Thursday, July 2, 2009
This morning, Jeff and I woke up to a call from the lady at the pet store. She told us that something had happened with the cockatiels and that the baby cockatiel we've been waiting for was fine but that it's mother could no longer take care of it. She also told us that she also wouldn't be able to take care of it. So Jeff and I decided to put on our "parenting" gear and try to take care and hand feed this tiny little baby. I had chosen the name Bonkers a month before when we first decided to get this little baby. I was hoping, however, to get him a little older. When we first arrived at the pet store we headed straight to the back where the birds are to see if we could see our new little one. The lady encharge of the pet store met up with us with a small ziploc bag box. Inside the box was our sweet little Bonkers. I can say that when I first saw him I knew that I wanted him and would do my best to take care of him. I have learned just in the hours that we've had him that I know I have lots of maternial instincts kick in and I've learned alot. I know it's an amazing feeling to look down at something so sweet and innocent, and to have it look back up at you with wonder and trust. It's lots of responsibilty, but there's lots of love behind it. I'm so glad to have Bonkers in our lives and I'm glad that I get this oppertunity to take care of him. Hand feeding him is a challenge, but I'm so glad that he's so happy when it's "food time". I love watching him just sit in his little box as he looks up at me, with trust and I look down at him in awe. Jeff and I are glad for Bonkers, and we look forward to watching him grow and becoming a great friend and "kid".
Posted by LeMiece at 10:40 PM
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Wednesday, June 17 we lost our little bird, Gus-Gus. We was a sweet little bird with lots of energy, love and spunk. He loved playing with his toys and his best friend, Darla. He and Darla would do tricks in their cage, kiss and groom each other and had fun sliding down their cage. We bought him from a pet store in Provo, where I fell in love with his beautiful eyes. He was the only "brave" bird as the others in the pet store would hide in the back, Gus-Guss, on the other hand, would stay up in the front and just eat and look up at me, with those beautiful black eyes that seemed to say "love me, take me home". So of course I brought this sweet little budgie home with me. Gus-Gus will be greatly missed. We are sad that he lived a short life, but glad he had a happy life. We love you, Gus-Gus, We miss you and we look forward to seeing you again, in the next life.
Posted by LeMiece at 8:24 PM
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Spike is by far our oldest bird. He has beautiful blue feathers and is a very handsome bird. He has a sweet little chirp and has a fun personality when he wants to show it. He has mites so we keep him and his cage mate, Ducky, isolated from the rest of the birds. He enjoys time out of the cage and spends lots of it under my computer desk.
Posted by LeMiece at 2:02 PM
Named after the Land Before Time character, Ducky is full of personality. She’s what I would call a personality plus. Ducky likes playing with toys, her favorite treat is apple sauce, with no sugar. She loves looking at herself in the mirror and trying to play with Spike. She is currently being isolated due to the fact that her cage mate has mites so we keep them separate from the other birds until the mites clear up. Ducky loves spending time outside of her cage and is a fun little explorer when she wants to be.
Posted by LeMiece at 1:59 PM
Petrie is the most wild of all of our birds. He doesn’t like to be handled in any way. He’s a tough guy, but does have a sweet side to him. He loves being loved by Drusilla and lets her give him baths hourly. He is a fun little bird to watch and can be quite the show off bird. He is very entertaining and is a complete wild child. He likes to run and hide and is very fast. If he doesn't want to be caught he probably won't be.
Posted by LeMiece at 1:54 PM
What is there to say about Darla? A whole lot!!! She is a complete sweetie. She is so adorable and cute. The thing that attracted Jeff to Darla was the fact that she has a trick. She likes to hang upside down and do little tricks and acrobatics. She’s a sweet little budgie and is full of personality. She is so sweet and has a very unique chirp. She is fun to cuddle with and watch. She does lots of fun little tricks as she plays on the dome of her cage.
Posted by LeMiece at 1:49 PM