Ozzie, Alfie and Sido were all adopted from our local rescues and Sunny, Emmy, Gordie, Lera, Felix and Harvey are all rehomed (Craigslist). They have brought so much joy and love into our lives.
If you are thinking of adding a bird to your family, please consider adopting. These birds have so much to give and deserve a second chance at a loving, forever home.
She is a good budgie friend to the flock (most of the time). Now that Sunny is not flying, she will join her in running around the bird room floor. When Sunny goes to bed in her condo, Cooper always flies over to see her (whether it’s to check that she’s all right or to make sure Sunny isn’t getting a special treat, we can only guess).
Cooper is our little star and she always keeps things interesting.
Felix pals around with Ozzie (when Ozzie isn’t chasing him away from the females). He loves sinking his beak into balsa and shredding the marshmallows. He feels right at home in Sido’s cage (when she’s not in it). Felix is a very fast flyer – and is usually the first one out of the cage. We love our little Felix – even when he is nippy.
Emmy is the most playful of the flock. She can be very loud. If it’s time for seeds or mash, you will know by her chirps. She will also call out to Sido if Sido is in the living room.
Emmy enjoys: being with Ozzie, making a mess with her mash and taking naps on the platform perch. She is the softest, fluffiest little pookie and puts up with constant kisses.
She also likes to hang out with Harry on the couch, or take a nap on my lap. She is our little darling.
We noticed that Sunny had been having difficulty flying in 2018, so we took her to the vet a couple times to have her checked out. She was put on pain meds, but she still wasn’t flying. She had an x-ray and no broken bones were found – so we think she may have arthritis.
She does not seem to be in pain, and gets around the cage easily (she is a pro at climbing). However, the budgies’ flight cage is large and it is quite a fall from the top perches (where everybirdie wants to be). We bought ladders and more perches and arranged them very close together so she could hop from one to another. Yet, she would still occasionally fall. So, now Sunny has her very own cage. She visits the girls in the big cage, and gets time to run around on the floor, but now we can breathe a little more easily that she won’t fall and hurt herself.
Aside from the not-flying Sunny is the picture of health. Here she is ringing in the new year in her new cage. We call it Sunny’s condo. She has just started taking little naps on the bottom of the cage. A habit I think she picked up from Emmy.
Sido and the budgies also enjoyed some Christmas millet. It was a lovely holiday.
*The flock wanted me to be sure to thank friends Kelle and John for the marshmallows and Christmas toy. xoxo