Monday, April 30, 2012

Budgie drawing by Erlend

Before I get on to the last post in the skateboarding series, I would like to share this budgie picture. It was drawn by no one else than my husband :) The budgie reminds me of Isla. I adore this picture!!!

Picture © dreamofabear (Deviantart) AKA Erlend Alvestad

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day Six + Seven


Photo © Adelaide Now
Did you know that you can buy skateboards for your feathered friends online? Here are some examples from Zazzle:

If you type in "budgerigar skateboad", you'll find a few more of these. You can personalize most of them (change the color of the ceres or feathers). The skateboards are about 15-20 cm long, perfect size for a budgie! :)

Maybe a birthday present for Frodo and Isla?

Oh, and have a look at this!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day Five

Every budgie should have a go at this!

Photo © Digital Grounder

Here you can see more of Trieste Visier's budgies "wingin' it" ;)

Friday, April 20, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day Four

Today, I talked to a girl at the gym who happens to be from Australia. I told her that I have two pet budgies. Oh yes, she does know what budgies are. "Nasty little buggers!" She said (luckily half joking). "They can be very annoying at 5:00 am, like most Australian birds."
 I was just amazed at the thought. I occasionaly hear blackbirds in the morning, but that's about it. To be woken up by a swarm of 1.000 budgerigars who are ready to start the day? Wow. :D

Anyway, here is one article about the budgie website I referred to yesterday (click on the image to view full size).

Photo © Trieste Vizier
That says everything!!!

Photo © Trieste Vizier

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day Three

I found a website that has a LOT of skateboarding budgie pictures... this is awesome!

I pasted some of the best pictures in here:

All these gorgeous photos are © Skateboardingbudgies on Wordpress. I have to come back to this tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day Two

Photo © kedilercoktatli on tumblr
Photo reblogged from shandera on tumblr
Photo reblogged from shandera on tumblr
Photo reblogged from shandera on tumblr
Photo reblogged from shandera on tumblr
Photo © Trieste Vizier

Monday, April 16, 2012

Week of Skateboarding Budgies: Day One

That's right, because skateboarding is THE sport for budgies! For the next 6 days, I'll be bombing you with pictures and videos of skateboarding budgies, so be prepared!

Photo © Trieste Visier
Photo © Trieste Visier
Photo © Trieste Visier
Of course, there are other awesome budgie sports, like Budgie Water Sports:

Photo reblogged from abellaslife on tumblr
Or budgie football...

Photo © CVersailles
... but you can't deny that skateboarding budgies is a unique phenomenon! I don't know who was the first one to come up with it, but I think it's fun! And it's a lot of fun for the budgies too! Check out this video from earlier on my blog, there you can see how budgies get the hang of it in five steps...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Minecraft Budgie

For all the game lovers, here is a real Minecraft budgie!

Picture © shizocrisma on tumblr
Minecraft is a game that focuses on creativity and building, allowing players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Picture of the Day (08/04/12)

Happy Easter Everyone!

Photo © purplelemon on Deviantart

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Poll results: when do your budgies like to fly around?

Conclusion: budgies naturally are "morning persons"! After a long night's sleep, they feel rested and ready to start the day. Budgies in the wild start their day at sunrise and go to bed when darkness falls over the lands. I recognize this pattern in a lot of domesticated budgies, including my own. Well, that's a good thing, because the early bird catches the worm, as they say!

Photo © liam.jon_d on Flickr

If your budgie is more like an "evening person", it could simply be because you are too! Did you know that budgies do their best to adapt to your sleeping rhythm? When you are keeping them awake all night, they have to catch up during the day, while most budgies would be flying around. Keep in mind that budgies need 10-12 hours of sleep every night.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Budgie of the Month: Jinjo

Who wouldn't agree when I say that budgerigars are great company? They are sweet, happy and loving little birds. Here is one budgie that matters a lot to a certain person.

Photo © Dorothy Ad on tumblr

"However, you cannot change the past. So focus on the future and look around. I have got myself a budgerigar in order to forget the sad past. Jinjo is sometimes really angry but I think he is still cute."

Photo © Dorothy Ad on tumblr

Jinjo's owner also wrote a "budgie song", from the point of view of the budgie. I think it's nice, it shows how budgies and humans can be good friends.

You take me everywhere anywhere
I’m looking for the great moments
We used to be together
Feather to feather
Even bad days were better
Take me back to the time
When we used to spend time together
Don’t let go that won’t heal wounds better
You make rain a sunny weather
If there were a time machine
I would go back to the past
To relive all the great moments with you
Words don’t draw pictures
The fact is that I see you
What I see in you, that I love you
Faith is a light
I would love to hug you so tight that you’d forget your grief
Loving is easier than trusting

Here's a video of Jinjo playing in his little house :)