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 : ).
Cooper 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 recently moved into the big cage.She loves to hang out on the grapevine perch.She’s getting along well with the other budgies. Here she is checking out Ozzie (our little welcome wagon).She even ventured out. Her flying needs work. But then, she only has two fully grown flight feathers.Here she is with Cooper.Until she can keep up with the others, she seems happy to spend time on the play gym.Her 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.It’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!
Ozzie turned 2(ish) today. The birthday boy was not into posing with his cupcake. This is the best we could do.Here is Ozzie with his birthday presents - a chew thingie and mirror rings. The budgies feasted on lettuce (Ozzie’s favorite).Except for Emmy – who was more into destroying the lettuce. Good thing Ozzie ate his fill before she started flinging it around the cage.
Gordie moved into the big cage today.He seems to be doing pretty well. He’s been keeping to himself, but has been chirping and investigated one of the toys. He sticks to one spot and avoids the other budgies, but I’m hoping they’ll all warm up to each other quickly.Emmy came out of the cage and bonked into a wall. Eesh. She seems to be doing better flying around, though. It helps to have Ozzie show her how to navigate the room.Emmy moved to the quarantine cage. Just until I finger tame her. It’s impossible to do in the big cage. Ozzie will visit and sleep there (and show her that stepping up is easy). As soon as Emmy moves back into the big cage, it will be Lera’s turn to meet the budgies. Jeez, we have a lot of budgies!