Sunny 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.Sunny 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 : ).
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.
2013201420152016Sunny 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.
She really is a little ray of sunshine. Our Sunnerbunners is the sweetest little budgie. She’s come such a long way since we first brought her home. It took a loooong time for her to trust us enough to step up. When she’s out of the cage, it’s rare for her to step up – unless she’s on the far right side on top. Then it’s okay : ). Sunny loves to throw things off the top of the cage. I have to be careful what I put there, or a seed or water dish will be upended. And she LOVES her bath. She rolls around like a little puppy. Video of that soon to come!
Two years ago today we brought home our sweet Sunny.She has come such a long way. With patience and time (lots and lots of time) we won her trust. She steps up (most of the time), will give a kiss and is quite the adventuress. Here’s a video I took today of Sunny in action.
Look what Cooper and Sunny did! They were under the shade (it wasn’t all the way up) trying to make a break for it. Yikes! Looks like I’m going to have to keep the windows closed unless I can watch them every single second. Sigh.