Well, if nothing else, last nights excitment proved that even the most domesticated basenji is still capable of being a very good hunter :rolleyes:
As im sure some of you know i have a few little parrots in my house. Maya hasn't really paid much attention to them, other than occassionally singing along to their screaching! :rolleyes: But im very, very careful not to let them out while she's around… until alst night :o
One of my little conures CJ made a dash for freedom while i was changing his water bowls, he escaped out of the tiny gap the swinging feeder left when i opened it for about 2 seconds :eek: Anyway, being the genius he is, he flew straight to the sofa where Maya was sitting :eek:
I've never seen anything like it, one second she was asleep - and i mean completely flat out! The next she jumped about 3ft and grabbed CJ out of the air :eek: Cue much screaming and flapping from him :rolleyes:
I have to say though, she was very good, she let go of him when i grabbed her and she must have an incredibly soft mouth cos he didnt have a mark on him! But, just to show the stupidity of the bird, as i was just about to take Maya out of the room while i sorted him out, he came strutting up, screeching and fluffing himself up like they do when they're being threatening, then started lunging at her feet :rolleyes: I think he has a death wish
But anyway... That could easily have been a very unpleasant situation with my little birdie dead, so lesson learnt. Dont open any part of the cage with the wild beast in the room! :p Her reactions are just so fast....