Parrot Bite

Was asked what the Miss' reaction was to being bitten by that parrot in one of the petting zoos in Margaret River...
This would be it.

This would be it. (Not one tear. Or word. For once.)

What's the Miss thinking? a) Fry the thing - Kentucky Fried Parrot for lunch! b) Can't believe that really happened. c) I still want one! Here's the cut:
And this the cut after maybe an hour (and Dettol antiseptic cream)

After maybe an hour (and Dettol antiseptic cream)

And here's the culprit:
Petting zoo attendant called him "The Ratbag"

Petting zoo attendant called him "The Ratbag"

He wasn't very interested in carrots. But then the Miss offered him a cabbage leaf and he suddenly pecked at it much harder. Then as we rushed her off with the bleeding finger he kept going, "Hello. Hello.... Hello..." After we cleaned the wound, both kids came back to look at the bird Rockstar: Why does he keep saying 'Hello'?  Me: I don't think he knows 'Sorry'.   Epilogue: Rockstar: <snorts and refuses to feed any more birds> Miss: <carries on feeding everything with her other hand but petting zoo lady discourages her from trying to feed "Ratbag" again> 

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I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • Elle Cheong

    I liked that you explained to rockstar that probably the parrot doesn’t know sorry 🙂 Animals do feel guilt and possibly he felt guilty about biting the little miss but don’t know how else to express it.

    The little miss was also very brave to still want to feed the animals 🙂

    • Aileen

      Yes agree with you about the parrot and there’s a story in there about how perspective, how we look at the parrot, makes a big difference to the whole experience…

      Touch wood don’t think she thinks very much of animal bites and can be quite bull headed on occasion…

  • mun

    Wah Miss Rockstar is so brave! She didn’t even say “Ouch!” when the parrot pecked her?

    I am thinking she was thinking c) I still want one. 😀

    • Aileen

      Didn’t say anything at all, just blinked and watched the blood flow as I kept squeezing it out under running water.. It’s possible if I didn’t stop her to check the moment I saw the parrot’s motion she would just have carried on feeding the parrot even if her fingers were dripping blood…

      And yes you are absolutely right about c) I still want one…