…so he hogged this bit for a while..
Gave the birds some millet and thyme yesterday and they happily scoffed the lot.
Hector, Charlie, Roswel,l Monty and Snowy all decided to pose at the same time.
It was worth a snap don’t ya think?
If only I could get Sky to land on the swing, he never ever has, Too busy zooming about like the little terror that he is..
It’s only been a week since Lilek passed and now Abbie has gone too.
My little minx suffered a short illness. We took her to the vet but she passed away on the way home.
We, and Hector (her mate) miss her terribly.
I’ll miss your feisty ways Abbie. You were one in a million.
On Monday 18th February we had to take the awful decision of ending Lilek’s suffering. My little Dumpling had a tumour. We had taken him to the vet on 9th February, we were told it was either a tumour or an infection. Lilek was treated for more than a week (twice a day) with Baytril and also had some anti-inflammatory drugs.
I kept him by me almost constantly, feeding him Trill, Millet and water.
Unfortunately he did not recover, the tumour grew and he was losing weight at a rapid rate. We could see that he had problems breathing, even walking where the tumour was pressing on his leg.
I could have probably kept him going for another week, feeding him, helping him drink, but this is no way for a budgie to live.
We did the kindest thing that we could.
We both miss our little cheeky Dumpling, he was such a big part of our lives. He bit our fingers, toes and feet, but he touched our hearts. We were fortunate to spend time with him.
He is now in the land of millet, swings and mischief.
Charlie (left) eats his birthday corn on the cob, with Sky.
Charlie has been with us a year today. he is approximately 4 years old.
3 years ago (yesterday) Snowy and Roswell joined us.
We decided to celebrate by giving the budgies millet and some new mirrors.
Roswell cannot currently fly, so we set up his cage as the location for the party. Roswell received his 7 guests graciously, they proceeded to make an almighty mess, budgie-style.
Happy Birthday Roswell and Snowy!
Here are photos from the debauchery: