Sunday, November 25, 2012

Budgie and Ringneck Parakeet (video)

That is a chubby budgie! :3

Not entirely sure if it's safe to put these two together, but in the video they seem to be friends. Maybe because they're on neutral territory?

Blog has a new look!

Photo © frostie123 on deviantart

 So now I've chosen a new look for my blog. I hope it's not too confusing for anyone. I like it because it allows more space for pictures and it gives a nice overview of recent posts.

My old categories (poll, budgie of the month, blog archive, etc.) are still there. Just hover your cursor to the right edge of the screen and they should appear. If you have any questions or comments, you're always welcome to contact me.

 Take care, and I wish you and your budgies all a nice Sunday evening! :)

Budgies don't share food!

Photo © arkytaka
Yes, it's the one thing budgies will always fight for... food! Especially snacks like millet or a piece of fruit.

How to prevent a food fight in the cage (in case you've got some hot-headed hungry birds like I do!)
  • Place enough food trays (not too close to each other). Ideally, there should be one small food tray for every budgie in the cage.
  • Fill up the food trays equally (so that there isn't one that looks "better" than the rest)
  • Refill the food trays according to the number of budgies you own (so if you suddenly own four of them, the food trays can be empty really quickly!). This may be a bit exaggerated, but budgies really eat almost all the time!
  • Provide enough snacks: I found out that one cracker for four budgies is not enough! But you can also play it smart by placing an extra perch under the cracker, so there is one budgie who can eat the cracker from the bottom. 
  • Place little fruit bits in different places: I also found out that two pieces of carrots are not enough for four budgies! Budgies are more likely to fight about fruit because we give them little pieces (we can't put a whole apple or pear in there). Ideally, there should be one bit of fruit for every budgie in the cage.
Conflicts in the cage create can be stressful for your budgies. Conflicts are more likely to occur if you own at least one female bird. Female budgies like to think that all the food belongs to them. Whenever my Isla gets hungry, all she has to do is walk over to the food tray (where Frodo is already eating), and Frodo just jumps out of the way! 

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Afternoon in Kotarou (video)

Two Japanese budgies are having a conversation... :)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Budgie of the Month: Sven

I found some videos about a budgie called Sven... I wanted to upload all the videos from Youtube, because they're all cute :D I especially like the one with Sven bathing in the komatsuna leaves :)

P.S. Since I'm a bit late with my "Budgie of the Month" anyway, the title goes out to Sven... he deserves it!