We don’t always get Cooper’s 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 model, of course.
Our friends Kelle and John recently made a trip to San Diego, and they brought all sorts of toys for the flock.
Sido wasn’t sure about the straw toy at first…
Getting closer…She finally got close enough to test it out. Cooper couldn’t wait until Sido was out of her cage to play with it.
Ozzie found his happy place.Sunny with the broom toy.
Harvey with the jangly bell toy. This will be fun to sing to (He usually sings to the perch caps).
Emmy with the balsa wood toy (which was very popular).And everybirdies’ favorite – marshmallows! I usually split them up so that they can share (ha ha) more easily. Sunny says, “Back off”.
Felix likes the marshmallows, the camera – not so much.Ozzie being photogenic.Of course, the toys were a big hit with the birds. As Cooper says, “You can never have too many toys”. Many thanks to Kelle and John for being such wonderful friends to both us and the flock. We love you! XOXO
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Budgie carry all pouch from World Parrot Trust
Bluebell budgie scarf by Lindsay and Yoshi
Budgie running shoes from Top Finest Products
Between her blog and keeping the flock in line, Cooper is a busy budgie. She is usually one of the first to hop on her swing at bedtime. She loves any toy she can shred, and balsa is the new favorite. We can’t have cuttlebones, as Cooper will quickly tear them apart (the birds get their calcium through other sources).
Cooper is a brave budgie, and is very inquisitive. She loves to sing quietly along to music. She prefers to bathe around the edges of her tub, rather than jumping in. Harvey and Felix are her sweethearts, and we have to watch them closely when they’re all together. We don’t want another eggbinding episode.
Cooper is our little diva, she’s our OG and just when we think we couldn’t love her anymore… we do!
Harvey has come such a long way since we brought him home. It took foreeeeever to finger tame him. But he did it! Even though he won’t stay on a finger very long… Harvey loves to pal around with his bros, Felix and Ozzie. He is very active and never in one place very long.
I call Harvey “our little hormone”. He just wants to be with the ladies. Here he is staring at Sunny. He woos both Sunny and Cooper. He tries to flirt with Emmy, but Ozzie will chase him away. Lately he’s been chatting up Sido. Sigh.
Harvey is slowly getting to be more comfortable with his humans. I’ve even managed a few very brief belly kisses at bedtime. Patience with budgies definitely pays off : ).
Emmy is still our “baby” (even though she’s the largest of our budgies). She can still be skittish, and is a complete homebody. She likes to hide behind the play gym when she comes out of the cage. But she is finger tame and every once in awhile she’ll hang out on our shoulders.
Emmy enjoys taking a bath. She sometimes naps lying down on the top of Sido’s cage, or on the bottom of her cage – which is both odd and adorable.Emmy lets me know when it’s time for the budgies to get their evening seed (they have mash in the morning and pellets all day). She and Ozzie are still a couple and she enjoys supervised visits with him (we don’t want any more egg issues). Emmy is our little darling, and has the softest, most kissable whipped cream belly.
Beloved Ozzie, friend to all. I think he is our most vocal budgie. He answers me when I talk to him (in budgie, of course). He’s the only one who will do this. He loves to nibble, especially on Sido’s rope perch. So I need to keep an eye on him when he’s in there (the budgies are only allowed in Sido’s cage when she isn’t there). Romaine lettuce remains a favorite. And he is still in love with Emmy.
I think Ozzie is the most photogenic of the budgies. He has so many expressions! Here he is looking cuter than ever. Love you Ozzie!