Recently, we received a package from Susan and her flock. Inside was this lovely card, with a sticker for each of the birds,1A Sido “mini mi”,s2an adorable cockatiel ring,s3and a shreddable play mat that Sido is happily taking apart.s4We are so very lucky to have such wonderful friends – thank you so much Susan!
Sido and her flock XO

730 days of Alfie

Two years ago we brought our little Alfie home from the animal shelter.

Alfie (7/2/2013)newThey handed him to me in a box. I had no idea what he looked like until I got him home. What a wonderful surprise to find such an adorable budgie!

Alfie (7/2/14)2014Alfie (who narrowly escaped the name “Captain Underpants”) has been such a joy to us over the past two years. His antics always make us laugh, and he’s a sweetheart to boot.

(7/2/15)alfie2015We love you Alfie – happy anniversary!

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Pinkalicious and the Pink Parakeet by Victoria Kann.1Pinkalicious (who loves all things pink) goes on a field trip to an aviary with her class. She hopes to see the rare pink parakeet she has read about in her bird book. When the pink parakeet escapes the aviary, will Pinkalicious be able to use her knowledge to find it and bring it back?2Cooper enjoyed this book – even through she thought it should be about Pinkalicious and the BLUE parakeet. Her favorite part of the book was when the parakeet hitched a ride out of the aviary. She also thought that Pinkalicious’s brother saying he could eat seventeen worms a minute (like an oriole) was funny. If you’re looking for a cute and charming book, like pink and like parakeets, then this is the one for you!

Lorikeets Galore! Galorikeets!

Yesterday I visited the Aquarium of the Pacific with my niece Solera (Lera’s namesake). They had a lorikeet exhibit, because why wouldn’t there be a bird exhibit at an aquarium?lThe aviary was fantastic. I would love to have something like that for the budgies.2You can purchase nectar cups to feed the birds. You can’t pick them up, but if they perch on you, it’s fine. 1The lorikeet enclosure houses five subspecies of Rainbow Lorikeets and two close relatives of Rainbow Lorikeets and the Violet-Necked Lory.3Though it looks like I was only able to get shots of the Green-naped Lorikeet…
If you’re ever in the Long Beach area, I would highly recommend a visit to Lorikeet Forest.

365 days of Felix

One year ago, today, we brought home this little guy.nbFelix is a wonderful little budgie. It took him a while to step up. But now he does so readily. He may or may not give a nip, though. When he’s distracted, I’ve even managed to sneak in a kiss

Felix loves the ladies, but none of the girls have returned his affections. Yet. Who knows what the future holds… He is a very handsome fellow.felix1year