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My Feathered Friends: Albert the Second and Victoria

7 Apr
Albert the Second, swinging, with Victoria looking on

Albert the Second, swinging, with Victoria looking on

Readers of this blog will be familiar with our little white dog, Chicki.

I wonder how many are aware of the other members of our extended family…

Meet Albert the Second and Victoria!

Albert the Second is our newest addition.

Months ago, Albert -our original budgerigar- passed away, leaving behind his blue-feathered partner, Victoria. We knew for certain that she was quite young: about three. And it seemed unthinkable that she would be left alone.

So, when the opportunity to provide her with a friend came along, we made our choice.

Enter Albert the Second!

He’s a handsome fellow. His yellow and green plumage compliment his blue cere and dark eyes that are bright with intelligence.

They spend part of each day outside, where the sounds of other birds keep them company. A pair of Spotted Doves seems to have befriended them, visiting quite often. I like to watch this through the window.  Unfortunately, though, the native Noisy Miners seem quite aggressive, often dive-bombing their cage. It’s  a stark reminder that these modern, professionally-bred budgerigars would never survive in the wild.

Still, our little feathered friends seem quite happy with their lot. One of their favourite activities is to hang on to the swing while someone pushes it high. They are just like children. 🙂

In case you’re wondering, Chicki and the budgies get on just fine!

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