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Guest Post: The legendary Ian and Marshall (not forgetting Eric …)

Regular followers of this blog will be familiar with the legendary Sharing Sausages, who, over the years, graciously shared their wild grass with my flock.  Here is a tribute post to them written by follower rosebudgie.


THE LEGENDARY IAN AND MARSHALL (not forgetting Eric …)

It had been many years since I’d had budgies in my life, and by 2007 the pressure was building. Then I saw this picture on a forum:

Ian on the left

 

I can’t say for sure, because there was a whole brood of similar chicks, but I’ve always felt that Ian was the budgie on the left: there’s a certain look in his eye … Anyhow, I drove to Oxford to meet the family (born in a big cage in a living room) and chose Ian to take away with me. Even before I got him home, I realised that, as I worked full-time, it would be crazy to try to keep a budgie on his own, and that I would need to return to Oxford as soon as possible to get him a friend.

Ian was absolutely over the moon when I brought his brother Marshall back the following Saturday: kissing him, preening him … he couldn’t get enough of him. It’s remembering this that has totally convinced me that, in the vast majority of cases, budgies do need to be with budgies.

For the next ten years, Ian and Marshie colonized the living room. Theoretically their home was the Mini Manor but, especially in their younger years, most of the time they were out and about, flying from cage top to picture frame to window perch to curtain rail, tearing the leaves off my (non-toxic-to-budgies) house plant till it was completely naked.

From the window they would observe the seasons changing:

 

And they particularly loved to kiss and canoodle in the curtains:

Ian and Marshall canoodling

 

As they got older, podgier and lazier, even though the cage was usually left open, they often couldn’t be bothered to leave it after an initial morning flight. I set up a webcam so that, when I was at work, I and their other fans (including, of course, Sweetpea) could watch them eating, snoozing and – in Ian’s case particularly – loudly addressing the nation from the perch in full view of the camera.

Apart from the odd spat, the boyz got on wonderfully well – Read more of this post

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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

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In the meantime…

In the meantime, fresh wild, seeded grass has still been arriving.  Ian & Marshall (The Sharing Sausages) & rosebudgie have been most generous.  Interestingly, since the last parcels, Ian has acquired a qualification.  He is now a doctor & what is more, a doctor in “Avian Psychotherapy“.   After recent events, I may need to book an appointment with him & see if he can advise on how to manage two toyboys, one little grey man & one handsome dude.

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Thank you for the yummy grass, Doctor Ian!

Sharing sausages

Yet more wild, seeded grass has arrived. 🙂

This time it was from The Sausages.

We were most impressed with their packing & parcelling abilities but we do suspect that their human slave rosebudgie actually harvested the grass.  It was very generous of the sausages to share their grass.  For anyone who is not familiar with how sausages look, here are the handsome boyz, Ian & Marshall:

The Sausages

The Sausages

You can see more of da Boyz here, on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYLjBa5Qj1o


Thank you for the yummy grass, Sausages!