Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Category Archives: Phineas

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

The incomparable Phineas came into our home on this day, 8 years ago.

Here is a video of him telling everyone something important.  If you are wondering, it is oral antibiotics on his cheek feathers (clearly I was not administering efficiently!)

Missing you, my little man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Four years on

Four years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.

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

Christmas banner 2019!

I am very proud to report that both Perry & Lennie feature on the Christmas banner of a budgerigars forum, alongside our dearly departed Phineas.

The competition was tough so it was an honour to win.  Here is the winning entry:

Christmas banner 2019

 

You can see it features 8 festive & feathery reindeers.

From left to right we have Phineas, Perry, Lennie/Rudolph, Bimbo, & feathered fiends’  Monty, Roswell, JoJo & Snowy.

The banner can be seen in situ here: http://budgerigarsforum.proboards.com/ over the Christmas period.  Do take a look & have a browse around the friendly & informative forum🙂

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

Phineas came into our home on this day, 7 years ago.  Here is a video of him exploring my hand.

 

Missing you, my little man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Three years on

Three years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Phineas

 

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.

 

Peeling a pea

Does anyone else peel peas for their birds?

Dalai & Perry like sugar snap peas (Lennie not so much) but tend to ignore them if they are not peeled.  They also eat more when I present a peeled portion of pea on my finger.

 

I have been reflecting on those who were here before.  Cagney loved a pea.  He would expertly hull the pea & eat the treasure inside.  Phineas also loved a pea but would eat the casing too.  He would chomp down & it was all gone in a second.  Some earlier posts on peas are here:

Pea preference

Peas, peas and more peas

 

Remembering Phineas on his adoption day

Phineas came into our home on this day, 6 years ago.  Here is a video of him a few days after he arrived & was still in quarantine:

 

Missing you, my ol’ man.

Always in our thoughts.

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Remembering Phineas: Two years on

Two years ago today, our wonderful Phineas made his way to rainbow bridge.

Lovely Phineas

 

Always in our thoughts.

Love you my lovely boy.

xxx

Remembering Phineas: A cursory interest in kale

I found this draft post that I wrote some time ago in 2015, in the Cagney/Bezukhov/Phineas era.  I thought it would be nice to publish it under ‘Remembering Phineas‘….


Off & on, I have offered the Toyboys & Phineas kale.  Nice, curly, green kale.

Cagney & Bezukhov initially showed interest as it is green & leafy.  They would even go as far as to nibble it so the smell clearly did not put them off (unlike mint).  However, a little nibble is all they would partake of before apathy set in & it was completely ignored.

Phineas has also shown an interest in the curly green vegetable.  He also has a nibble but his nibble is larger & more sustained than the Toyboys, almost to the point that I have wondered if he actually likes it.

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