Sunday, July 17, 2011

Newest Residents

So last weekend, Sidnei received a phone call at the ungodly hour of 9 AM. (Don't judge, it was the weekend, we are waking up every weekday at 5:30, and we're sleeping before we have kids, k?) Generally my husband is one who loves to wallow in the bed until about 11 or so (stop judging)...but after this phone call, he jumps up, yells at me to "put some clothes on and get in the car". Curious enough to do this, but too sleepy to ask why, I did.

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?

5 comments:

Bru said...

Did you know you have to have a special license from the government to have this bird? It´s considered illegal if you don´t...
http://www.ibama.gov.br/fauna/amadorista.htm

Stephanie said...

Bru,

I did find that out after the fact. We have contacted some people Sidnei's family knows and are working on that! Thanks!

Fabiola said...

Hi Steph, I've catching up on your blog and I feel like you. I've been complaining so much that I kind of let my writing go.... I am starting to come back. I hope all is all right with you ; )

Lin said...

Cute birds!

Jim said...

Metaphorically, perhaps one of these beautiful beings trapped in a cage should be named Stephanie.

Luiz cringes every time he sees a bird in a cage. We hear other birds every morning from neighbors'captives, but it's not our thing.

Good luck with the cleaning thing...