Puddings & Toyboys

A blog about my beautiful budgies.

Tag Archives: lost

Find Marshall, a Blue Budgie Lost in (Devizes, Wiltshire, UK) Please help!

Featheredfiends

Dear all

I don’t normally write about budgies other than my own, but on this occasion I am making an exception.

Marshall, a budgie of a friend on our budgie forum has gone missing. He managed to be spooked by a loud noise and flew off out of the kitchen window.

It’s an accident that could happen to all of us. Something all of us bird owners dread.

Please, if you can, share this for me (print the poster, share on Facebook or other social media etc) in the hope that Marshall can be found and be reunited with his best friend Ian and owner Rose.

https://petsreunited.com/devizes/wiltshire/lost/birds/lost-male-budgerigar-bird/5qpczps9

Even if you do not live in the UK, maybe you have friends that do and they have friends that live in Wiltshire.

I would be eternally grateful.

Marianne

View original post

Advertisements

I survived evil

The day started off in a normal way.  Both Toyboys & Phineas were out & about whilst I cleaned their cages.  Bezukhov went to the window perch & sat watching some wood pigeons eating bread that a neighbour had put out.  Phineas joined him at the window to watch the pigeon banquet.  Cagney watched all proceedings from the top of the manor.  All was good in the world.

Then.

All hell broke loose!

Three large seagulls swooped & dived past the window!  They were after the pigeons’ bread.  We do not normally get seagulls ’round these parts.  They looked ginormous, especially when they flew close to the window.

everystockphoto-seagull_271152_lAs soon as the seagulls made their scary appearance, Bezukhov & Phineas shot back to the manor in a millisecond.  I was transfixed by the beauty of these birds flying in our ‘back yard’.  When I turned to check my boys were okay, I saw Cagney & Bezukhov on top of the manor, but where was Phineas?  (I hate these moments!)

He was not on the manor.  He was not in the manor.  He was not in the ferplast.   Maybe, in his panic, he had fallen down the back of the manor.  I peered past the covers thinking he may be lodged between the manor & the wall but I had been cleaning the cage so it was pulled out from the wall.  Phineas had slipped all the way down & was on the shelf underneath.  There is a large box on that shelf & he was behind it, in the far corner.  Not looking very happy to say the least.

(BTW, why, when a bird is ‘lost’, the bird in question & the others, all go silent & give you no indication of his/her whereabouts?!)

I put a long perch down the side towards Phinny so he could climb on & get out but he is not used to ‘stepping up’ in this way so just looked at it like mad.  I then wheeled the manor out a bit more so I could reach in with my arm & offer him my flat palm.  He was still in a state of anxiety & did not step on so I pushed up against his belly to encourage him, which worked.  A few seconds later he was deposited on the perch on the outside of the ferplast, looking no worse for wear, though still confused.

(Click on photos to enlarge)

It took all of them about half an hour to recover from the appearance of the seagulls.

I thought the title of this post was a little dramatic but Phineas insisted it was accurate… so who am I argue?

 –

 –

 

The Three Musketeers

It has been a couple of months since Raspy’s untimely passing. 

Atilla, Cagney & Bezukhov have been coping well in her absence.  I believe the transition from 4 to 3 was made easier by them knowing that Raspy had passed on.  I like to think that soon after she took her last breath, her spirit was released & she flew around the room & gave her sister, her boyfriend & her Manor-mate a kiss before making her way to the Fields of Millet, Wild Grass & Swinging Perches.

Raspy’s presence was quite “challenging”.   She was the only one with the guts to stand up to Atilla.  For Cagney, Raspy was a challenge to woo – a tough cookie who never cracked.  She was, of course, totally committed to chubby chops himself, Bezukhov…

Bezukhov is lucky to have his mate Cagney to run & fly around with.  Their friendship in that respect has not changed at all.  However, there are times when Cagney is busy canoodling with Atilla, & Bezuky can look a bit lost, as if he’s thinking, “I used to have a lovely girl to canoodle with….”  At those times I try to give him some extra attention.  He is always ready to talk to my fingernail & has quite animated conversations.  I also hand feed him pellets. I would hate for him to feel left out. 

He is still fond of Atilla & tries to converse with her but she either ignores him or goes to give him a thump (no change there then).  It is nice that her behaviour towards him has not changed.  Occasionally she allows him to eat from the same seed pot as her, or even sit next to her on the perch.  When this happens it is almost like a signal to Cagney to not chase Bezuky away, but just let him be & I will see all 3 of them sitting comfortably together on the same perch. 🙂