Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Atilla

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.

 

Bye, Bye, Dustbuster

The day had to come.  It could not be avoided.  My trusty & loyal handheld vacuum cleaner stopped working.

Dustbuster

 

For those in bird-keeping circles, you will know the importance of having a handy & quick way of hoovering up seed, husks, feathers, poop & dander!  Not to mention remains of chewing sessions on various materials.

So, bye-bye to my dustbuster that I purchased in 2011.  It had faithfully cleaned up after all birds on this blog: Atilla, Raspy, Cagney, Bezukhov, Phineas, Thomas, Dalai, Perry, Lennie & Moriarty.

 

It has already been replaced by a newer model that I hope will also give many years of service.

 

A Helping Hand

Perry’s lack of flying (partly physical & partly, I suspect, laziness!) means he appreciates a helping hand to get around.  Since Moriarty’s arrival, Perry has been increasingly keen to be out & about.  To aid in this, I resurrected the Hand Navigation System (HNS), originally developed by Atilla.

There is a glaring difference in their ways of using the HNS.  Atilla was firm & decisive, whereas Perry is less so.  With Perry, there is a lot of changing of mind/direction & a lot of me asking, “Where do you want to go, Perry? Here? There? Nowhere?”  Despite the different styles, the system still works well.

The major route is out of Moriarty’s cage to Moriarty’s old cage (Ferplast Canto) & locations in the vicinity, like the curtains & the back of the chair.  Sometimes, Perry may even set foot on the window perch. He will also join Moriarty on top of the cages.

I have thought of setting up a perch system to get Perry from Moriarty’s cage to these areas but this would mean more perches to remove whenever I need to close up the cage quickly, particularly in an emergency, or need to move it for cleaning purposes.  For now, I will continue to give Perry a helping hand.

 

 

Remembering Atilla: Nine years on

Nine years ago today, our beautiful Atilla made her way to rainbow bridge.

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

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Remembering Atilla on her birthday

On this day in 2008, dear Atilla hatched.  Less than 8 weeks later she came into our home, along with her sister Raspy.

Here is a video of the two girls on top of the Manor:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xXx

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Remembering Atilla: Eight years on

Eight years ago today, our beautiful Atilla made her way to rainbow bridge.

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

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Remembering Atilla on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

On this day in 2008, dear Atilla hatched.  I met her less than 8 weeks later with her sister Raspy.  The two young sisters had a big impact on my life.

Here is a video of Atilla eating some dill:

 

Always in our thoughts.

xXx

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Love Your Pet Day, 2020

Today is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.  Of course every day is ‘Love Your Pet Day’.

My three feathery companions are all well.  They are moulting again (how is that possible?!)  Dalai has been extra grumpy because of that.  Perry is in good spirits despite his ever-growing lump.  Lennie is coping with his difficulty in flying by eating, but he has not thought that strategy through!

There is no discrimination on “Love Your Pet Day” as I also think of those long gone: our dear Raspy, her sister Atilla, handsome Thomas, incorrigible Phineas, cheeky Cagney & lastly, dear Bezukhov.  Today has been so rainy & Bezukhov loved to watch the rain…

Bezukhov

Remembering Atilla: Seven years on

Seven years ago today, our beautiful Atilla made her way to rainbow bridge.

Atilla

 

Still in our thoughts.

Love you always my dear girl.

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Remembering Atilla on her birthday

Happy birthday my beautiful girl.

Here is a video of Atilla chewing my jumper, from about 8 years ago.  Her boyfriend, Cagney, makes an appearance.

 

Always in our thoughts.

xxx

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