Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Pip!

Pip lives in Australia with Kirsty.

Pip loves fruit and gum leaves (he makes a chattering sound when I put them in his cage – like he’s excited).

Pip loves his swing. He jumps on the side of his cage, turns to grab the swing, jumps on it then goes lol sometimes hanging upside-down. He sleeps on it too.

He also loves music and chatting all day.

You can see more photos (and videos, too) of Pip on his facebook page, here.

Budgies on TV

Better Call Saul

Chicanery (Season 3, Episode 5)

In this episode Jimmy and Kim face Chuck in court. But who cares?! it’s all about the budgies! Jimmy visits veterinarian Dr Caldera, hoping he knows someone with a “light touch” who can help him out. The budgies appear for only seconds, but are sure to become fan favorites.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is My Name Is Pipsqueak! What’s Your Name? My True Story as told by Pipsqueak! the budgie and Cheri McAleese.

This is the story (so far) of Pipsqueak! the budgie. Pipsqueak! begins his story with his days at the pet store. He is brought home by Mommy, becomes a fantastic talker, plays games, performs tricks and brightens the lives of all who meet him. The book is told in Pipsqueak!’s voice and does a great job portraying how life looks from the budgie point of view. The appendix at the end has some great tips on how to care for (feeding, training, dealing with the occasional budgie nip) and bond with your budgie.

Cooper enjoyed this book. She thought Pipsqueak! is a terrific ambassador and spokesbird for budgies. She agrees with Pipsqueak! that budgies are brilliant birds and are capable of speaking in context (not just mimicry). Cooper’s favorite part of the book was when Pipsqueak! did loop the loops, as she is an expert at loop the loops, too.