Ever wonder what it would look like if a large parrot took a bite of your nail art? I didn’t either however, my Cockatoo answered it for me anyhow.
Here she is…
She is not biting me but is fascinated with my nails. I’ve been trying to keep them unpainted which helps quite a bit or paint and then remove it immediately. I don’t think gloves are the answer. I can’t be the only one having these issues.
I don’t want to give up my hobby. Anyone have any useful tips for distracting parrots from fingernails?
This kitty came home during a visit to the Hemingway House in Key West, Florida. The Author, Ernest Hemingway, owned polydactyl cats and 40 or so of their feline decedents still live there. The cats are all over the property, it’s like an Easter egg hunt finding them lounging about. Check out their website if you’re not familiar and fond of cats.
I had a blast doing this as I’m such a fan of color. At some point I’ll likely mimic the paint on the other side too.
Zoya: Julie, Wednesday, Rocky, Pippa
China Glaze: Grape Pop
Wet n Wild: Sunny Side Up, Red Red, Clear
e.l.f.: Yellow, Teal Blue (they need to increase their font size)
Jesse’s Girl: Spring Break, Frequent Flyer
Color Club: Pucci-licious
Sally Hansen: Limestone
Here’s a baby Sun Conure! The other nails were blended to capture the orange, yellow & green of the parrot. I made a nail sticker this time instead of trying to paint everything upside down and cut him out with cuticle scissors. It’s not lost on me that I put the bird on the bird, sorry, it was unintentional. It wasn’t fitting on my ring finger and I had already painted my index. I based him off the picture I took below of this 2 month old my husband is holding:
He’s sleeping with his mouth open.
Zoya: Tanzy, Snow White, Raven, Arizona, Pippa
Barielle: Lemondrops, Swizzle Stix, Polished Princess
Color Club – Snowflakes
Wet n Wild – Clear
This is loosely based on the children’s book, Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey. A story about a family of mallards who live in the Boston Public Garden, lucky ducks!
China Glaze – Four Leaf Clover
Zoya – Pippa
Zoya – Arizona
Zoya – Raven
I love raccoons even though they get into the trash. Here’s what I used to make my masked bandit:
OPI – You’re Such a Budapest
Color Club – Berry and Bright
Color Club- French Tip
Sally Hansen – Black Out
Wet n Wild – Kaleidoscope