All Together Now

Emmy and Felix finally moved into the big cage. Felix pals around with Gordie, but is a little standoffish with the others. I think Emmy wanted to be alpha female, but Lera shut that down pretty quickly. Both are doing well and seem to enjoy being with the flock. And I enjoy having only one cage to clean : ).

Felix and friends.ff2Felix and Lera – pastel parakeets.f3Emmy and her beau, Ozzie.e1Hanging out with Cooper.e2e3

Cooper’s Bloopers

What? No bloopers? Cooper has become such a super little model that we didn’t have any bloopers this month. So instead, here are some pics of the flock opening wide and saying, “Ahhh.” Or, “ACK!”

OzzieozzieLeraleraGordiegordieEmmyemmyAlfiealfieCoopercooperDeweydewey

Sunnysunny

Game Time!

Three of our flock look a lot alike. Can you tell them apart?11. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

22. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

33. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

44. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

55. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

66. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

77. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

88. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

99. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

1010. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

1111. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

1212. Cooper, Gordie or Ozzie?

3Cooper 4,5,9,12       Gordie 2, 8, 10, 11         Ozzie 1, 3, 6, 7
Cooper has a light blue cere and is our only budgie with a band on her leg.
Gordie has larger throat spots than Ozzie. And not that you can see, but Ozzie has a little white patch on the back of his head.

Lera joins the flock

Lera recently moved into the big cage.lcageShe loves to hang out on the grapevine perch.loShe’s getting along well with the other budgies. Here she is checking out Ozzie (our little welcome wagon).lo2She even ventured out. Her flying needs work. But then, she only has two fully grown flight feathers.lcHere she is with Cooper.lgymUntil she can keep up with the others, she seems happy to spend time on the play gym.lsleepHer first day with the flock was a busy one. It may have actually been too exciting. The next day she was fluffed up and slept a lot. I was worried she was sick (no more sick budgies!). But I think she was just stressed out from the move. We kept her warm and quiet and she rallied back the next day.lIt’s been fun watching her coming out of her shell to interact with the flock and play with the toys. She even nibbled some broccoli after watching all the others chowing down on their florets. What a cutie she is!