The Perch

Last month we visited family in Arizona. While there, we went to The Perch Pub and Brewery in Chandler. Besides serving food and having 30 beers on tap (Harry loves beer), The Perch houses over 50 rescue birds on their grounds.

The lovebirdslovebirdsI fell in love with this Indian Ringneck Parakeet.irThis Blue and Gold Macaw wants out!macawSome beer for Harry…beerAnd on to the budgies!budgiesbudgies2Budgie and canarybfinchBudgies, cockatiel and dovebfdcThis looks like the work of a naughty budgie…naughtyWe enjoyed our time at The Perch. If you’re ever in the area, I highly recommend that you  stop by for a brew and say, “Hello” to the birds!warningBut make sure to keep an eye on your kids.

Budgie Buy

Susan brought these cute little toys to my attention. What child (or adult) wouldn’t want one of these as a holiday gift? The birds come single or with a cage and they can chirp, sing and repeat phrases. Best of all – no poop!llpOf course I had to get one. cllpCooper checks out the competition…

They require 2 AAA batteries. Collect them all!

Introducing Harvey!

10Meet the newest member of the flock! I think we needed something positive to focus on after we lost Gordie, so we decided to adopt a new little one. Gordie definitely inspired us to provide a loving home for unwanted budgies. I wish we could take them all in…

Harry found him on Craigslist*. We’re not sure how old he is (the previous owner said they had him for 6 months and that they had purchased him from Petco). He isn’t banded and his wings are grown out, so who knows? His cage looked like it had never been cleaned (ugh), so we loaded him up in our quarantine cage and spirited him away.

Harvey is very nervous when we approach the cage and flips out when we put our hands in to change out his food and his water. Another taming challenge! He’s been calling to the other birds and I can’t wait for them to meet him. It’s nice to know another lonely bird will have a flock, and I’m glad the other budgies will soon have a new friend. Perhaps Cooper will take a shine to him…

*Harvey was the first budgie (not from a breeder) that was available on our Craigslist search. I think we are fated to have blue birds!

Budgie Care Package

Look what arrived in the mail!1A package filled with treats and toys for the budgies from my wonderful niece Surena and her equally wonderful fiancé RK!3Here is Alfie with the disco bell. Alfie loves his bells! This is a favorite of the boys (who love chatting up their reflections in shiny surfaces).2Here is Lera with the hypno wheel. She was playing with it, but every time she saw the camera, she would turn around and pose.cThe seed sticks were a big hit as were the dried greens. Above – Cooper. Below – Sunny.sThey started squabbling over the sticks, so I put them at the bottom of the cage where they could all snack together.aHere is Alfie again (with the ever present food on his face). Alfie is always first on the scene when food enters the cage.

The budgies loved their gifts! The flock has been a little quiet since Gordie left, so the care package was definitely a welcome surprise. Thank you so much Surena and RK!

XOXO,

the budgies