you know the secret to living a happy life? Eat. Pray. Love. Or, watch what you eat, wish well for all and fill your heart with love! That's precisely what I try to do through my blogs: 'Metanoia', the wellness blogazine, and 'Fictionista', my blog for fiction and non-fiction. Welcome to my virtual homes!

14 thoughts on “Feathery tales – 1 Kids! #MicroblogMondays

  1. Hahah Shilpa. It is so funny to imagine your mouth to be a can of peanuts, the lid of which is tightly closed that nothing spills out of it. I feel for Chikki’s disappointment.
    Which book do you mean by these lines in your other post?
    ‘Have you read this book? It’s the one that confirmed my faith in soul mates. And that miracles happen when we meet someone from our past lives.’
    The image is lost in that post.

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  2. Ouch!! How and why does he think you will have goodies in your mouth for him? Have you ever fed him that ways? Or perhaps he saw it on TV 😉

    I love this newsy column about your feathered children- please keep sharing more Shilpa!

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