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19/09/2017 / featheredfiends

Budgie memories part two

After writing yesterdays blog post about budgies past, I felt a bit guilty that I had missed out 3 previous budgies. I have been searching this morning for a couple of photos of each of them.

1/Abbie. Here she is with Jerry, not long after she arrived.  He was the first of the boys to approach her. A few days after this, Hector plucked up the courage and they became partners in crime for quite a long time.



2/Abbie. You wouldn’t know it from this cute photo of her, but we had the rearrange our whole living room because she chewed literally everything that she could.

1-Abbie 22-7-11


3/Eric. I don’t have many photos of Eric because he was only with us for two months before he passed away of an unknown ailment. Monty and Eric were our first two budgies, we brought them home from a pet shop in November 2009.



4/Eric. Monty and Eric again, this time looking slightly more menacing. This photo always makes me think that they might want to steal my lunch money on my first day of school.



5/JoJo. This is JoJo with Blithe. She was such a pretty little girl. The whole time we had her she was unable to fly, but she made up for it in ferociousness. She used to sit on my shoulder and I’d feed her millet. Sometimes she’d bite my neck, no they were not kisses!

1-JoJo + Blithe


6/JoJo. A small demonstration. This was completely unprovoked, although JoJo would say different.

1-JoJo Bite

18/09/2017 / featheredfiends

Reminiscing over old budgie photos

Recently, I had to move all of my files over to a new computer, this was due to a tea spillage catastrophe.

This meant that I went through the modern day equivalent of physically leafing through old photos and memorabilia, reminiscing about the past. It was bitter-sweet, one minute I was remembering what fun it was having past budgies and then over-thinking that I could have prevented their demise and they could have lived forever. Why why why etc..

I moved more than 5,000 photos of previous (and some current) budgies from one computer to another. In the end I had to stop myself from looking at them because I could have done so for an eternity!

I did however, make a small folder of some of my favourites with the intention of writing a Blog Post. Today I have finally got around to publishing the post.

So, please share a few moments with me and take a look through them.


1/Charlie and Sky eating some sweetcorn together. proving that sometimes Budgies can share.

1-Charlie and Sky


2/Hector with Blueboy. These two boys were inseparable for a very long time.

2-Hector and Blueboy


3/Sky, Monty, Snowy, Blueboy, Roswell and Jerry eating dill and millet in what looks like a scene from the Elvis Presley film Jailhouse Rock.



4/Roswell looking beautiful. He always was such a pretty boy.

4-Roswell beautiful


5/Dumpling in his cage when he first arrived at our flat back on 10th October 2010. He looked so cute but was quite anti-social at first. He would squiggle at my fingers and try to bite them when I put them through the bars. Very territorial and used to being a lone bird. It took a very long time to socialise him with the other birds. When he first met them he would splay his tail coverts out and chitter at them like an angry squirrel.

5-Dumpling arrival.jpeg


6/Monty in a little terracotta pot. I cannot remember which treat was in the pot, but he had clearly claimed it.

6-Monty in a pot


7/Snowy having a bath with his ducky on the side. Monty was watching him closely. Probably to make sure Jerry was not on the scene making googly eyes at Snowy.

7-snowy bath-monty watching


8/Budgies on the floor! Monty, Snowy, Roswell, Jerry and Custard. Custard would follow Roswell all around. Looking at this photo years later, I just noticed that Custard is standing on Roswell’s tail!

8-monty snowy roswell jerry custard


9/Dumpling Peeping. When I was in the kitchen, Dumpling used to look round the corner to keep and eye on me.

9-Dumpling peeping


10/Dumpling and his keys. I love this photo of Dumpling mesmerised by his keys. He was very protective over them. I still have them.

11-Dumpling with keys


11/Snowy, Monty, Jerry and Roswell on the mirror. Looks like Monty might have jumped in-between Snowy and Jerry as he’s raising his beak at Jerry!

10-Snowy monty jerry roswell on mirror


12/Sky, Roswell, Monty, Jerry, Snowy, Dumpling and Blueboy all eating together. One of those lovely moments that I had a camera on hand for.

13-sky roswell-monty jerry snowy lilek blueboy


13/Dumpling with ball. He used to like running about on the floor playing with a ball. Sometimes he’d pass it to me and I’d pass back.

14-Lilek with ball 11-10-100010


14/Monty showing the Duck who is boss. Speaks for itself!

12-Monty and Duck

15/09/2017 / featheredfiends

Happy Birthday to Lucy

Today is Lucy’s birthday.  She came to stay with us on the 15th March 2017 at the age of 6 months.

The budgies have had sweetcorn this morning and will be partaking of Red millet later.

Here is a video of Polly singing to Lucy, it doesn’t really get going until 49 seconds in.

Polly is the bird with the white head as she is Opaline. Lucy is the normal sky blue with the dark cere.

08/09/2017 / featheredfiends

Grass seed fun

Some kind friends (Rose and her budgies Ian and Eric) sent my gang of fiends some grass seed to eat.

My budgies had much fun running through it and throwing it all over the place, some of them even ate some.

The girls (Lucy and Polly) are very skittish and flew off as soon as I approached with the camera, so I managed to get a few shots of the boys demolishing the last of it.

25/08/2017 / featheredfiends

Lucy Pink Head

Today Lucy has her warpaint on. Well that’s what she calls it.

She’s been rubbing her head on the Iodine block to make herself look terrifying.

Well I’m scared even if you’re not.

21/08/2017 / featheredfiends

Photo Fail: Basil on my hand

Basil came over to visit Hector and I. He sat on my hand, preening my fingers for a few minutes.
I had the bright idea of getting my camera and taking a photo.

By the time I had fumbled with one hand to switch on the camera and try and take a photo without seeing the digital screen, this is what I was left with.

20/08/2017 / featheredfiends

10 budgies staring at me (Yay for Hector!)

Today was weigh day again for the budgies and yet again most of them decided to hang out together above Budgingham Palace. But this time Pete flew to the top of his and Pollys cage just as I was about to snap a photo.

I managed to get him in and also hold up Hector too. It’s pretty difficult to take a photo with a budgie on one hand.

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