We get to the downtown of Ipatinga and we are looking for someone...who, I might ask? "A friend." Helpful.
We finally find this friend. He has a bag. With a box in it. When I open the bag, I discover the box also has holes, which I find alarming. So of course my immediate question is, "is there something alive in here"??? I guess I should have been asking, "was" ....Thankfully, despite our smart friend, no harm done. Everyone made it out alive.
Let me introduce you:
Here in Minas, we call them Chapinha. They are also known as Canário da terra . (At the top left of that page, you can switch it to English) And this is of course courtesy of my go to bird expert Danielle! All I had to say is it was yellow and tiny and she was all, is this it? Clicked on the link, and there were my birds. She's good!
I'm not really a bird fan. I like to look at them..in their natural habitat. They are beautiful. But in all honesty, I don't love them in cages. I feel really bad for them. At first they were really nervous. They seem to have adjusted. I have not...I don't know why birds make me nervous but they do. But when I call them now, they chirp at me, which I think is cute. And Sidnei loves his birds. He goes to them before he leaves for work and it's the first thing he comes to see when he gets home. I've known for a while that he's been wanting birds, he's always liked them. I just didn't want to have to clean up after anything else. Of course he swears that will be his job. But ha. Just ha.
I want to name them. I can't think of any good names though...help? Any suggestions?