More magnificent, marvelous (and messy) mash

Made some more mash for the birds.

This batch is veggies. Grated carrots, cauliflower, broccoli, bell peppers, zucchini, sweet potato, peas, squash and beets. I also bought some organic baby food to mix in. I wanted to give the birds a variety. mash1This batch is fruit. The birds still prefer veggies, but if I mix in some grains, they’ll eat it. Below: apples, kiwi, pear, banana, peaches, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and black berries. Also mixed in is some organic fruit baby food. I skipped adding in crushed pellets, because the flock has been really good about eating them.mash2I love mashes! It’s a lot of work to make it in one sitting, but then I don’t have to do it every day. I didn’t put the herbs/greens (basil, thyme, kale, romaine lettuce or spinach) in the mash. I just tear up fresh ones and sprinkle them on top.

Alfie is always first to the plate.alfiemashSido enjoys some fruit.sidomashEmmy likes to carry globs over to the play gym and eat them there.emmymashThese birds eat better than we do…

730 Days of Emmy

Two years ago, today, Emmy joined the flock.

Emmy in November, 2013.nb2Emmy in November, 2014.e1Emmy today.em2annEmmy has come such a long way since we first brought her home. Last year at this time she was finally stepping up – but would hop off as soon as possible. Now she’s a pro at perching on our fingers. She’s proof positive that patience pays off.

Emmy is still a bit of a homebody. Sometimes we have to take her out of the cage, so that she will fly around and play with the budgies. She seems to prefer coming out in the evenings.

Emmy loves to take baths. And she’s become a very curious budgie. She has started investigating the objects in the room,  and has even started perching on our shoulders. She and Ozzie are a cute couple – if Ozzie is out of the cage, she will chirp loudly until he comes back to her. While she and Ozzie are bonded, she doesn’t mind sharing him with Sunny.

Emmy is such a sweet little bird, I just love seeing her little face every day. And kissing her little whipped cream belly!

Happy anniversary Emmy – we love you!

In the spotlight – Emmy!

emmersEmmers. She’s our big baby. Emmy was rehomed and is living proof that you should never give up on taming your budgie. Terrified of hands, it took months before she trusted us enough to step up. Taking her out of the cage took a few more months. But patience and persistence paid off. She even lets me kiss her belly now. Emmy also has the cutest squeak sneeze and sometimes naps on the bottom of the cage.
Emmy still has issues at bedtime. The other budgies all have their bedtime places, but Emmy hasn’t found hers yet. She chases the others around and can’t seem to settle herself. So for now, I put the divider in and she sleeps on the other side. Budgies – always keeping things interesting!