Meet Bubba!Bubba lives with Andrea.I’m a sleek, twitchy and spoiled bird, my favorite food is millet and for 2 months after coming home I refused to eat anything else. Then I got a friend! A little green and yellow guy came to live with me and I became so happy!!! I made silly chirping sounds and we immediately became attached. I also started eating more than just millet and I like to show my little brother around.My favorite toy is a rope hanging from a coconut that I like to preen, and I love to sleep on the highest perch or sometimes the cuttlebone.
Meet Fred!Fred lives in the UK with Jenny and her family. Despite being touted as ‘hand raised’, Fred was pretty scared when he came. I think it’s just his natural disposition. Everything new is worthy of a corn dog pose: standing straight up like he’s got a poker in his bum. But he’s learning to trust me and is finding his bravery.He loves his kids. And singing with a YouTube budgie called Banco.Seeds are his passion, lol. At the moment, Fred is refusing to eat his veggies and fruits.And his mash, as well.(Michelle: I’m sure with persistence, he’ll come around. Who could resist that lovely homemade mash?)Fred still doesn’t play with his toys, but he will happily stand on his daisy perch and watch the world go by through the window.I wouldn’t say he’s a contented budgie, but life is starting to be more interesting, and he’s becoming more curious than scared as the days go by. I think Fred has done very well for only being here a month.
Kacey can talk now. She says “Hello” and “baby” and “pretty girl”. She absolutely loves seed and honey sticks as a treat but she won’t touch fruit and veg. She has quite a personality and has bonded with me and won’t entertain anyone else. I suppose she is quite shy. She does love my two shih tzu’s and will watch them chase each other around the room.
Meet Sailor and Duckie!These two little cuties live in California with Erin.Sailor and Duckie will be five years old in 2014.Their favorite treats are anything in any shade of green, celery, dandelion leaves, lettuce, broccoli, and parsley. They also love organic corn on the cob.During the day, they spend the whole time hanging out on their tree in the middle of the room staring out the window whistling at other birds as they fly by outside.At Christmas, mommy decorates their tree with plastic candy canes which during the whole week get slowly but violently knocked off onto the floor (where Sailor and Duckie think they belong). They both have Holiday stockings which on Christmas eve get a special surprise in each. This year the little elves at the North Pole hinted something about twine balls and millet sprays.Their favorite toy is a miniature hanging twine basket stuffed with crinkle cut shreds and beads. They love to slowly rip each and every piece of paper stuffing out and onto the carpet below. Mommy is continually refilling their basket with new shreds Pretty in pink.Getting ready to nap.Zzzz.
Meet Scotty (aka Budgie)!
I’ve had my parakeet Scotty (Budgie) for about 2 years. He doesn’t
talk, but loves to sing. When I first got him, he didn’t chirp for
about 2 weeks, but now he chirps all day long. He likes to sing along
to “noise.” So he’ll start chirping away with the vacuum cleaner,
static, action scenes in movies, or any type of rock song. He also
likes the sound of running water, so I take him into the shower with
me when I can.
It’s been a priority of mine to see that Budgie will play with other
people, after all, half the fun is getting to show him off to family
and friends. That has lead me to also acclimate him to my friend’s
Holland Lop Rabbit named Marshmellow. We started out at first just
having Budgie in his cage and letting the rabbit run around the cage.
Eventually they’d both be out of their cages in the room together and
finally curiosity got the best of Budgie as he’d to flying and landing
on Marshmellow’s cage. Usually what happens when they play is
Marshmellow comes up to sniff or investigage Budgie and Budgie flies
or runs away and then lands back where he was and then the bunny comes
Sometimes when I know I’ll be gone all day, I like to leave Budgie
over at Marshmellow’s house so they can sit with their cages by each
Budgie likes to wake up before I do in the mornings, so I usually open
his cage door as he likes to sit in the window and sing. I like to go
back to sleep. Sometimes he’ll fly and land on my arm and sleep there
where I go back to sleep for another hour or two. The only downside
is, sometimes he likes to come up and nibble on my toes or ears while
I’m trying to sleep.
Budgie likes to sit on the corner of my keyboard, right by the
backspace and delete keys. Which makes it hard when I’m trying to type
something and mess up because he’s blocking the fixing keys. He’s
usually not too happy having to move as I try to slide my fingers to
the keys. He also likes to stand on top of my tablet or touch screen
I’ve had Oscar for almost a year now. He came from a local pet store. From what information I managed to track down he was about two years old when I got him, so that would make him roughly three now.
He was always a stand-offish budgie. You know, “Look but don’t touch!”. I put this down to his age and I also didn’t know how long he’d been in the pet shop. He will, however, get on my finger to come in and out of the cage, and sometimes will sit on your shoulder and have a little natter.
He gets along okay with the other five budgies, but immediately took to my little pipsqueak – Bailey. They bonded straight away and are always feeding and preening each other. This looks hilarious as Oscar is my biggest budgie and Bailey is a tiny little runt! I call them Little and Large! Oscar has his own nickname, though. I call him Fluff. You can see why! He never did anything much, preferring to just sit and watch the others play. Until just recently when he decided that it looked FUN to come down and play! It’s nice to see!
He hasn’t really got a favourite food, apart from millet which they all love! Oh, and just a couple of other things – he waddles like a duck when he walks and it looks really funny, and he has just learned to wolf-whistle!
Butch was adopted from an animal shelter in 2011. He was very nervous around people and still is. My guess is that he was in a home with children who were loud and would grab at him. He prefers the company of birds, but will tolerate and has begun to trust me. Butch is vocal at times but mostly eye pins his toys and perches. He likes mirrors and pulling hay out of his shredder toys. He loves Leon and goes crazy if Leon is out on the tree and he is not. He also likes feeding Leon when they are together!
Butch is a really sweet guy who was given a second chance. Though he has a harmless fatty tumor on his stomach, Leon treats him just as he would a normal bird. They are truly Partners in Crime and love screaming and making messes!
Leon’s friend is Butch - but his best friend is a home made toy he is obsessed with (above)! He would sing to it all day if he could. Leon will go anywhere or sit on anything (like plastic dinosaurs!) to see his toy. He loves bells and mirrors more than anything and would rather see his toy than eat millet. He does enjoy eating lettuce, though, with the occasional carrots and broccoli.