New Toy – March

This month’s toy is “do it yourself”!footieI took apart a kabob (or marshmallows, as we call them), and used some leather cord and plastic beads (leftovers from past toys) and strung them together to make footie toys. Instead of one toy that the budgies fight over, I have several footie toys. Everyone gets their own! coopsThey still squabble over the same one though. Sigh.oztoyOzzie’s birthday toy finally arrived in the mail. It’s the “small jellyfish” by Lucky Bird Toys.

Harvey meets the flock

We moved Harvey’s cage into the birdroom (might as well just start calling my office this) on Saturday. He’s not stepping up yet, but is close. As soon as he does, he’ll move into the big cage.

Cooper met Harvey first (she’s the calmest of the budgies). We let her visit him when he was in the living room. It wasn’t a love match, but she did let him feed her.c1Meeting Sunny. Two little lemon heads.sOzzie and Cooper.choAlfie wasn’t that interested in Harvey. But he was interested in Harvey’s shiny bell.alfieEmmy had fun playing with the cage handle. It makes such a lovely racket when you repeatedly pick it up and drop it.emLooks like Harvey is ready to come out!
harCan’t wait until they’re all together : ).

365 days of Emmy

One year ago today we brought home this adorable budgie. nb2We found her on Craigslist. She was a bundle of energy. Lots of climbing of the cage walls, rolling around on the bottom of the cage, twisting and turning upside down – a little acrobat. Unfortunately, she was also terrified of us and would flip out whenever we got near her. It took months to get her used to my hand being in the cage. And even longer to get her to step up. Today she will step up, but will hop off if we move our hands. We’ve only managed to get her out of the cage on our fingers on a few occasions. She’s still a work in progress…e1Emmy is our biggest budgie (I think she has some English budgie in her). She’s so soft and fluffy. I love her whipped cream tummy and the fact that she has one white cheek. She’s also a funny little nut. Except at bedtime, when she chases the other budgies. We’re not sure if she’s afraid of the dark, or just wants to be rightnext to the other budgies. e2Here she is with her boyfriend Ozzie (Emmers and Ozzers) – who puts up with her shenanigans.

Happy Anniversary Emmy – we love you!