Not too tedious at all. It's surprising how a few simple lines can make such a difference. The slight turn of the forward-facing bird makes all the difference. Like, any second now, it will turn all the way toward me and jump onto my desk. The ones looking off into the distance lose the "adorableness" factor. Also, the sketchier one seems more friendly and accessible. Good work.
I also like CarolHaynes name of Codie, except prefer the spelling Cody, don't know why.