Hey look! It’s Marty, also known as Martypants and sometimes Mr. Pants. He’s still pretty timid, but his mumbly little vocabulary is growing. He imitates us daily and his favorite thing to repeat is, “good boy!” He also makes a knock-knock-knock noise that makes me laugh. He will still only step up onto my hand while in the cage – he doesn’t seem to want to come out like all of my other birds did even though I’ve promised that we won’t eat him. He has been out several times and is getting to know the layout of our house, but he just seems to prefer his own little house right now. Hopefully he’ll eventually come out of the cage to play and explore on a more regular basis, but until then we’re enjoying his company (from behind bars) and we love listening to his cute mimicry.