A blog about my beautiful budgies.
20 July 2014Posted by on
It seems that even Tweety-Pie rejects Phineas…..
Cagney does not return Phinny’s affections… apart from rare occasions. Bezukhov gets annoyed with Phinny’s jealousy of his & Cagney’s friendship. Now it seems Tweety-Pie has had enough of Phinny’s attention & decided to avoid him by swivelling so he was face down. Tweety-Pie could not have given a more obvious sign of his weariness!
Phinny expressed his disappointment by having a tantrum.
19 July 2014Posted by on
Since I last reported on the delivery of wild grass, there have been a further five deliveries!
Phineas received two of the parcels, Cagney two of them & the other parcel was addressed to them all.
Cagney’s parcels were addressed to ‘C Popular’. He certainly was very popular on those days when it came to handing out the grass he had received! I am assuming his title on one of the parcels of “Rt Hon” is in reference to his popularity, i.e., it is right that he is popular & he has become honorable through his popularity…
One of the other parcels was addressed to ‘The Very Revd Phineas’. This was not a complete surprise as he had been addressed as ‘Rev’ before, but he had clearly become more holy with the addition of ‘Very’. Intriguingly, it was ‘President Marshall’ who had sent Phineas the grass. I knew of Sausage Marshall’s President status but was surprised to see him brazenly using it as a return address on the parcel. However, I suspect he did this to ensure the grass was delivered in double-quick time so it was as fresh as possible. It worked.
The last parcel to mention, was also delivered to Phineas but address to ‘Sir A Phineas’. I assume A is for ‘Adorable’. Or is it Annoying? Either way, the parcel added to the confusion of how to correctly address Phineas. Which is correct, Revd or Sir? Perhaps they both are.
They have certainly enjoyed tucking into the grass!
Thank you, rosebudgie & the Sharing Sausages!
17 July 2014Posted by on
The boys like a misting on a hot day. Usually I give Cagney & Bezukhov a misting first, whilst Phineas is still locked up, so they can proceed without interruption. When they are finished, I let Phineas out & he has his turn.
I managed to film them recently, having a misting with some celery leaves.
Cagney & Bezukhov:
15 July 2014Posted by on
Millet is supposed to be fattening so I do not feed it to the boys very often. It is reserved for special occasions. The toyboys celebrated their birthdays recently: Cagney’s on the 23rd June & Bezukhov’s on the 27th June. I got out the millet!
Here are some photos of them having a joint millet party:
I put out 4 separate pieces of millet so there would be one each & a spare. However, Phineas had to eat the same one that Cagney was eating:
6 July 2014Posted by on
Following on from my previous update on Bezukhov & his Missing Poop, the results are now in.
- No parasites or worm eggs present,
- No Campylobacter,
- No Salmonella, and
- No Chlamydia. However, Chlamydia psittaci is apparently notoriously difficult to isolate hence collecting poop over several days to try to catch it, so the negative result could therefore be inaccurate if it was not shed during those collection days.
We agreed to continue monitoring Bezukhov & hope that the medication he previously had & the continued regular intake of Calcivet will keep his ‘episodes’ at bay.
28 June 2014Posted by on
Following on from my previous update on Bezukhov & his ‘Episodes’, there is good news & bad news.
The bad news is that a week after I dropped off the poop sample, I rang the Vet asking where the results were & after being put on hold for some time, they finally told me the sample pot never got to the laboratory.
They apologised profusely. These things happen. Fortunately, Bezukhov’s health problem is not critical so, in this instance, no harm is done. I needed to provide the 3-day sample again, but also needed to pick up another sample pot, which I did on Friday, 20th June.
The good news is that since my previous update, Bezukhov has not had another ‘episode’, to my knowledge.
The second sample pot was given to the vet yesterday, so we now await the results…. again.
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Will the worry the Toyboys & Phineas give me, ever end??
Today, Cagney vomited.
Once would be fine as this could be due to a number of minor reasons. My first thought was a stuck seed that needed dislodging with a bit of help from contorting the body & elongating the throat.
However, this happened about 3 times. Each time the seed was quite dry – I did not see much, if any liquid/mucus.
There were other warning bells alongside this. Cagney had been sleepy, almost lethargic, most of the afternoon. He was also quiet & was not chirping or grumbling. They had broccoli today – first time in over a week – & Cagney did not have any, even when it was offered by hand. He also refused pellets. The thing that finally made me decide a vet visit was necessary was the thought that I could actually catch him & put him in the travel cage. That surely meant this was not a minor thing & required some expert advice.
Ms Exotic Hospital Vet (EHV), who has been treating Bezukhov, was not available for another two days, so I decided to go to Mr Exotic Vet (EV) who had last treated Thomas. His evening appointments were fully booked but they managed to squeeze me in, given the worrying symptoms Cagney was displaying.
As predicted, I caught Cagney in no time (he seemed quite weak) & put him into the freshly prepared travel cage. He was initially most put out & I guess, surprised too. Phineas was the first to fly over. I think Phinny’s prowling of the top of the travel cage put Bezukhov off visiting, so he shouted across to Cagney from the Manor.
Fortunately, Cagney was only in the travel cage for about half an hour before we had to go out. I did worry that Phineas expected to come with us & had visions of me walking down the road carrying Cagney in the travel cage, with Phineas, still monitoring, on the top….
Of course this did not happen, but as I took Cagney out of the room, I looked back & saw a very confused Phineas & a very confused Bezukhov. Cagney has always been in the middle of them. No wonder they were confused.
At the vet’s, Cagney lived up to his ‘Mr Popular’ nickname. Read more of this post