As JoJo cannot fly, she is in her cage a lot of the time. So we decided to adapt her cage a little more with some strategically placed rope perches.
These perches have enabled her to use more of her cage and climb about a bit.
We have already noticed that she seems happier with this. I even saw her attempt two small “budgie head-bobs” in front of her pink mirror while singing in her strange squeaky squawky way.
Every evening JoJo gets to come and sit on my shoulder for half an hour or so, sometimes with a millet enticement, sometimes not. This gives her a break from her cage.
When Blithe first came to us back in May 2014, he was only 6 months old and very sprightly and enthusiastic.
A little too enthusiastic for some of the older budgies, especially poor Billybob, who he chased around in circles trying to make friends with.
But now little Blithe is growing up, he’s realised that patience does pay off and that to make a friend you do not need to jump on one.
Here are the happy fellows.
Here are a couple of pictures from today of JoJo and Basil.
JoJo has some Basil (the herb) around her face as she preens it into her feathers. I think she is trying to convince me that she’s the Hulk.
Basil (the budgie) is just looking as cute as ever.