The recipe called for two eggs, one cup of water and two tablespoons of vegetable oil. Cooper supervised. Or should I say, “Coopervised”?
We used a glass loaf pan. No non-stick pans allowed – teflon fumes are toxic for budgies!
Cooper wasn’t too sure about this glop – but into the oven it went for 30 minutes.
At first they budgies didn’t know what to make of it. I threw some lettuce in to help tempt them. Sunny was more interested in chewing up the paper plate. Cooper (the finickiest of the flock) was the first to give the bread a try.
It wasn’t too long before they all gave it a nibble.
The bread was a success! A good thing, since there’s a lot of it. It stores nicely in the fridge, so the budgies will be having yummy leftovers this week.
Yesterday Cooper, Dewey and Ozzie went to the Vet! Dewey went to have his leg band closed up (it was open and catching on toys) and his Fu Manchu nails trimmed. Because Ozzie was a rescue bird from the animal shelter, he was eligible for a free exam. Cooper just went along for the ride.
Here they are in their travel cage in the waiting room.
Cooper decided to take a bath in the water dish. What a nut.
In the examination room. The little basket Ozzie is in is the scale. The budgies looked so tiny when the doctor examined them. He even listened to their hearts with a stethoscope – it was too cute.
Here is Dewey looking very dapper with his closed band and trimmed nails. The budgies were very brave and did a great job – so they were all rewarded with millet when they got home (Sunny, too!).
So we let Cooper, Dewey and Ozzie out of their cages.
And that happened.
But then Dewey and Ozzie settled down. Now they’re little buddies and like to be together. Dewey even chases Cooper off when she gets too close to them. I’m not sure if Dewey wants Ozzie all to himself or if he doesn’t want Cooper and Ozzie to become little sweethearts.
They’re still establishing a pecking order, and can’t be alone without supervision. But it looks promising…