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Budgie, budgie, budgie, budgie! 
5th-Sep-2008 02:20 pm
Owl totem
Did I mention daughter bought a new budgie a few weeks ago? 

Meet Belle! She is very wee and very cute. And has a bell-like chirrup, hence the name. ;~)

And here's a vid of Pippin being his delightful self, and discovering how much fun an empty Red Bull can can be!  Heh.
You'll hear a lot of his wonderful vocabulary, including "Happy happy joy joy," "beautiful boy!" "little Pippin," "Luna," and lots of kissy noises and budgie laughing.

5th-Sep-2008 06:11 am (UTC) - budgie video
I played this while my cats where in front of the speakers and they were looking ALL over for the birds. LoL.

Myrtle Beach
5th-Sep-2008 08:30 am (UTC)
I'm glad to finally see another one of your gorgeous budgie videos! I missed these! And this one is particularly sweet!
Belle is very cute... and Pippin is great. His vocabulary is perfectly understandable (even for me) and it's so much fun to watch him play. And I love to see how comfortable the budgies are around you.

But my cockatiel and I were a tiny bit dissappointed about the little part Spike had in this vid. He only has a cameo, but we think him fit to have a starring part. ;-) Maybe in a romance film? - You always wanted to buy him a lady friend, didn't you? ;-)
5th-Sep-2008 09:03 am (UTC)
Heh. Stay tuned. Spike is the star of the next one!

And, yes, we are planning to get him a friend reasonably soon. He's getting very attached to Luna, and that could get awkward. ;~)
5th-Sep-2008 06:31 pm (UTC)
your pippin is so adhd!

i really wish my budgy was more active... when i take her out of her cage, she will just... sit there and do nothing...

i really wish i could make her more tam and playfull... any tips?

and you have female and male birds, right? do you keep them seperate? Im thinking about buying another one, so butters will have some company... but I don't know wheter I can put them together without having them mating!
7th-Sep-2008 12:50 pm (UTC)
The tameness comes from handling - they have to learn to trust you. It's definitely easier if you just have one budgie, cos if there's another bird they'd rather talk to them! That said, Luna, our second budgie, copied Pippin (our first), and is even more handle-able than Pippin. But Pippin had been with us for over a year before we got Luna.

Once they trust you, they LOVE you and crave your company. All the budgies I've had have been affectionate.

It helps with early handling to have their wings clipped too - just so they can't fly our of reach and you don't spend forever chasing them and giving them heart failure. ;~) The feathers grow back really quickly, by which time you hopefully have them tame enough to 'step up' onto your finger and trusting you enough to stay there.

Yes we have male and female budgies, and were not separating them yet. We're kind of hoping Pippin and Luna will breed, but Pippin hasn't quite figured out how to do it yet! ;~P

They desperately need company. Whether that's another bird, you, or a mirror... they LOVE mirrors. XD
5th-Sep-2008 09:19 pm (UTC)
Aw, cutie! :D
7th-Sep-2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Heh. I think so too! ;~)
6th-Sep-2008 03:38 am (UTC)
You can’t get the smile that is on my face to go away right now. What fun they are to watch.
7th-Sep-2008 12:53 pm (UTC)
*grins* They do that to me too! They just make me SO happy. ♥
6th-Sep-2008 06:29 pm (UTC)
Oh, my word, that made my day - they are so delightful!
7th-Sep-2008 12:55 pm (UTC)
Great to hear my birdies made your day! They do that for me too, which is why I adore them. ♥
12th-Sep-2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
OMG that's hysterical.
23rd-Sep-2008 02:56 am (UTC)
Isn't he to die for? XD
24th-Oct-2008 09:09 am (UTC) - Budgies!
I was so happy to discover that we share a love for Harry Potter and Budgies when I had a look at your page.
Belle is very pretty, and the video of Pippin is just adorable.
My family have had lots of budgies over the years but our most special friends have been in recent years.
My sister and I were walking through the local shops one day and we spied the most beautiful budgie at the pet shop and we just had to have him. So he came home to join our other 3 that we keep in a cage outside. His name is Gilderoy Lockhart, just because he is so attractive haha
as you can see >> Photobucket

We also have an adorable little budgie boy named Ronald, who we hand raised after his mother died. He's about 6 months old and our complete and utter pride and joy :] He lives inside with us and has a love affair with any items associated with food and drink, he always sits on my mum's champagne glass and sips it, and he fell into my dad's cereal this morning!
He is almost to the point of talking we think, he imitates the sounds of his bells, the ironing board opening and the coffee machine and he whistles the sounds of 'Hello baby, what you doing?' so it will be very exciting when he starts talking. He looks just like your Pippin too!
I'm loving all of your budgie+Spike videos
here is Ronald with his namesake - Photobucket
24th-Oct-2008 09:44 am (UTC) - Re: Budgies!
He does look like Pippin! So sad that his mum died, but great job hand rearing! And Gilderoy looks beautiful too!

Pippin and Luna have to share our breakfast (weet bix) every morning. ;~D
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