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My kids are chicken

Ok, ok, they are not chicken. They are parakeets or, as they call them in their vaterland, budgies. But those two fellas, called Žiga and Žaga, really chicken out way too easily for my own personal taste. Ok, I know that budgies lose their fear of people only if have just one (not working for me, I want those birds to have proper company) and if you really try to "domesticate" them, which is not my intention.
Anyway, their cage is always open, they can fly around as much as they want - and they do a lot of that - and to give them some extra playground, we've hung a branch above the cage. They've had one for 5 years now and they just nibbled all the tiny parts away. So, last weekend, while doing Castles, we found something that could replace their old playground.

Alas......... they got all hysterical and stayed in the cage for the whole damned week, didn't even want to show their beaks out of the cage and issuing terrified looks to the branch up above. 'Till tonight. They finally got out of the cage, of course, still ignoring the branch, but that's a progress anyway.


Žaga and Žiga, finally out, chirping like mad.

And this is the dreadful thing hanging above their arses.......



What a horror.........

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johnnytobicoke
Apr. 5th, 2008 12:45 am (UTC)
They're certainly beautiful, if-not brave. : )
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
yes, I agree, and I think I don't have them to watch over me LOL so they are okay, they should just accept that dreadful branch a bit easier :)
benthecube
Apr. 5th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
Birds are so funny. They get set in their ways, like old men.
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:02 pm (UTC)
I am still pretty "innocent" when it comes ot old men, but these birds are peculiar :)
inbhirnis
Apr. 5th, 2008 01:25 am (UTC)
If you let them fly free around the place, don't they poop all over your furniture?
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
no, because they only land on the cage and on that branch (used to, at least...). an occasional tiny little dropping can easily be removed from the wall. obviously, they do their business even when flying around. LOL
inbhirnis
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:06 pm (UTC)
That's good to hear - I'd be worried about visiting your place if there was a chance of getting poop in my hair... ;-)
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
you can always wear a swimming cap or hat or whatever LOL
pharmbear
Apr. 5th, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC)
The one time I visited Barcelona, I saw cages of birds whilst walking down the Ramblas. I can't remember if they were these birds but I think they were. You generally won't see things like that here. It was very cool.
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 04:03 pm (UTC)
I know quite a few people with tiny little creatures like that at home. they really bring some extra life into your home.
bygbrat
Apr. 5th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
very cute! love the branch! :)
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 05:13 pm (UTC)
you do..... they don't........
bygbrat
Apr. 5th, 2008 05:34 pm (UTC)
awwww, have you tried a real tree like a ficus maybe?

paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 06:12 pm (UTC)
they need something above their "house", they're used to having something there. and I can hardly put a pot there. imagine the panic LOL
bygbrat
Apr. 5th, 2008 10:45 pm (UTC)
ah, well if that is the requirement then i think you've done an excellent job!
paterson_si
Apr. 5th, 2008 10:46 pm (UTC)
they just need a few more days :)
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