There are a few things Elmo is afraid of. In order of the most scary thing:
- Hats and helmets – he’s scared of anyone wearing a hat or helmet.
- Vacuum cleaner – but then again, who isn’t?
- Feathers – yes, Elmo is in fact afraid of any feathers lying about, and will peck at them vigorously to make them go away. However, if we hand him a feather he will most likely take it to his nest as bedding.
Other people have told me that their pigeons are afraid of sunglasses and towels on heads. What about yours?
Things Elmo likes to attack:
- My toes
- My hands
Bizarrely, Elmo loves my heels! He’ll coo to them romantically and do a little dance, however, if I show him my toes, he’ll attack them.
In January, 2010, I posted the following:
Georgie likes: Revati (a.k.a. mummy), popcorn, peanuts, hot chocolate, brioche, cuddles, being sung to, baths and sunbathing.
Georgie dislikes: torches, camera light and socks on feet.
Elmo likes: Richard (a.k.a. daddy), popcorn, peanuts, cuddles, fluffy socks, shoelaces, baths, grass, earth, the colour green, cooked rice, and men.
Elmo dislikes: Georgie, hats, towels on head, pens, feathers and women in general.
Georgie no longer likes popcorn or peanuts, and I have no idea why, she just stopped eating them. But she will still try to drink my hot chocolate, although she is strictly forbidden to do so since chocolate is very poisonous to birds. She still hates any lights shining on her such as torches or camera lights. And she loves to peck at socks, especially if you wiggle your toes.