Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

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Boiled egg treat

It has been a little while, but since Bezukhov’s moult has hit him hard, I decided some boiled egg was in order.  Both toyboys happily tucked into their treat.  Cagney more so than Bezukhov…

Thomas managed to eat some too, in passing.  He really is very good at trying new food. 🙂

8pm x2

It appears that 8pm is the magic hour.

Appointment-30167-mYesterday evening, for the first time ever, Phineas went back to his own cage to eat!  He had been out for hours & had not eaten.  Even when the Manor was open he would only ever steal a seed or two as he would be too excited to actually stop to eat. 

Several times I have thought of leaving him out & waiting for him to go back of his own accord (without having the song & dance of grabbing him) but he has never shown any interest in his own lodgings….. until last night, at 8pm, when he made his way back to eat supper (well, actually lunch, afternoon tea & supper rolled into one).  Hallelujah!  As it was near bedtime, I closed the door behind him.  Ideally, I would like him to know that going back for seed does not mean he will be locked in but as it was late I felt there was not much choice.

This evening, at a few minutes to 8pm, he went back in again for seed!  So, that is two evenings now when I have not had to chase him!  Underneath it all, he is a very good boy. 🙂

Round & around the egg dish

Why is it that feathered kids (fids) go round & around a food dish when the food inside is the same?  Does it taste different from the other side?  I am guessing it is a case of the grass being greener on the other side, i.e., the egg being nicer on the other side.  Budgies sure don’t like to miss out on anything!

Here is a short video of the toyboys going round & around the egg dish:

Here is Atilla joining the toyboys…. clearly she needed to approve of both the egg dish AND the camera.

PS. I was not completely sure of the use of the words “round” & “around” so I have used both to cover all bases. 🙂