Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Pet Parakeet Update

We've had our parakeets, Roger (green) and Amelia, for about a month now. They're still pretty scared of us, but we're trying to get them used to having us around. (Ignore the wine bottles above, they're used to prop up the branch - we don't have alcoholic 'keets)

We mostly leave the cage open and they stay within a small area of our TV room. They tend to fly back and forth from the sliding glass door and back towards their cage. We made them a tree out of a maple branch too. They love to hang out in there and climb all around it.

They also seem to be getting a little frisky lately. Roger will dance around Amelia and then try to stand on her tale (trying to procreate perhaps?). His dancing is hilarious and I'll try to get it on video. We got them a lot of toys, but they seem to be pretty happy just playing with each other most of the time - preening, fighting, sharing food, etc.

As for eating, they love their seed and their spray millet. We've also given them celery, carrots, spinach, and watermelon which they seemed to love. Cherries are not on their list though. We tried, but they tossed them out of their food bowl.

I'll keep you posted on any new developments.


Larry said...

Glad they're doing well-just try to stay away from the temptation of trying to phish them.

Beth said...

Our babies are the cutest little things.

P. Ollig said...

Our budgies, Harold and Maude, looked exactly like yours. I can still remember watching them preen each other and hearing them trilling and squawking upstairs. They never really enjoyed hanging around with us as much as they did with each other, though. I'm looking forward to reading the future adventures of Roger and Amelia.