Yesterday was hot and very humid; we also got a downpour, so the birds were relegated to the java trees and ring stand that comprise our "jungle." After I put Morgan in her cage, I got out the 3 youngest macaws. Annie & Harry Boy were social with me, but Daff was more interested in food. I enjoyed observing the relationship Annie and Daff enjoy. They allopreen, play, talk, and squabble together. Even though there's bickering, it's your normal, minor macaw disagreement, way more sound than fury. Harry put himself to bed, so I got Petey out with the girls. He did zero lunging and very little gaping at me. He mostly just deliberately spread his wings at me. Interesting. Annie flew over to "take his temperature" , and he promptly kicked her off the tree. I went into the other room to check something. When I came back, Daff was sitting on the tree with Petey. She flew over when I left the room, and I didn't hear it. He wasted trying to kick her off the tree, but she didn't seem overly interested. Still, she did fly over there. I am NOT losing Daff to Petey. If that seems to be happening, I will take steps. Of course, this just happened one time, last night, and we'll see how it goes. I got them out together to see what would happen. I'd still like to see Daff rebuff Petey. The saga continues.