Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.


Last week, during one of our every-other-morning medication battles, I heard Bezukhov‘s tail snap.


What's that doing there?

What’s that doing there?

During the struggle, his tail obviously got into a position I did not think it was in & as I moved him towards my chest, I heard the loud crack of it breaking.  I quickly smoothed it down as I could see it sticking out at an alarming angle.  When he had successfully avoided taking the majority of his medicine I put him back in the Manor & hoped the tail damage was not too great.

Over the next few days his tail continued to stick out at strange angles.  Bezukhov would twizzle his bottom & it would stick out sideways.  Then he would have a little preen & it would be put back in place again.  It was also floppy which was particularly noticeable when he was flying as it would hang down.

It must have been hanging by a thread as it finally broke off.  You can see by the photo below that the break was about along the tail, as compared with a previously moulted tail.  Fortunately, his other tail is still fully intact.

Broken tail

Broken tail

I said ‘Sorry‘ to him countless times for breaking his beautiful tail.  Hopefully he does not hold it against me…


3 responses to “Snap!

  1. rosebudgie 17 July 2015 at 09:23

    Being one of the most sensible and intelligent budgies known to the world, Bezukhov would never hold such a thing against you! And he may not show it, but he is doubtless extremely grateful for all the meds you get him. Not to speak of the seed.


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