That is almost co-operation….
Little JoJo still can’t fly. But she still seems to be happy. We adapted her cage, with a rope perch along the front and lots of other perches, plus a platform so that she can get around easily.
She also has a towel underneath the newspaper at the bottom in case she falls. There are ladders so that she can climb back up to a perch easily from the bottom.
In the morning she squawks at me to open the door for her to come out, she climbs up to the rope perch on the front of the cage and sits there.
It’s relatively safe for her to come out and sit on the perch as we have a large folded up cover with newspapers on it, positioned on the floor to catch her if she falls. We do not leave her unsupervised.
BillyBob leaps on to my hand and flies straight out, sometimes giving a little squawk as he does so, “freedom!!!!!” he exclaims.
We get JoJo out of the cage frequently and she sits on my shoulder, chewing on my t-shirt, biting my ear or sometimes eating millet.
Photos of me with the little minx. I think she’s warming to me…
JoJo yesterday on my shoulder
JoJo this morning when I opened her cage
These three do seem to have formed a gang…
Billybob, Custard and George.. you can see Sky on the right.. not part of the gang.
The three rules of Biff Club are..
1/ We don’t talk about Biff Club
2/ We don’t talk about Biff Club
3/ No biting
Every morning Roswell (After putting on his Biff-Proof Vest) corners Snowy and Biffs all the other budgies away from him.
He wants Snowy to play with him only.
Roswell Biffing (he’s the big grey one with the puffed up, excited head)
Roswell with Snowy all to himself
George, Custard and BillyBob look like they may be plotting something.
Should I be worried?
We took JoJo off to the vet yesterday for a checkup. BillyBob was meant to go along too, but JoJo decided that she did not want him to share the carry case with her!
So off she toddled without him. The vet said that she is a healthy budgie. He was not sure why she could not fly.
Even if she never flies she will have a comfortable life, we have put ladders in her cage and a towel under the newspaper at the bottom for a soft landing should she fall.
She has regular visitors to her cage, some of which she welcomes and some that she beaks until they leave. Custard is a firm favourite.
Earlier on she climbed outside to the rope perch to chase off Snowy. I believe he may have been obscuring her view of the room.
BillyBob has his own small seed pot for when they are in the cage together at night, as she will quite often not let him use the same seed troughs as her!
She’s definitely a hen that knows what she does and does not want.