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23/01/2016 / featheredfiends

The budgie gang from yesterday and this morning

Here are some photos of the fiends from yesterday and this morning.

Look at little Blithe’s blue belly (he’s the almost entirely white boy) anyone would think that butter wouldn’t melt in his beak.

09/01/2016 / featheredfiends

Budgie fun from the last week

Here are the gang having some fun and frolics..

Some more preening from Sky to Blithe. Blithe’s plumage looks really excellent at the moment!

03/01/2016 / featheredfiends

An outbreak.. of Preening!

In the last week, George has started preening Sky. Sky has never preened another budgie or been preened by one.

Yesterday, we noticed that Sky was preening Blithe, as though he had decided to pass the knowledge on that preening is great.

I managed to get a photo of Sky preening Blithe, it’s not a great photo as I had to be quick!

The other budgies seemed to be just as astounded as we were.

01/01/2016 / featheredfiends

Happy Birthday Hector! (7 years old)

Hector has now been with us for 5 years, when he was brought to us at the age of 2.

He’s now seven years old.

Happy Birthday Hector!

10/12/2015 / featheredfiends

About my birds

For any new people that have started following my blog, I thought I would write a post about all my birds and the home that they share with us.

All of my birds are re-homed from people that could not look after them for one reason or another.

They all fly free, all day long in my front room.

They have cuttlebone, iodine block, mineral block, aviclens in their water most day, calcivet twice a week and aloe juice once a week. I put chewables all around for them.

Generally, birds do not come to me as fresh young chicks and some of them had more than one home before they got here. I am more interested in their happiness than any form of training. The oldest birds I have re-homed are Billybob and JoJo, they both have feet that do not grip well as their cage and branches were for bigger birds. JoJo also cannot fly, so we adapted her cage with lots of ropes and platforms. Billybob and JoJo were around 7 when they came to me.

Current birds and ages are:

Sky 9 years 2 months

Sky

Billybob 8 years 6 months

Billybob

JoJo 8 years 4 months

JoJo

Hector 6 years 11 months

Hector

Roswell 6 years
Roswell

Custard 3 years 5 months
Custard

Basil 3 years 4 months (Basil is behind Roswell)

Basil

George 3 years 4 months
George

Blithe 2 years (the white bird on the left)

Blithe

Here are their surroundings:

Roswell, Basil and Blithes cage

JoJo and Billybobs cage

George, Hector, Custard and Skys cage

JoJo’s safety sponge on the floor in case she falls out of her cage

Play areas

Mug Tree

Rack on the wall and playground

Playground by the window

The big swing and soap-dishes on window

The big mirror

external Seed troughs

13/11/2015 / featheredfiends

A Clever Custard

As I have posted before, Custard has a liver condition and as a result his beak is overgrown.

Last month, we took him to the vet for a beak trim and file.

A few days ago we noticed that he might need another vet visit. However, last night I realised that he’s given himself a trim!

He’d been spending lots of time at the iodine block and cuttlefish, grinding away with his beak.

So, it turns out that he’s escaped a vet visit for the moment. Clever boy.

His beak looks a little stronger than last month too, so hopefully the hepatosyl and aloe juice have been helping him.

Custard on 8th November

custard beak 8-11-15

Custard on 13th November

custard beak13-11.15

11/11/2015 / featheredfiends

Millet, corn and fun

The budgies have been eating millet, sweetcorn and having lots of fun.

I washed a huge load of millet for them, which is now dried and stored in boxes.

Here are the latest batch of photos of the fiends.

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