2014 Review – Weird poses & funny faces

Here is the 2014 review of weird poses & funny faces.  You will see there is little difference between the last 12 months & the 2013 review.

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2014 Review – FAILURES

During 2013 I had a number of Failures when attempting to photograph the boys.  Since then, my photography skills have not improved!  The slideshow below is conclusive evidence that the photographer’s well-known saying ‘never work with anything feathery‘, is true….. [actually, I made that saying up].

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To be honest, there were many more photos I could have added to the slideshow but when viewing some, I recall loudly saying ‘Doh!’ & then hitting the delete button!

2014 Review – Search Terms

A review of the search terms that have brought people to this blog was originally done at the beginning of the year, covering the previous 500 posts.  This post takes a look at the various search terms during 2014.

As before, the most common searches are typically about budgies, moults, trill toppers, cages (Ferplast), budgie noises & budgie health issues.

Interestingly, the top search was for the “ferplast piano 7” cage.

There are many one-off searches.  I have categorised them:

  • Understandable but intriguing – Would like further information from the searcher.
  • Definitely was not looking for a birdie blog – Pretty sure the searcher was NOT looking for a blog like this one!
  • Eh?!

  • Understandable but intriguing

why does my budgien cluck
budgie squeaking noise
budgie shivering
how to make a small pillow with my budgie feathers
budgie making quacking sounds
why do budgies regurgitate a stringy material between one another?
budgie making noise like squeaky toy
my budgie clucks

  • Definitely was not looking for a birdie blog

toyboy wanted bath
toyboys in shower
pooping after hunger strike
blue angel x-rated

  • Eh?!

twitter two handfuls of corn
i have a competion
atilla gıda sleeve
potato raspy


In conclusion, I shall carry on writing about the Toyboys & perhaps introduce a potato at some point. 😀

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble

All the bubbles that Phineas has been blowing recently has put the following words from Shakespeare’s Macbeth in my mind:

Double, double toil and trouble

In my head the witches chant now goes something like this:

Bubble, bubble toil and trouble;
Head bop, and beak that bubbles.
Leaf of spinach and finger of vet,
Shredded broccoli and red millet,
De-hulled oats and stalk of celery,
Egg boiled hard and seed of canary,
In the crop, churn and toss,
A bob of head and foamy froth,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

(Apologies to Mr Shakespeare!)

And here, a special treat for you all, is a video of Phineas blowing a bubble or two.  (The first bubble appears at around 42 seconds in).

For reference, here are the original, inspiring words of Shakespeare:

Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and cauldron bubble.

Second Witch
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the cauldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt and toe of frog,
Wool of bat and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg and howlet’s wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.

2014 Review – TOP POSTS

The year 2015 is here.  It is now time to reflect on the last 12 months.  For starters, here are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2014:

    1. The ABC’s of budgie noises (

    2. RBS – Randy Budgie Syndrome (

    3. *** 500th post!!! *** (

    4. A Beautiful Blue Angel (

    5. Guest Post: How to avoid taking your medicine (October 2014)


Happy New Year to you all. 🙂