A Feathery Fairy Tale

titleOneOnce upon a time there was a beautiful little princess who was admired far and wide.two

The tiny princess was adored by her faithful humans, who pampered her and fed her only the choicest seeds and finest millet. But her humans knew that if their beloved little princess was to live a long and healthy life she needed to eat more than just seeds. One day they decided to introduce organic fruits and vegetables into the royal diet.threeThey presented the petite princess with a plump green pea. But Her Royal Highness was not pleased.4aNext, the humans tried to tempt her with a crisp, juicy red apple. But the princess would have none of it.5aHer devoted humans would not be deterred, however. They cajoled her with a crunchy carrot. But the wee princess did not seem interested in the least.sixNext up was a golden ear of sweet corn.

“Sweets for the sweet!”, the humans cried. But the stubborn little princess would not be swayed.

sevenSucculent blueberries fit for a queen were next on the menu. But the royal budgie refused even a taste.eightNext, a beautiful yellow banana picked at the height of ripeness was peeled and offered to the parakeet princess. Alas, it remained untouched.nine Finally, a verdant floret of broccoli was set before the princess.

“Try this, Your Highness! It will make your eyes bright and your plumage glossy!”

tenWhether she found the broccoli intriguing, or the persistence of her humans tiresome, the persnickety princess finally deigned to give the veggie a nibble.elevenAnd wonder of wonders, she liked it! The loyal humans knew that with patience and perseverance their precious princess would feast upon a variety of veggies and fruits. There followed a great rejoicing throughout the realm and the little princess and her loyal humans lived happily and healthily ever after.twelve


doneWell, the new perch I put in yesterday did not last long. Last night I heard a big clunk and this is what I found when I came in to see what happened. The rest of the perch was on the bottom of the cage. Cooper was looking very pleased with herself.

done2That’s two perches in two days! And it’s not like Cooper and Sunny don’t have several wooden toys to chew on. No more dowel perches for these budgies.