Thursday, July 10, 2008

Budgies in Texas-Update

The budgies seem to have calmed completely since the move.  They are a bit less active, but that is probably because they are in a darker place than before (the summer palace was quite bright, being basically outdoors).  I have not heard yet from Magoo (Ringo?) and Mia but will let everyone know if I hear anything from the wonderful family who adopted them.  
While walking to work (an urban walk) I (K) pass through a grassy area which I have called "snake alley" although none of the eponymous creatures have yet been seen there.  I have been picking grass seed stalks from there on the way home, and the budgies are clearly thrilled with these.   Sutcliffe is not as aggressive about getting these as the females are, even though I make an effort to distribute these evenly so all can enjoy.

All three seem to have fully recovered from the bad episode of negligent babysitting that occurred while we were out of town (the family caring for the budgies poured all of the food for the week into the food bowls in a single day, and then just threw pieces of grass into the cage after that.  The budgies lost a lot of feathers, especially Mary ann on the top of her head and Sutcliffe around the eyes.  Boo went into a serious molt.  Fortunately Magoo and Mia were spared, possibly because they are the youngest).

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The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007