Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Monthly Archives: January 2020

Remembering Thomas: Six years on

Six years ago today, our beautiful Thomas made his way to rainbow bridge.


Still in our thoughts & still missed.



2019 review – Countries

During 2019, this blog has been viewed by 74 countries.  I have listed them all here, to celebrate shared interests across the globe.

The highest number of views were from the USA & the UK, followed by Canada, then Australia.

We then have:


Not forgetting:

Latvia, Macedonia, Finland, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Lebanon, Bangladesh, Croatia, Taiwan, Egypt, Thailand, Brazil, Macau SAR China, Palestinian Territories, Iraq, Cayman Islands, Georgia, Ukraine, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Russia, Mauritius, Malta, Kuwait, Colombia, Indonesia, Tanzania, Costa Rica, South Korea, Belgium, Trinidad & Tobago, Austria, Nigeria, Nicaragua, Uruguay, Chile, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Morocco, American Samoa


I hope all these visitors, from all these nations, enjoyed looking at this birdie blog.  No doubt some visitors were accidental, especially when looking at the random search terms (consequence of writing about Phinny & his randiness!) but maybe they appreciated the photos & stories anyway! Hopefully, the love of our feathery companions continues to be shared worldwide. 🙂

Lennie, Perry & Dalai



2019 review – TOP POSTS

So, 2020 is here.  Now is a good time to reflect on the popular posts of the last year.  For starters, here are the top 5 posts that got the most views in 2019:

  1. Cagney & his amazing pin feathers (November
  2. Two weeks in the life of a blood feather (May
  3. Returning to normal…. (November
  4. RBS – Randy Budgie Syndrome (
  5. Unfeathered forehead (June 2013)


The top spot has been retained by Cagney.  Randy Phinny has dropped from number 2 position to number 4.  The three new entries all have links to feathers and moults so this theme continues to be a hot topic in the world of budgies, supporting the continued reign of Cagney’s & his amazing pin feathers.

What will happen in 2020?  And what posts will attract most viewers?



2019 review – A Quiet Year

2019 was a quiet year for us.  No major dramas.  No major upsets.  Life naturally has its ups & downs, as this blog can attest to, so we are grateful for a year where we could roll along in a low-key manner & make the most of the relative calm.

That said (!) this is a blog about budgies, so there HAS to be some drama!

Lennie, Perry & Dalai


We have had various health issues to deal with.  Moults continue to bring Dalai, Perry & Lennie down in varying degrees but fortunately are only temporary & they bounce back ready for the next one.   Dalai is flying again having suffered with losing key flight feathers.  Lennie still struggles with flying as he had not quite recovered from one moult before losing more flights on the subsequent moult.

Unfortunately, in 2019 we discovered that Perry has a lump that still grows.  For now, he is coping fine.

They all get along well & spend the day mooching between the two cages.  At bedtime, Dalai still prefers to be alone which makes sense as he tends to want to hunker down about 4 hours before Perry & Lennie!


So, as usual, we are muddling along but still chirping away!

Wishing you all a very happy & healthy New Year.