Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Monthly Archives: April 2022

Remembering my boys… on paper

Sometime ago, in 2015, I got a photo book printed with photos of my dearly departed girls, Atilla & Raspy (click here to see that post).  At the time I had plans to do one for Thomas but as time went on, Cagney, Phineas, Bezukhov & Dalai were added to the list.

Finally, I got back to this project & recently got books printed for Thomas, Phineas, Cagney & Bezukhov.  Thomas & Phineas share a book.  Though they were arch rivals in the flirt-fest for Cagney, they successfully shared a cage & looking back at the photos, it was obvious they were good friends.

Naturally, best mates & brothers from different mothers, Cagney & Bezukhov shared a book also.

 

Dalai is still on the list – he may well have a book all to himself that I think he would be pleased with.

 

Remembering Thomas on his adoption day

Thomas came into our home on this day in 2013.  He was so handsome & a wonderful boy.

He loved his vegetables & here is a video of him eating celery:

Always in our thoughts.

rememberingthomas

 

 

Poop bundles

Poop bundles

Poop bundle

Lennie has been producing bundles of poop.

For about a week his poop would build up & at intervals a little bundle of 3 or 4 would drop.  One morning, I noticed that none of his poops had dropped overnight & he had an enormous bundle stuck to his bottom.  He was trying to remove it himself but pecking at it & kicking back at it with his foot was not budging it.  I decided that an intervention was needed.

I prepared what I thought would be needed, cotton wool, warm water, savlon/vaseline.

Poor darling – I had hoped I would be able to prise it off pretty quickly, but it was stuck fast. It needed quite a bit of soaked cotton wool to soften it enough to release it.  It came away in one big bundle.  There was one small piece left behind that needed a bit of extra work.  It was stuck to a feather & I considered getting the scissors to cut it off but fortunately a bit of extra water managed to set it free.

Lennie was a bit put out by the ordeal & needed some time to recover, but the good news is that since then his poop has been falling free.

Lennie eating dried grass

 

First wild seeded grass of 2022

A surprise parcel arrived last week containing a lovely bunch of fresh, seeded grass.

 

I wondered how Perry, Lennie & Moriarty would receive the grass – sometimes, after the long, winter gap, they are initially wary but I have been giving them dried grass so they tucked in without any hesitation.

Many thanks to follower rosebudgie who sent the very welcome parcel!