Sunday, June 24, 2012

Budgie of the Month: Rex the Survivor

"Rex the Survivor" - a budgie story from Me & My Budgie 

Photo © Ehow. Note: I don't have a picture of Rex, but this budgie made me think of her.

We found Rex - a beautiful female budgie - in our tomato garden last summer. Her colors are turquoise bottom, emerald belly, and a gorgeous yellow head. We figure if she survives after spending the night in the garden, then she'll be OK with us for a while. 

Well, it's better than that. We live on the South Shore of Montreal and this past January [1998], have spent 12 days of power blackout, ice cold weather, no heat, no light. We had to move from home to home, looking for a warm place to live. Of course, Rex had to come with us. All the "experts" said that a budgie could probably live in a closet, if you kept it wrapped warmly. Not likely were we going to leave our baby alone in a closet, in the dark Alone with no humans. So she travelled with us. 

The little thing survived probably better than us! She is a strong little girl, and we are very proud to have her as part of our family. 

Submitted by The Assaf Family, Boucherville, Quebec


  1. Aw, she's gorgeous! We had one once that had been found outside, too. Besides her original owner(s), she had about 3 owners before us, so she had really been around. She was a tough little nut. She passed away last year and we really miss her. In all our years we've never had an escaped bird come to our yard, though!

  2. My grandmother once found a dark blue budgie in a garden. Poor birdie was completely exhausted. My mum offered to take care of it, and that's how the budgie world opened for me ;-) he passed away when I was twelve or so, I still miss him sometimes. He always had that "wise" look in his eyes, kind of like a wise owl, or an old adventurer. I would always help an escaped bird and do my best to save it.

  3. Awwww, she looks so sweet and her colours are beautiful