730 Days of Felix

Two years ago, we brought home a pale blue budgie (we found him on Craigslist).
(2014)2014(2015)2015(today)fel2016Felix is such a handsome boy. He adores Lera and is her little shadow. He still makes time to mate with Cooper, though -he’s definitely a ladies’ man. Felix still nips on occasion, but he’s more accepting of kisses. He loves bath time and the spritzer, and is usually the first one out of the cage when the door opens. He’s a good budgie (aside from the occasional sparring with Ozzie) and we love him. Happy anniversary Felix!

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Budgies on TV

I Love Lucyill1Little Ricky Gets A Dog: Season 6 (episode 14).Ill2Little Ricky has lots of pets. Turtles Tommy and Jimmy, Hopalong the frog, goldfish Mildred and Charles, and the stars of the episode – parakeets Alice and Phil. When Little Ricky brings home a puppy, the Ricardos try to tell him they can’t keep it. But the puppy is just too cute to give up. Unfortunately, little Fred is also too noisy. His barking is disruptive, so he must go. Unable to get rid of the pup, Lucy tries to hide him from landlord Fred and a grouchy new tenant. Hilarity ensues.

Full episode here.

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Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Birdology by Sy Montgomery.birdologyIn Birdology, author and naturalist Sy Montgomery shines a light on the bird world. The book is divided into segments: chickens, cassowaries, hummingbirds, hawks, pigeons, parrots and crows. Montgomery combines science and storytelling in a way that makes for an entertaining read. Birdology not only shows us what fascinating creatures birds are, but reminds us how important they are to our world.

Cooper loved this book. She thought the author accurately portrayed the emotions, intelligence and abilities of her feathered friends. Her favorite part of the book was Montgomery’s green budgie, Jerry. He makes an appearance in the introduction. “Among the many things he showed me was that birds stir our souls in ways that change our lives.” Cooper thinks the author should have included a chapter about budgies. But maybe it would have been too difficult to cram the wonder of budgies into just one chapter. Surely, it would take an entire book for that. Budgieology

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