Kiwinkles likes to hide in my shirt and practice saying her name. Since she has learned to say her name, she has discovered that she loves to say it; over and over and over again.
(I had to encourage her a little bit here because when I reached for the camera, I accidentally dropped it and interrupted her concentration. Ha!)
UPDATE on KIWI's BEAK: Kiwi is doing great. At her last appointment, the vet said that the new growth appears to be healing across the fracture and it is possible that her beak will completely grow back provided we are extra careful to not cause any more trauma to the fracture.
He told us he is very pleased with her progress and to continue with her soft food diet and keep her away from toys or anything else that could cause more trauma. In addition to these restrictions, he also said that we are now entering the season for high pollen and dust, so she can't go outside anymore because it puts her at a higher risk for a respiratory infection until her beak grows back.
All of these restrictions are driving Kiwi bonkers, especially not being able to go outside - feeding the horses is part of the daily ritual she happens to love.
No hard foods, toys, or outdoor activities means that keeping Kiwi entertained is more challenging than ever.
One thing she has started doing now is rather than sitting on my shoulder, she clings to all parts of my shirt when I am moving - whether my sleeve or shirt-tail, then enjoys the 'ride'. I play along with this and kind of swing her through the air while she clings on with delight.
She has always loved the airplane game (I 'fly' her through the air while she sits perched on my finger), so I am not surprised that she made up her own version of Six Flags on my shirt.