Lera joins the flock

Lera recently moved into the big cage.lcageShe loves to hang out on the grapevine perch.loShe’s getting along well with the other budgies. Here she is checking out Ozzie (our little welcome wagon).lo2She even ventured out. Her flying needs work. But then, she only has two fully grown flight feathers.lcHere she is with Cooper.lgymUntil she can keep up with the others, she seems happy to spend time on the play gym.lsleepHer first day with the flock was a busy one. It may have actually been too exciting. The next day she was fluffed up and slept a lot. I was worried she was sick (no more sick budgies!). But I think she was just stressed out from the move. We kept her warm and quiet and she rallied back the next day.lIt’s been fun watching her coming out of her shell to interact with the flock and play with the toys. She even nibbled some broccoli after watching all the others chowing down on their florets. What a cutie she is!

Happy Birthday Ozzie!

1Ozzie turned 2(ish) today. The birthday boy was not into posing with his cupcake. This is the best we could do.2Here is Ozzie with his birthday presents -  a chew thingie and mirror rings. The budgies feasted on lettuce (Ozzie’s favorite).3Except for Emmy – who was more into destroying the lettuce. Good thing Ozzie ate his fill before she started flinging it around the cage.

New Toy(s) – February

Two toys this month – f1The “Cute Little Toy” from Pet Terrific and the “Tropical Lily” from Scooter Z’s. f2Here’s Gordie. None of the birds have played with this toy yet, but I’m sure it’s just a matter of time. It has knots! And bells!f3Here’s Ozzie. This is a toy the boys like to talk to. Especially Alfie. He had a long conversation with it yesterday.

Quarantine is Up! Part Three

Gordie moved into the big cage today.1He seems to be doing pretty well. He’s been keeping to himself, but has been chirping and investigated one of the toys. He sticks to one spot and avoids the other budgies, but I’m hoping they’ll all warm up to each other quickly.2Emmy came out of the cage and bonked into a wall. Eesh. She seems to be doing better flying around, though. It helps to have Ozzie show her how to navigate the room.3Emmy moved to the quarantine cage. Just until I finger tame her. It’s impossible to do in the big cage. Ozzie will visit and sleep there (and show her that stepping up is easy). As soon as Emmy moves back into the big cage, it will be Lera’s turn to meet the budgies. Jeez, we have a lot of budgies!

Quarantine is up! Part Two

Gordie came out of his cage today to meet the budgies face to face.oHere he is with Ozzie (that’s Emmy down below). Ozzie was a little aggressive, so we put him back in the cage.aAt first, Gordie just sat in one spot. Here he is with Alfie.allIt wasn’t too long before he joined the others. Here he is meeting the girls. He seemed perkier being with the budgies – following them around and chirping.pinAll the excitement must have tuckered him out. When we put him back in his cage, he went right to sleep. Of course, growing out all those pinnies takes a lot of energy as well!

Quarantine is up!

We moved Gordie’s cage into the budgies’ room.2Sunny flew over to check out the new guy.1Cooper was next.3Gordie was pretty calm about all these budgies giving him the once over.4The boys (Alfie and Ozzie) finally came over to see what the fuss was about.5Once we’re sure there won’t be any fighting, Gordie will move into the big cage. Hurray!

We Miss You!

The flock really misses Michelle. She went to AZ to visit family and had a freak accident while ice skating, breaking her leg in multiple spots just above the ankle. The budgies were hoping to see her tonight, but she’ll be out for another couple days. Here’s a video of the main flock because I know she would love to see them.