Meet Charlie!

CharlieCharlie is an Eclectus Parrot who was rescued by Rebecca Blagg, a coordinater of the Safe Haven parrot rescue centre in Nottinghamshire. His former owners had abused him to the point of starvation (he was plucking out his own feathers and eating them to survive). He was in such dire condition, the veterinarian suggested the most humane thing to do would be to put him down. Mrs. Blagg refused to give up on him, and took him home to nurse him back to heath.

Mrs. Blagg knitted him sweaters in several colors to keep him warm. The wing holes are extra large so that they don’t restrict movement.

“The first summer after we had him it was red hot and I thought he was going to melt with his woolly on. I took it off and he started to go bonkers. I put it back on and he just calmed down straight away!”

Charlie is doing well now – and still likes to wear his sweaters.

Fashion Face-Off!


Cooper’s book report

fp1This month’s book is Feathers in the Fry Pan! by Brandy House. This book was in the budgie box sent by Susan – thanks Susan!

Feathers in the Fry Pan tells of the amusing adventures of Tiger, an adorable little green budgie. Tiger was very affectionate and much loved by his family.  He had free reign of the house and was into everything.

fp2This was a cute, but short book (perhaps because Tiger only lived one year). Tiger had some close calls and escaped the house twice. The family’s other bird, a young budgie named Bird, was killed by their dog. While Cooper enjoyed this book, she was disturbed by the untimely ends of Bird and Tiger (budgies need supervision). And she won’t even get into the poor sentence structure and grammatical errors. Although Tiger had a short life, it seemed to be a happy one, and this book certainly depicts the joy of budgie ownership.