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The author of this Blog lives in London with her husband and four naughty budgies.  She would like to hear from you, especially if you also have birds or a Blog about animals.  Budgies are of course always a favourite, but she has been known to fraternise with Hamsters, Gerbils and Mice.

Some of her previous pets were:

Timmy and Dragon

Her family also had:

Milli the Mouse


“This is Alvin he was a real biter – he bit my dad when we bought him in Pet Smart and he actually hissed at us, we still wanted to take him home though!”

Alvin the Hamster

She also recalls Dwarf hamsters called Pockets and Cruncha.

Hamsters called Marti, Jesse, Patch and Rosie.

A mouse called George.

Her own gerbils called Lucy, Charlotte, Sandy and Rommel.

Plus a black gerbil her dad had called Butch.

She is a big fan of Rats but has never had one as a pet because they need a lot of room and she is a chicken when it comes to handling them!

Rat in a local farm


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  1. Gina E / Jul 18 2010 12:38 PM

    Hi Marianne,
    Thanks for visiting my Aussie birds blog and leaving a comment. I’ve just read through yours and have been chuckling – budgies are so cute! We have had single budgies in a cage years ago, before Ken built the aviaries, and they were great fun once we’d tamed them. One of them would sit on my shoulder while I was washing dishes; I was always scared he would either fly or fall into the water! The fourteen we have in the aviary aren’t tame of course, as we don’t interact with them as you can with one or two. But they still have their own little personalities!
    Keep an eye on my blog – the baby quails should hatch in the next week or so we think. They are the cutest tiny little birds you could ever see!!

    • featheredfiends / Jul 18 2010 2:06 PM


      Thanks so much for your comment, it’s officially the longest I have ever received 🙂
      I’ll keep an eye out for the baby quails!

  2. avian101 / Jul 18 2010 7:01 PM

    Hi Marianne,
    You’ve been very kind not only visiting but also writing very nice comments on reference to my blog.
    I appreciate that sincerely and I can see that you’re a dedicated and caring person toward your beautiful pets. I believe that all people should have a pet of some kind in order to learn to be more caring and show more compassion for all humanity. It would make this a better world.

    • featheredfiends / Jul 18 2010 7:05 PM

      You are very welcome!
      Monty, Roswell, Snowy and Jerry are all blushing at being called beautiful 🙂
      I agree, shall we start a campaign to make the world a better place?

  3. Yuan / Jul 29 2010 1:02 AM

    Hi Marianne, , nice blog.
    Im yuan. .

  4. Zohie / Aug 20 2010 6:14 PM

    Hiya Marianne, wow you have an extensive list of pets lol. I am a huge fan of your blog and your budgies, they are too cute 😀


  5. featheredfiends / Aug 20 2010 6:24 PM

    Thank you Zohie!

    Very nice of you to say so!

    Some of those animals were my mums dads and sisters 🙂

    But they were great fun just the same!

    Timmy, Dragon, Rommel, Sandy, Lucy and Charlotte the gerbils were mine (not at the same time) rodents don’t live very long 😦

  6. ReadersHeaven / Sep 21 2010 9:24 AM

    Hi, nice to meet you !

  7. cinnamon_dragon / Apr 8 2011 2:57 PM

    Thanks for visiting my blog! Your birds are sooooooo cute, too! I love to see budgies when they talk and sing together. I have some, too as you know and they always start to chirp when I play the piano 🙂

    • featheredfiends / Apr 8 2011 3:04 PM

      What kind of music do you play them? – we just put classical radio on for them as they’re having a nap in the sun!

  8. Michelle M. / Jul 16 2012 5:11 AM

    Hello! I just discovered your blog – I’m always thrilled to read about other budgies (and their owners). I’m looking forward to following the adventures of your adorable little flock.

    *I have a budgie blog, too – Cooper’s Corner:

  9. onesweetiepea / Oct 13 2012 12:34 PM

    Hello. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Feel free to accept or decline. No pressure, no worries.

  10. avianstudent / Oct 13 2012 4:58 PM

    Hi there! I just wanted to say that I really enjoy your blog (I’m a sucker for birdie blogs, haha). I, too, nominated you for the Sunshine award; I know it’s a chain letter, and therefore perhaps some will disapprove, but I like that it is a way to share blogs I’ve been enjoying. Enjoy! -S.

  11. avianstudent / Oct 13 2012 4:58 PM

    Also, apologies for saying ‘enjoy’ so much… I’m a touch sleepy!

  12. Aviangirl / Jun 1 2015 10:08 PM

    Just checked this page out after looking at some blog posts and realized (!) I could leave a comment here as well. Like I said, I have been reading your blog since (*at least*) 2010. I was going to set the world on fire and so on, but the years between then and now have been not so good. I have to say that Tweety was the reason I started in 2008 getting on the internet and re-learning/learning for the first time about the current state of computers and our social networks. Tweety made me feel like I could stop waiting to die and live what time I have left. Unfortunately, he died in my hands on June 2, 2013. I’m ashamed to say that as much as I loved my little baby Burmese cat, Santana, when she died with me in 1998, I was shell-shocked and devastated, BUT Tweety’s death absolutely devastated me. How can a few ounces of feathers and fluff so completely enchant one’s heart? And yet he did. I had to learn to be mature about his attention (I was super jealous in the beginning of his affection and love for my mother; we both were responsible for feeding and weaning him as his parents did not know how to do it and an earlier hatchling died when Mom and my sister said we should not interfere). Seriously, though, I was well into my forties when I had to learn these obvious lessons (i.e., it’s not whether or not someone you love will love someone else; it is learning to bask in the love you and that someone has and not caring about anything else). It made me a better sister and a better daughter, and it was all due to that little fella. Well, I’m crying again, but I want to tell you that I love your blog and I’m glad that there is someone else on the planet that “spoils” these feathered creatures as much as we do!! Take care and bless you and your loved ones, humans and animals alike. 🙂 Aviangirl

    • featheredfiends / Jun 2 2015 8:37 AM

      Thank you so much for your comment Aviangirl.
      I’m so sorry to hear of the passing of Tweety, he sounded like an amazing bird.
      These little tiny feathered creatures do touch our hearts.
      Bless you

  13. Maysa Rose / May 23 2017 6:26 PM

    I love your blog!!! I had two parakeets for about eight years, but they passed away together not too long ago. 😦
    I am absolutely going to get at least three parakeets when I move out of the house though! They are such wonderful pets, and I love the joy that they bring every single day. 🙂 I am looking forward to reading more about your lovely birds, and I wish you all the best!


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