Budgerigars are small parakeets that have lived wild in outback Australia for about five million years. In recent history they have become very popular pets, endearing themselves to humans because they are small, pretty, sociable, talkative and entertaining.
Our grandson is minding Bluey while his owners are overseas. Early this morning (having stayed overnight) I joined in the budgie playtime, when Bluey comes out of his cage free to fly around the room and explore as much as he likes. Thomas was in bed playing interactive games with his school friends on the world wide web.
Scarlet helped to tempt Bluey out of his cage, which was on top of the shelves.
Bluey likes his cage, and his toys, so bringing a toy out encourages him to step out for some exercise.
He likes to climb on Thomas, sometimes to nibble him gently!
Scarlet wanted Bluey to sit on her too, but since she has pet rats Bluey was not so keen. Well I don’t know that it was the rats who are also lovely, but he preferred Tom.
When Bluey took off for a wing-stretching flight Tom went back to his computer friends, so Bluey landed on the floor, rolling his bell back and forth and tipping it over.
We were visiting the family to celebrate my birthday yesterday. My d-i-l cooked an amazing meal of Duck Ragout Lasagna followed by Goat’s Milk Chocolate Ice-cream and Raspberry Pavlova. It was a very happy birthday indeed, the TYO sent me a vivid computer drawing of my virtual party, and the son in France phoned…. all just perfect!