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Monthly Archives: December 2014
23 December 2014Posted by on
Cagney has hurt his foot again.
Yesterday I noticed that he was holding his right foot up. He was limping too. This has happened before & I think it is because his long toenails get caught in something. I continued to observe him & was concerned enough to remove the swing from the Manor & put some padding on the bottom in case he should fall.
He seemed fine in himself & was getting about. He even sat in Phinny’s cage for a little while but as the day progressed he seemed to get a little worse. He had difficulty turning on the perch & could not be bothered to go all the way down to his seed pot. Naturally, I held the seed pot up to him. I decided that a vet visit was in order, if only to confirm it was a simple sprain & nothing sinister.
Today, Cagney visited the vet.
13 December 2014Posted by on
Just 5 days after Cagney debuted his fashionable head fluff, I found Phineas copying his style:
11 December 2014Posted by on
Did you know that budgies can blow bubbles? Phineas can.
He has always been into regurgitating & favours my finger or thumb, on my right hand, of course. A few weeks prior to his recent little break from regurgitating & jiggying due to moulting/breeding/a reason known only to Phinny, the amount of seed regurgitated increased.
Normally, he would leave, at most, a very thin smear of goop on my finger. All seed is gobbled back up by him. During the increased regurgitation, a lot more was left behind:
(Click on photos to enlarge)
It was when there was the increase that I noticed his ability to blow bubbles with the goop. I was impressed to say the least! If you look closely at some of the photos above, you can see the goop is foamy & bubbly.
Since his return to normal form, he has quickly returned to that high level of regurgitating. All the signs are there:
- Lots left on my finger when he has finished,
- The occasional blowing of a goopy bubble,
- Near constant demands for my finger to regurgitate on/to.
I wonder how long this phase will last?