Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Still got the bite!

Atilla has been spending a lot of time on her ttmss swing.  Her lump is gradually getting bigger.  I think she feels comfortable on that swing.  She has started to sit leaning forward with her head underneath the mirror part.  The position looks odd but it must help her feel more balanced.

New position on ttmss swing.

I discovered recently that permission is still required to clean the ttmss swing.  Silly me thought she might not have the energy to fight me for it, so the other day when she was the other side of the Manor, I whipped it out, turned my back (out of sight, out of mind?) & started cleaning it.  I furtively looked around & there she was by my shoulder on the outside rope perch… she then put one foot on my shoulder to get to the ttmss swing.  Oh…. she’s still territorial….. I’d better put it back quickly……

The cleaned ttmss swing was swiftly returned & I held out my finger to her to escort her back, which she graciously (I thought) accepted.  However, no sooner had she settled on it & checked it was all in working order, she attacked my thumb with a “DO… NOT… TAKE… A…WAY… WITH…OUT… MY…  PER… MISS… SION… FIRST!!!

I got the subtle hint.

That is me told.

Curly wurly toenail

Raspy spends a lot of time preening, cleaning & sorting out her feet.  There could be chaos around but she will be lost in a world of budgie tootsies.  I can see why she cares so much for her feet as they are rather beautiful. 

If you look closely at the above photo you will see that Raspy has a curly back toenail.

Nuzzling

Sometimes, when things are a bit chaotic, Raspy likes to sit on my finger for awhile & chill out.  She will just sit & watch the others being silly… or have a little doze… or preen. 

Unusually, yesterday when she was chilling out on my finger, she motioned towards my face, so I held her up closer.  She nuzzled into me, touching my nose & cheek in such a gentle manner. 

However, it did not take long for me to realise she was not being affectionate…. she just wanted to wipe her beak!