Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Clouds and Sky!1Clouds and Sky live in New Zealand with Dee.2Clouds thinks he is a very important gentleman and therefore should be treated as such. He does not play, does not shred or climb. He would never debase himself by using his swing but he loves talking to it. In fact, talking and singing are the only ways he interacts with objects. 3His recent moult has turned him into a grumpy old curmudgeon… But we are not fooled: underneath all that snootiness he is really just a cute little bird who hasn’t yet seen his first birthday.

4Sky, on the other side of the spectrum, has all the cuteness and playfulness of the baby he is. He is a very confident little bird, whose joyful spirit and eagerness to bond are being sorely tested by Clouds’ aloofness at the moment. But we are quite confident that his natural happiness will conquer eventually. 5Sky loves nibbling and climbing. His favourite move is getting stuck between the side of the cage and the feeders.

Birthday Budgie

Look who’s two(ish)!birthdayHere he is with his new toy. I put up the divider so he could have some time with it alone. He went in to “destructo” mode right away. The orange bar was gone in no time.f2Felix is currently on meds for avian gastric yeast – so his face feathers are a little yellow at the moment. He seems to be doing much better. Right now he’s enjoying his birthday millet.

Happy birthday Felix – we love you!

In the spotlight – Cooper!

Cooper watches the sunset.sunsetWell, Cooper is always in the spotlight – but that’s what happens when you have your own blog : ). Currently, Cooper is battling budgie bulge. She is fed separately and gets lots of fly time, but she gets the other budgies to feed her. So, more fly time has been added. Cooper hangs out with all the budgies, but likes to fly around with Ozzie and nap with Lera. Cooper is very easy going. Not much seems to faze her. Maybe the cage cover at night. She can be a little nippy when I give her her bedtime kiss (but that doesn’t stop me). She also smells wonderful. If I’m not kissing her, I’m sniffing her. Mmm!

In the spotlight – Harvey!

harvsHarvey is sweet and stubborn (and camera shy). He will let us pet his tummy, but only if he’s on the top perch. And forget about stepping up. I’ve tried a wooden perch, millet, everything! He just won’t do it. But I know we’ll get there soon. The little light bulb just hasn’t gone off yet.
In other Harvey news, he loves his dice. And Lera, of course. Like the other budgies, he enjoys his veggies, but fruit – not so much. We’re keeping an eye on his beak (he’s missing a portion of his lower beak) to make sure it doesn’t become a problem. Harvey is very vocal at bedtime. I like to think he’s singing lullabies and telling bedtime stories to the flock.