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!”

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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!

Happy Birthday Ozzie!

1Ozzie turned 2(ish) today. The birthday boy was not into posing with his cupcake. This is the best we could do.2Here is Ozzie with his birthday presents -  a chew thingie and mirror rings. The budgies feasted on lettuce (Ozzie’s favorite).3Except for Emmy – who was more into destroying the lettuce. Good thing Ozzie ate his fill before she started flinging it around the cage.

Quarantine is Up! Part Three

Gordie moved into the big cage today.1He 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.2Emmy 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.3Emmy 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!

Quarantine is up! Part Two

Gordie came out of his cage today to meet the budgies face to face.oHere he is with Ozzie (that’s Emmy down below). Ozzie was a little aggressive, so we put him back in the cage.aAt first, Gordie just sat in one spot. Here he is with Alfie.allIt wasn’t too long before he joined the others. Here he is meeting the girls. He seemed perkier being with the budgies – following them around and chirping.pinAll the excitement must have tuckered him out. When we put him back in his cage, he went right to sleep. Of course, growing out all those pinnies takes a lot of energy as well!