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15/07/2010 / featheredfiends

A Tribute to Eric

It has been almost 6 months now since Eric left us to live in the land of millet and swings.

We brought Eric home at the same time as Monty, we watched them both in the Pet Shop and saw that Monty followed Eric whenever he jumped from perch to perch in the cage. It would have been a shame to buy just one of them and leave their friend behind, so we didn’t – well we were looking for a pair of budgies.

Eric was a fun little guy and a very pretty recessive pied sky blue budgie.

He loved his swing – every night at 9.30 he would jump on it for “Budgie Bed time”. But Eric never sang or head bobbed (we thought he was just quiet), however he had a healthy appetite (especially for millet) and was great friends with Monty – they preened each other and Monty fed Eric, Eric put up with Monty’s bossiness and over-excitedness.

We only had him for two months before he passed away but we’re glad that he got to spend those two months with us and with Monty.

Monty didn’t sing or head-bob in front of the mirror for a whole week after Eric died – he was in mourning or whatever passes for bereavement for a budgie.

After a week we got Monty two new budgie friends – Snowy and Roswell and with the later addition of Jerry it sure is a lively house.

I have put together a selection of my favourite photographs of Eric, some with his best bud Monty and some of him just having fun and EATING – Eric loved to munch.

The SWING – Eric loved doing this.

eric swing 24-11-09

GIMME MILLET!

Monty and Eric 3-1-10

BEST FRIENDS

Monty and Eric 21-12-09

You’re not in our gang, are you edible?

Monty and Eric 28-12-09

Mr Monty why do you keep dropping millet over the edge, it’s a waste!

budgies 4-12-09

Perched on top of one of their favourite spots – the Chinese symbol for Happiness.

budgies 8-12-09 006

I’ll pose for the camera and play with the new toy if I can have millet

IBudgies 18-1-10 009 Budgies 18-1-10 011

My favourite picture of Monty and Eric, I have it on a mug 🙂

Eric and monty 19-11-09

Holding the budgies – yes millet was involved..

Eric and monty on my hand 5-1-10

Nope, there’s nothing on TV, there will be by the time we have finished

eric and monty remote surfing 28-11-09

 

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  1. sweetpea / Jul 16 2010 1:01 PM

    Eric was truly gorgeous! Such a shame he was not around for a little longer. I’m glad Monty now has his playmates…. sorry, troop… to keep him occupied. 🙂

  2. Marianne / Jul 16 2010 3:07 PM

    I know, I loved that little guy.

    I cried for weeks after he died, and slept on the sofa for a week to be nearer Mon ty as he was all alone for the first time in his tiny life.

    Marianne
    x

  3. mbt shoes / Aug 3 2010 4:11 AM

    Very good sharing this.

  4. Sugandha / Jun 27 2013 4:01 AM

    Hey!! I understand how you feel 😦 …my gorgeous yellow colored BREE left me and her best friend BLUFF recently…BLUFF was very sad…but he has overcome that incident….I am glad he is out from hi depression…..but I still miss you BREE…come back….:(
    RIP. BREE
    I will alway love you<3

  5. Sugandha / Jun 27 2013 4:01 AM

    Hey!! I understand how you feel 😦 …my gorgeous yellow colored BREE left me and her best friend BLUFF recently…BLUFF was very sad…but he has overcome that incident….I am glad he is out from his depression…..but I still miss you BREE…come back….:(
    RIP. BREE
    I will alway love you<3

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