Cooper is definitely our most adventurous budgie. She is extremely curious and into everything. Yesterday she was up to all kinds of mischief.

window1She likes to hang out on the windowsill, which is fine.

window2But she also likes to chip away at the paint. Which is not fine. I didn’t want her ingesting paint chips, so I tried to cover it up. But chewing on tape is also a fun thing to do. No matter how many times I would take her away, she would fly right back. Cooper is very determined. Looks like Harry will have to nail down some wood on those sills.

perchShe also decided the best place to nibble the calcium perch was at the base. She kept going until this happened. Luckily, this is an easy fix.

cb1After that she moved on to the cuttlebone. She worked very hard at taking big chunks out of it to throw on the bottom of the cage.

cb2This was a brand new cuttlebone.

hshirtWhen Harry came home she decided to explore under his shirt. Maybe she was looking for millet…

perch2Our adorable little handful.

Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Indi!

indi1Indi lives in Australia with Lyn.

indi7This handsome little fellow loves attention and will nip at Lyn’s mum’s hand if she is doing something other than giving Indi the attention he deserves. Indi helps with the washing and with bookwork and has learned to say, ” You’re going back to your cage”.

indi9Indi’s favorite foods are carrots, corn, snow peas, broccoli and silverbeet. He loves veggies more than fruit.

indi4Indi loves his oval shaped bell and rope swing, but his favorite toy is the plastic “flower” pictured above.

Pin-Ups and Parakeets

bradshawcrandell                                                     Bradshaw Crandell

bass                                                              Vaughan Bass

gilelvgrin                                                                 Gil Elvgren

albertovargas                                                          Alberto Vargas

mozert                                                              Zoë Mozert

New Toy – April

ntThis is a toy I put together. I bought the vine balls (a budgie favorite) at the bird store – the rest is recycled parts from previous toys. The toy was a big hit. There was even some squabbling over who got to play with it first.

sundewThe lovebirds – Sunny and Dewey.

sunnySunny (who is doing well in the cage with the others – but still isn’t allowed to be in there unsupervised).