Vet Check Up

Cooper and Sunny went to the vet today for Lupron injections. Cooper also had a check up.

Cooper is doing fine – her missing feathers may or may not grow back, but everything else looks good. While she was getting her injection, she got loose and flew around the room. When she was done, she landed on the vet’s head.

After the visit, the budgies had some millet.

Sunny and Cooper took a nap. Here is Sunny right before she fell asleep.

Vet Visit

Lera and Sunny visited the vet today. Lera had 2.5 grams of fluid withdrawn and a Lupron injection. Sunny Side-Up has been an egg laying machine, so she had a Lupron injection as well. Sunny was a little frightened (wings away from her body and panting), but she did a great job. Lera, of course, is an old pro.

Ozzie and Felix were so happy to see them when we came back – lots of preening and feeding. Both girls are doing well. Other than two more follow up visits for Sunny, I’m hoping we can avoid any more vet visits for the rest of the year!

vetSunny waiting for her turn.

Sunny Side Up*

eggSunny has been laying eggs. This is her 6th (we’re currently at 7).
It was 12 days between egg 1 and 2. Then they started coming every other day, with 3 days between the last two. She’s been laying at night or in the wee hours of the morning – and from the perch, so they crack when they hit the cage grate. The egg pictured has a crack on the bottom.sunnysuSunny hasn’t been paying attention to the eggs, which is a good thing. We just take them out when we see them. We’re going to rearrange the cage again (and we’ve been limiting their daylight). Hopefully, there will be no more eggs. It’s been a crazy Spring!

*Thanks to Karon (Bert and Ernie’s  human) for the title/Sunny’s new nickname : ).

1095 days of Sunny

Yet another budgie “joined the flock” anniversary. Well, January is adopt a budgie month…

Three years ago, we brought home this little lemon head. She was for sale on craigslist.

2013nb120142s201515s2016s16Sunny went from a frightened little bird to a sweet, curious budgie. She is crazy about baths, paper towel tubes and exploring little hidey holes. Her current favorite activity is crawling in and under the bird cage cover (when it’s crumpled on a table). Ozzie is her partner in crime and friend with “benefits”. Every once in awhile I’ll find that the bird on my shoulder is Sunny. She is a shining example that you should never give up on finger taming your budgie. It may takes months (and months and months. And months.), especially if you are working with a rehomed or rescue budgie. But there is no feeling quite like winning over the trust of a budgie. Especially when he or she is as wonderful as out little Sunnerbunners.

Happy anniversary Sunny- we love you!