Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Meet Julio

Julio came to stay with us over Thanksgiving weekend. He is a parrotlet just like my Gilbert, but blue instead of green. :) Parrotlets are sweet, curious, funny and smart little birds that can live up to 20 years if you are lucky. They are the size of parakeets and so much fun.




Julio is even cute when he is blurry. I think I shot this one when he was dancing. :)




He is a very flirty birdy, always trying to get you to touch and play with him. He is smart because it always works.



My Gilbert had fun singing back and forth to him.

Here is some parrotlet inspired art I have created over the years...
My crocheted parrotlet :)



and here are two paintings I have done that are available on my Parrotlet Art website.


Melanie and I have always had birds as pets since we were 10. They are smart, loving, funny souls who just want to play and love you.

Emmitt loves his tiny green brother, but he knows who is boss. He always moves out of the way when Gilbert flutters to the floor and starts charging the dainty pug feet. :)

22 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

Good morning Melissa!
Thanks for introducing us to Julio and your parrotlet Gilbert. Both are very sweet. I can just see Emmitt scurrying out of they way as Gilbert comes descending down on him....hee, hee!
I think your parrotlet artwork is beautiful!

-manon : )

Paula said...

Melissa;

Both Julio and Gilbert are beautiful. I am giggling at the amount of toys in Gilbert's cage. Looks like parrotlets are easy to spoil, all of our critters deserve to be whether they are fur or feather.

I had a cockatiel a long time back, he got treated just the same, never enough toys.

Have a great day!

Paula and the Pug Moon trio

Aniemother said...

I love the crocheted parrotlet! And the real ones, of course. I've had a few birds, too. Budgies, but mostly zebra finches. (My whippet loved watching zebbie-tv.. lol)

Ane

Laura said...

Aren't they beautiful (the birds) (oh, and the art!) - love Julio's colors. How nice that they each have a friend to talk to. They wouldn't last 5 minutes in this house!

Abby Creek Art said...

Hi Julio! Love your black Poodle, Melissa!

Pearl said...

Hi M & E!!

It's so nice to meet ya, Julio! You really made me smile this morning! :)

Sandra y Coco said...

Hi Julio! you are a cutie! I am glad that Gilbert had company for a while (Gilbert is my husband's name, too!) Your paintings reflect all of their cuteness!

Mim said...

What a cute little bird! We had a canary named Julio and just loved him...haven't replaced him yet, but maybe one of these birds might help.

Puglette said...

Hi Melissa!
Julio and Gilbert are so cute! I love the parrotlet art too. The toys in Gilbert's cage made me laugh too...you love your little friends.
hugs,
puglette
:o)

marianne said...

Julio is a heartbreaker!
What a lovely bird and so is yours!
As a kid I had a lot of parakeets. I loved them. I made them tame and were always on my desk while I was doing my homework.
Now woth 4 cats it is impossible to keep birds and I don´t like to keep them locked up all the time.
Thanks for these lovely bird images and Emmitt looks ready to be Santa´s little helper!
The pillows look great!

hug >M<

Lisa M Griffin said...

Lovely pictures and artwork. I have never had a bird as a pet... mainly cats, which is probably why a bird would not be a good idea. I love how your creative energy and love of animals just shines in your all pieces. Thanks for sharing.

Diana Evans said...

Hi Melissa....Julio is adorable...what great colours...He makes me think of blue snowflakes....

I also love the art you created ...you are amazing!!!

Have a wonderful day!!! and Cole just loves your cute birds....

Hugs
Diana

Candace Trew Camling said...

I'm not going to lie...I'm a little afraid of birds, but you make them sound wonderful! I love to admire them outside and I adore drawing them, but always worry they will peck at me...I think its Hitchcock's fault...

I am absolutely smitten with the crocheted parrotlet!

Mare said...

Hi Melissa,
The parrotlets are beautiful! I had to laugh when you said Emmitt knows who's boss in the house. My parrot Safou has everyone here giving him a wide berth when he walks across the floor too. It's all bluster! ;)

Ruth Welter said...

Julio is so cute Melissa, so is your Parrolet as well. Thank you for telling us what they are...I had no idea , not being a person that ever has owned a bird...there are so many different kinds.

By the way, your poodle from the below post is wonderful! : )

Ruth

The Devil Dog said...

Welcome to the blogosphere, Julio! What great artwork!

Roxy

Heather said...

oh, he's a pretty one! I've never really been a bird person though...we had the meanest love bird when i was a kid. he used to pretend to bite you when you filled his food dish...mean ol' george!

Liss said...

I didn't know you had a bird, that's cool, he's very cute, so is his visitor.

Sandy Mastroni said...

I didn't know you had a bird either !
They are both beautiful
I love birds .

Frances Louise said...

Those are beautiful birds. I didn't know they can live for such a long time!

lizzyl said...

Julio and Gilbert are so cute! I did not know you also had a bird. :) I love the crocheted parrotlet!

Rebecca said...

Love the crocheted parrotlet. Very cute.