The Zorro of Bird Poop

December 29th, 2010


Marv’s message for today: “Eat your bird. Big fat.”

Why did I buy this thing?

Marv has gotten so good at tactical pooping, I no longer get mad at him about it. Instead, I feel awe and respect.

The other day we were on the couch, and Marv managed a stealth poop in a location where I later put my face. I had to give him his props for that. It transcended ordinary poop. It was an Improvised Poop Device.

Last night he got off a poop that hit my hand and then the floor without me even knowing it. He did it while I was putting him in the cage. By the time I knew I had been shelled, I had tracked all over the house. I had to get out the mop and the Clorox.

I don’t know how he does it. He’s an artist.

6 Responses to “The Zorro of Bird Poop”

  1. aelfheld Says:

    An avian Ofili.

  2. Peg Says:

    What I find fascinating also, Steve, is how each little birdie seems to have its own unique way of pooping and depositing. Mr. Mo generally likes to stay in the same spot for a LOOOONG time. When he’s done, one might think there’s enough there to fertilize the front lawn.

    Our newest budgie, Nippit, shakes his tiny rear most fiercely, then squeezes out a small poop. He couldn’t be more proud if he’d designed the Sistine Chapel. The Bud goes here, there, everywhere. You can track where she’s been by following the trail of poops, like Hansel and Gretel.

    I’m not sure if any of our guys, however, have quite the skills of Marv. He is ONE of a kind! Marv; we salute you!

  3. Tziporah Says:

    Thanks for the Marv post! Non-bird people do not understand how much we like to talk about bird poop.

    Cockatiel Sierra also understands that pooping can be used as a form of self-expression. When I am talking on the cordless phone, she positions herself on my head in order to precisely poop on the hand that is holding the offensive receiver. After all, talking on the phone means I am not giving 100 percent attention to her!

  4. Terrapod Says:

    Stop feeding him suet and oranges . Having owned a dozen parrotts over the years, I can understand your dilemma, there really is no solution if you let him fly about other than limiting him to one room that is somewhat poop proofed.

  5. pbird Says:

    Well. I love Marv. He has style.

  6. walt Says:

    I taught Kiko to say “Kiko made a “poo-poo”. He makes more poops than statements about the process, however.