Puddings & Toyboys

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Remembering Bezukhov on his birthday

Happy birthday my dear boy!

On this day in 2010, wonderful Bezukhov hatched.  I did not meet him & his best buddy Cagney, until four months later.  They were the best of friends.

This video is of the two of them on the window perch with a rainbow in the background:

Thinking of you, my beautiful boy.

Love you always.

xxx

 

Remembering Cagney on his birthday

Happy birthday my dear boy!

On this day in 2010, wonderful Cagney hatched.  I did not meet him & his best buddy Bezukhov, until four months later.  They were great friends.

This video is of the two of them having some quality time together on the window perch:

Thinking of you, my lovely, charming boy.

Love you always.

xxx

 

Morning Moriarty

How I love to see Moriarty greet me in the morning.

When he hears me enter the room, if it is not too early, he will jump to the mid-height perch at the front of the cage and peer under the cover at me.  I open the blinds, lift the covers a bit, then put my face up to him to say ‘Good Morning, Sweet Pie’…. taking care not to get my nostrils in biting distance!

Morning Moriarty

Morning Moriarty

 

Lennie’s May Moult

Moulting Lennie

Lennie had quite a heavy moult this May.

Fortunately, I noticed quickly that he was not bothering to go down to his seed pots so held seed up to him.  He was still eating but was just too lethargic to go & get the seed himself.  Once he knew I would give him seed, he would indicate he wanted some by bending down & looking out the main door.  We did this for about two weeks.

When I was out I left millet in the cage & the wild grass helped enormously. He was looking very tatty during this time & towards the end lots of pin feathers came through on his head.

When he started going to get his own seed it was a good indication that things were returning to normal.  I think the early seed intervention helped him power through the moult.

 

A Rare bath

Remember this date, 2nd June 2022.  Why?  Moriarty had a bath!  It has been so long that I cannot remember when his last bath was.

I offered Perry some water.  Usually I offer the bath water (clean, not water that Lennie has bathed in!) but if I am giving him supplements I put the water in a small, transparent water pot, which was the case this time.  Moriarty seemed keen to have a bath in it but I did not want him to bathe in supplements, plus it was only big enough to fit his belly in.  So, I quickly got the bath.  I have done this before when he has shown interest in bathing in the water pot but he has declined the proper bath, but this time, he jumped straight in.

It was surprising as the Thomas Bath had been on the cage door all morning & Moriarty had passed it many times.  Still, who knows how a budgie mind works.  What was important was that he finally had a bath!  What a fun one it was!  Lots of fluffing up, splashing & going around in circles!

Sorry – no photos as I was holding the bath, but here are some aftermath photos when he went back to his original cage to have a preen:

Moriarty

 

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!

 

Remembering Dalai on his adoption day

On this day, 6 years ago, Dalai came into our home.  He was such a vibrant & resilient character!

Here is a video of him on the window perch:

Always in our thoughts & still missed.