Movie Review

This month’s movie is A Stork’s Journey.

Richard is a sparrow who is adopted by storks when his mother and father meet an untimely end. When the storks migrate to Africa, they leave Richard behind. With his new friends, Olga the owl and Kiki, the budgie, Richard heads south to rejoin his family.

But who cares! It’s all about Kiki! Kiki is a pudgy, disco loving budgie who dreams of becoming a singing sensation at the San Remo music festival. Kiki derails the trio’s journey to Africa to attend the festival, and is crushed when another budgie is singing his signature song.

In the end, Kiki overcomes his fear of flying and realizes how important true friendship is. Oh, and Richard finds and is accepted by his stork family in Africa.
Cooper thinks this movie would have been better if Kiki had been the star. She was happy that he escaped his small cage and found true friendship. She also enjoyed seeing different bird characters (pigeons, crows), but liked the blue budgie the best.

Cooper’s Book Report

This month’s book is Little Budgie’s Done A Fudgie, by Simon Harris.

Mummy Budgie decides it’s time for Little Budgie to give up his nappy and use the potty. But potty training is tricky. Will Little Budgie get the hang of it?

Cooper thought this book was funny. She loved the brightly colored illustrations (by Sethmyr Eslit). She liked that Mummy Budgie was so encouraging and that Little Budgie got a reward (special seed) for going in the potty. She thinks this is a great book for little ones who are potty training.

Special thanks go to Kelle and John who sent this book for Cooper to review.

Cooper’s Cuties

Meet Zippy!

Zippy lives in California with Mr. Man.

Zippy is a male Budgerigar who was adopted on November 10, 2017 at the age of three months. Zippy’s owner is a semi-retired marketing professional currently involved in the creative development for several series of large painted acrylic canvases. He is interested in learning about Mister Zippy’s enhanced ultraviolet tetrachromatic color vision as a means to expand his own current palette.

We are great pets to have. My owner knew I would be messy, but he never expected me to be such a unique and precious creature. He has learned a lot about me from reading ornithology textbooks and various written accounts of bird ownership. We budgies are very different from any other pets and have unique ways of sharing our love or or showing our unhappiness, but we tend to be very happy most of the time, chirping and making all manner of sounds.

Mister Zippy has his own blog. You can follow his adventures at