We don’t always get the budgies’ photos right on the first shot*. Here are some pics that didn’t make the cut. * Due to the photographer and through no fault of the models, of course.
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This month’s book is The Conditions of Love by Dale M. Kushner.Despite the big blue budgie on the cover, this book was not about a budgie! The Conditions of Love is the story of Eunice, a young girl struggling to find love as she journeys through life.
There is a budgie in the book, Mr. Puccini, a green and yellow bird (unlike the blue budgie on the cover) who teaches Mern, Eunice’s self-centered mother, “simple happiness”. When Mr. Puccini escapes through an open window Mern is devastated (as one would be). Though Mr. Puccini only appears on a few pages, Cooper thought he was the star of this beautifully written, poignant story.
The Japanese. What will they think of next? Kigurumi (Kigu) are animal pajama/onesies. The budgie kigu come in blue and green.So which color will you be ordering?
We all scream for budgie ice cream??Japan’s Torimi cafe is serving up budgie ice cream (other flavors are cockatiel and java sparrow). The ice cream is not made from the birds, but is a combination of what the birds eat and the flavor of the birds. “Parakeet” has a vanilla ice cream base with honey, apple and grains blended in. According to Torimi cafe, “It’s like eating some vanilla ice cream in one hand, and then taking a whiff of a parakeet in your other hand.”The ice cream was so successful, Torimi added ice cream sandwiches to the line. They can only make 20 batches at a time and are having trouble keeping up with demand.Would you like to try budgie ice cream? Photo of Dewey from July 2012.
There are so many amazing and talented birds in the world that Cooper decided to showcase one every month.
This is Groucho, a Yellow-Naped Amazon Parrot. Groucho is a talented singer and has performed on The Tonight Show and the Ellen DeGeneres Show.