Thursday, November 5, 2009

Easy Come, Easy Go

Gypsy is gone: I gave him, and the cage, to the guys fixing our fence. They are Hispanic; it seems, at least in our neighborhood, that a lot of Hispanic families like budgies. Budgies are a more common pet in Hispanic families, it appears, to me on casual observation, then in Caucasian american families. However, I don't have substantiated data on this; it is merely anecdotal.

Anyway, regarding Gypsy, and comparisons to Magoo, as "Reston" recently commented: both male, both "wild type" green, and both prone to flying away rapidly and getting into less than ideal situations. Both, apparently, in need of a mate. They are not the same bird; Magoo was more pale,a nd I would know him anywhere. Gypsy had more blue on the belly and tail. And Gypsy was not as sweet. However, both are evidence that testosterone can be toxic, especially in the large doses of which teenage birds (and humans? other species?) are exposed.

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The Happy Couple

The Happy Couple
Sutcliffe and Maryann in early 2007