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part 2 of Sooooper Indulgent Birdie post! 
7th-Feb-2010 08:29 pm
Pippin
Budgies and 'tiels, oh my....!



Why, yes, the lounge is full of birdie houses. You're surprised?
 

Spike turned 2 at the start of February.  Happy Birthday Spike!

This is actually 2 photos taken one after the other, and me not realising what I'd caught until seeing them on the comp. So I joined them in the middle.  It's Spike Luna-gazing - his favourite pasttime.  Look at the adoration on his face! 


Little Luna, who still desperately wants babies.

Luna eating her spinach YUMMY!


Pippin.

When daughter came back from camp just before xmas, Pippin was desperately trying to get close to her from inside his cage. Evie, the quaker, was out crawling on Annie, but had bitten Pippin's foot before we could blink.  It was a traumatic time for all of us.  Blood everywhere, Luna and Pippin separated for the first time ever, and of course a vet visit.  Fortunately, Pippin is fine now, though he did lose a toenail.

But he is overweight!  So his food is being strictly monitored.  ;~P


Pigwidgeon is not afraid of the camera any more!  :~D

I love the heart-shaped budgie beak!!
Pig, with his BFF JoeJoe in the background.  Despite his age and infirmaties (or perhaps because of his age and 'grumpy old man' ways!), Joey is head budgie in the budgie house now! 

JoeyJoeJoeJunior Shabadu!



Sir Nicholas deMimsy Porpington, enjoying the sunshine. 

Sir Nick out with Belle.  Sir Nick learned very quickly what 'go home' means, and now flies happily with the rest of the flock, then goes home when told to.  He'd much rather put himself back in his cage than be handled thankyou very much!

Belle flying.  :~)


Lovely Lisa, our 11yo cockatiel.

Looking like a bit of a grumpy old lady in this photo, but she really isn't.

I have decided, however, that she is somewhat sight impared.  Whether that's because she is lutino and has red eyes, or there was inbreeding in her past, I don't know.  I do know that a lot of her apparent clumsiness, which we'd originally put down to old age and stiffness, is because of her vision problems.  She just doesn't see things as well as the other 'tiels.  That includes landing spots; Lisa will do 5 laps of the room to Spike and Buffy's one or 2 in an attempt to line herself up with her landing approach.  She doesn't see food in your hand unless you wave it around in front of her until she sees.

But she utterly adores cuddles and tickles.

And at least has stopped laying eggs for the moment!


I had to include this photo cos it was so cute!  Lisa being a unicorn! 
(this crest feather fell out (moulted) shortly after the photo was taken.)


Buffy!

Fluffy Buffy!

I see you! 



:~)







Comments 
7th-Feb-2010 08:35 pm (UTC)
How many birds have you got?
7th-Feb-2010 11:06 pm (UTC)
6 budgies, 3 cockatiels, 1 sun conure, and 1 quaker. ;~)
7th-Feb-2010 09:23 pm (UTC)
Your house must get incredibly noisy when they all start squawking together.
7th-Feb-2010 11:26 pm (UTC)
If Evie and Emmy get going together, it can be annoying. But they can usually be disuaded or distracted. Emmy is by far the loudest, but usually only shrieks when someone comes into the yard, or if a bird flies past. (Or if I step into view. ;~P) If she's feeling threatened in other words, and has to warn the flock. So Emmy doesn't get to have her cage by the window with the others or she spends all her time shrieking! But if the other cages are between her cage and the window, she's fine.

Evie used to make the sweetest quaker noises, but because Emmy is her idol, now makes sun conure noises, which are, well, LOUD and not as pleasant. Once a day she goes on a bit of a squawking jag, usually when the outside birds are going to bed, or sometimes if she's bored.

The budgies twitter all day, but I LOVE that. Happy budgie sounds are awesome. The 'tiels sing occasionally, but are mostly quiet. Spike gets excited (actually they ALL get excited) when the wild birds come to the feeder.

We have flocks of corellas, galahs, and sulfur crested cockies go over twice a day. The rainbow lorikeets roost nearby, so there's squillions of them around all day. And the yellow tailed black cockies come through seasonally. They are GORGEOUS. :~D
Then there are the maggies, currawongs, crows and ravens etc etc. It's pretty noisy here. XD
8th-Feb-2010 01:21 am (UTC)
And I thought 4 dogs could be noisy. ;-P

We also have galahs and the sulfur-crested and black cockies. Worst around here, though, are the crows. They tease the dogs by sitting on the neighbours TV antenna and then swooping down into the backyard. The dogs go nuts chasing them away -- Buddy is the most territorial.
7th-Feb-2010 11:04 pm (UTC)
Wow - I think you have more birds than I knew!! It's awesome to see them all together. :DD
7th-Feb-2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Heh. *is mad bird lady* This is what happens when you share a passion with immediate family. You enable each other in the worst way! ;~D We added the last budgie (Sir Nicholas) because Joey is over 10yrs old and I worry about how much longer he'll be with us. I know Pigwidgeon will be devestated when he goes, so I'm hoping Sir Nick will be Pig's friend as well, and soften the blow.
8th-Feb-2010 01:05 am (UTC)
I had no idea you had so many beebs! They are all so gorgeous. XD
10th-Feb-2010 06:02 am (UTC)
Thankyou! Is that your sunny in your icon? :~)
10th-Feb-2010 02:02 am (UTC)
Wow, I thought you only had about 3 birds!!
10th-Feb-2010 06:03 am (UTC)
Heh. We did have three... for a little while. ;~P
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