Happy 8th birthday, Monta

It was Monta’s 8th birthday today. He’s gotten quite old in bird years – somewhere in his 90s to be sure. He can really fly anymore (he can take leaps and then sort of flutter to the ground). He needs help getting from his favorite spot – his swing – to his food. But he still has a good appetite, and enjoys listening to the radio (“81.3 J-Wave….”) and had a good birthday today.

Please check out the videos below too!

A collage of Monta on his birthday.

A Happy Birthday video to start the morning.


Then a couple of cute, short videos of Monta snuggling.



Monta feasting on his birthday. Water, millet, fruits, and seeds. And healthy green vitamins. Who needs anything more?




Relaxing with Monta

He looks calm, and relaxed. But a few minutes later he decided to attempt flying again, which he really can’t do anymore. He sort of fluttered around, and landed behind the staircase and I had to get them out from behind there.

You never know these days when he will become suddenly startled and sort of jump up and land somewhere randomly.