A blog about my beautiful budgies.
Monthly Archives: March 2017
30 March 2017Posted by on
It was not that long ago (December/January) when Dalai had a problem with uneven wings, due to moulting out some flight feathers. Less than two months later he is going through another moult which has been going on for several weeks. He only needs to have a shake & feathers fall off him. Now he has pin feathers on his head. He has been quite grumpy.
26 March 2017Posted by on
As previously posted, Perry & Lennie had found the way to come out. Over the following days I noticed they had some difficulty in using the small doorway of the quarantine cage. That particular cage has doors that slide upwards. Being a hoarder (!) I remembered I kept the little doors from the old Ferplast. I used one of these to fashion a small landing platform. I prized open the hooks enough to slide through the bars & used a rope perch to balance it on, held firm with some paper rope. It seemed to work well…..
Interestingly, if Perry came out without Lennie noticing (he may have been chewing on a toy or something), then Lennie seemed to not know how to then come out. After this happened a few times, I noticed that when on the threshold of the doorway, Perry would wait until Lennie was paying attention, & then fly out, knowing that Lennie would follow him. Smart or what?
19 March 2017Posted by on
Some time ago, I posted that I had made the inner pillow for Cagney’s remains (click here for that post). I am pleased to say that I have finally completed the outer sleeve. I am not sure why it took so long but I do know that I dithered over which pictures to use of him. As with the others, I have incorporated some soft velvet, in the form of a little star. He sits with Atilla, Raspy, Thomas & Phineas (outer cover to do), in all his glorious colour.
I like to think of them all together over by rainbow bridge.
16 March 2017Posted by on
Sperry Perry & Lennie Dennie are the latest members of the Salt Lick Fan Club:
14 March 2017Posted by on
Has it really only been one year since Dalai joined us?
Dalai came into our home on the 14th March 2016. He was, we believe, around 5 months old at the time, putting his birthday (or hatchday) at sometime in October. As we do not know the exact date that he came into this world, we celebrate the date he came into our lives.
I feel like Dalai has been here for much longer than one year. I guess it is partly because there have been so many changes. Dalai is independent & strong-minded & has coped with all that has happened, from initially being a newbie himself, losing his friend Phineas, dealing with Bezukhov when he was sick, & now having two new blue boys on the block.
Happy adoption-day, darling Dalai.
We love you lots!
12 March 2017Posted by on
Just like last year, this January we had some snow. It was not much & what there was melted quickly. It was Perry & Lennie’s first experience of snow & they went over to the window perches to investigate, as did Bezukhov.
9 March 2017Posted by on
If this isn’t an evil stink eye, I don’t know what is…..