Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is That Quail, Robert by Margaret Stanger.tqrCape Cod, 1962 – on finding an abandoned quail egg, Thomas and Mildred Kienzle bring it home. After washing and disinfecting it, they leave it on a counter as a decoration. Soon, Robert the quail emerges and becomes a cherished member of the family. The book is written by Margaret Stanger, their neighbor and quail sitter.

Robert’s antics and personality make her a local and later, national celebrity. Thousands of people would visit the Kienzle’s to meet Robert. From swallowing one of Mildred’s diamonds to taking a bath in the broccoli and cream sauce at a dinner party, Robert is always entertaining. Cooper thought this book was sweet and charming and thinks that we should adopt a quail or two.  Her favorite part of the book was when Robert proved she was female by laying an egg.

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The Chew Crew

Our budgies love chew logs. Harry takes off the twine and fastens the log to a piece of wood with a screw. This way, it’s stable and more of the birds have access.

Cooperc2OzzieoLera and CoopieclEmmy does her partdsc00260Teamwork!allOzzie and EmmyeoOzzie is a chewing machine.ocThe flock goes through a log pretty quickly (and make a huge mess).messThe beginnings of the mess. I think I swept up at least 5 times that day.

 

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Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Gizmo (right) and Tobias (left)!11026803_1609363402638395_7225756898741375119_nGizmo and Toby live in Western Australia.18299_1599998833574852_2625022684320555212_nGizmo’s favourite toy is his bell, he likes to stick his head up it and wear it like a hat to snooze. If he gets in trouble, he hides his head in the bell thinking if he can’t see me then I can’t see him. We play lots of games with his bell too.10644215_1511742849067118_7623228161216215547_oToby on the other hand loves his mirror. He is a vain little boy and loves nothing more than to sit in front of the mirror talking to himself. He wolf whistles every time I walk into the room which makes me laugh. He & Gizmo are the best of friends.10847817_1596076587300410_3560458690704603625_nGizmo has his own facebook page. You can see more photos and watch videos of Gizmo and Toby here.11182339_1613669968874405_7264021479420541202_n

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A Perfect Perch

A little while ago I bought a platform perch for Emmy. Because her left foot doesn’t have much of a grip, she would have another place to rest. emmyThe perch was a success. So much so, that the budgies have been squabbling over it. So, I bought another one.coop2The perches come with an attached footie toy (I took them off to give the budgies a little more room). coopThe perches are 4 inches by 4 inches (they come in various sizes). You can find the perches at HappyWings on Etsy.

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