For those of you that do not know, we rehomed a new hen, she was collected yesterday from Walthamstow. We have named her Lucy.
Her owner wanted to find her a new home because her partner died.
She has a simple mutation, so I can tell you that she’s a Sky Blue 🙂
She’s been seen preening, eating and drinking so far today. She’s also been calling to the others and doing acrobatics to try and escape her cage.
Last week I put some remnants of Red Millet in the budgies playground.
Custard immediately leapt down and started eating some of it. He’d go back to it at points of the day and eat a little bit more. So I added a few oats, some dried egg food and some seed (Haiths Budge Bravo).
The next day he went down to the empty playground and gave me a quizzical look as if to say “where is the stuff that we had yesterday mum?”
He flew around the room and started squawking at me, going back to the playground and checking if it had reappeared.
So it seems that every day now I must put the foraging stuff out for them.
Budgies seem to get used to a routine and want the same thing every day, little fiends that they are.
Photos are from this morning.
As the boys don’t seem very proactive I thought I would upload their dating profiles for them. Maybe one of them will land a girlfriend if they can stop looking at themselves in the mirror for 5 seconds.
Billybob: Age 9 years 9 months, likes chewing things, pottering about on his own.
Hector: Age 8 years 2 months, enjoys human company and squawking and flapping his wings if things don’t go his way.
Blithe: Age 3 years 3 months, a mischievous soul that answers to the names “No” and “Naughty”. Likes to bite humans for no reason.
Basil: Age 4 years 7 months, likes Hector and trying to get Hectors attention. Is the official oat inspector.
Sky: Age 10 years 5 months, Is the cool dude that everybird wants to be friends with. Despite being the oldest can also fly the fastest.
George: Age 4 years 7 months, enjoys the company of Sky, likes watching Sky and following Sky. Also feeds and preens Custard.
Custard: Age 4 years 8 months, Age is estimated due to having been found outside before finding previous owner. Justin Bieber of the group, is preened by Hector and George. Likes foraging in the playground despite food being plentiful.
Billybob had spent a few nights in a big cage all alone, as his friend JoJo died a few days ago. He decided at Budgie Bedtime last night to shoot out of the cage like a Bat out of hell. He would not go back in despite our attempts he just kept flying around the room and landing on Basil and Blithes cage.
So we took the bold step of putting him in.
He’s never been covered up at night while he’s been here because we tried it a few times, it was not successful. JoJo and Billybob fell off their perches and flapped all over the place.
But last night, in with the boys, he seemed to cope well. By the way, he’s 9 years and 9 months old, so not a young boy.
Today he seems more adventurous than usual, he’s been to the seed dishes, the wing, the top of the plastic playground, the glass seed pots and even to the other glass dish to eat sweetcorn which is unusual for him.
Here he is, he’s the yellow bird eating sweetcorn.