Odds and Ends

I didn’t have time to work on a post for today, so here’s a little video of Sunny (kind of) playing with the rings. She was weaving in and out of them until she saw the camera…

And here’s a photo of the flock. Ozzie and Felix are jockeying for position. Emmy kept hiding behind the play gym. Harvey wouldn’t face the camera and Alfie was falling asleep. This was the best we could do. Hopefully one day I’ll get a nice, clear shot of them all together. 

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 Lera had 2.5 grams of fluid withdrawn and a Lupron injection.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 : ).