A blog about my beautiful budgies.
You looking for trouble?
23 December 2012Posted by on
Well I wasn’t looking for trouble but somehow trouble, in the form of Phineas Fog, has found me!
Phinny has another name – Trouble. With a capital T.
There has been little to no progress on Phineas joining the toyboys in the Manor. He still has no off switch. He is still obsessed with Cagney. If the toyboys are out & Phineas is locked in, the boys choose to sit right by Phineas’s cage. They must like him to want to be near him?
When Phineas is out, the Manor roof is his domain. From there, he can easily monitor the toyboys (Cagney mostly, of course) who tend to retire to the loft area when Phinny is out & about. That said, there is often a lot of flying about by all three of them. Phineas usually chases Cagney & lands wherever Cagney lands, though he still has some difficulty landing on the window perches. Phineas keeps wanting to “chat” to Cagney & literally runs around him so Cagney is almost hemmed in & unable to escape. Phineas also chases Bezukhov. Initially I thought he was chasing him away from the Manor, where Cagney was but then he seems to also chase Bezukhov back to the Manor.
In short, I am still unable to work out how Phinny’s mind works!
Phineas still likes to jiggy-jiggy. When he is in his cage he likes me to put my hand in so he can regurgitate to my thumb & often, after a bit of a tail-wagging dance, leaves a “deposit”. He gives me a certain look when I approach the cage that suggests he would give my hand a welcome. Outside the cage he largely ignores me, but then he has Cagney to fixate on.
He still does not entertain the idea of going back to his own cage by himself so I still have to catch him. As an aside, clever Bezukhov has found that when Phinny is out, it is handy eating the seed in his cage. Eating seed in the Manor can be difficult (if it is open) as Phineas wants to run about & cause mayhem. Many times I have held seed up to Cagney in the loft area so he can get some food inside him.
So, in short (again), Phineas is Trouble!
Phineas however, is also incredibly handsome, despite looking a bit of a mess as he throws himself about & his feathers (particularly tail) are ruffled. He has a very cute sulky look when he does not get his own way. He puffs his cheeks out & if he had a bottom lip I am sure he would stick it out!