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Finchey and Mollie

I just wanted to post about Finchey and Mollie our two finches. Finchey was found in someone’s garden nearly dead we took him and fed him and gave him water. With the way he was acting we didn’t think he would make it to the morning but he did. We read online that they hate being on their own so, we went got him a friend Mollie. they weren’t even in the age 20s and they were busy. That was about 3 months ago. They are now sat in their nest box sitting on 4 or 5 chicks as we know the eggs have hatched we just can’t get in to see them probably but I am going to post some pictures below of the chicks and Mollie and Finchey. We still not decided what we are going to do with the chicks. I want to keep them but my partner thinks we should rehome as we already got enough as with the finches we also have 7 cockatiels.

My Cockatiels

I am going to start writing update blogs on my 6 cockatiels. We have 2 females and 4 Males. Below we have Lou and Lola

Lou and Lola are husband and wife who have so, far had 8 children but we have only kept some of them. Lola has laid another egg so; we are just waiting to see what happens as she may lay more. So, there should be many updates. Lou and Lola are about 5 years old we don’t know their age as, we got them from a pet shop.  If you take Lou away from Lola or the other way round they just shout for each other.

Their first child they had was…………………………………………………

Boo is 3 years old he hatched on the 31st August. He was the only egg to make it. So, we kept him. He has a few nicknames like beardy boo, boo boo, little man for just a few. His favourite food is corn flakes and parsley.

 After boo we have Sheldon who sadly past away after the big adventure he went on. So, here is a picture of him and his story.]

Sheldon was only 6 months old when he escaped out of the door he flew from Pitsea and was found a couple of days later in Billericay. We were so happy to get him back but 2 months later we found him at the bottom of the cage he was only 8 months old. We miss him so much. He would of been 2. 3 this year. After he hatched Nibbles hatched

Nibbles was a pearly boy when he was born he now looks like his dad as; you can see from the photo above. This is because male pearls lose their pearl markings. Nibbles is named Nibbles because he loves to nibble whatever he can get hold of. When he was little my partner was listening to music and wondered why it had suddenly stop this is because Nibbles had chewed through his headphone wire. I still find it funny now. Nibbles loves his cornflakes and everything else he can chew up. After Nibbles was born came Star

Star had to be recused twice when she was born once when she was hatching as she got stuck and the second time when Lou and Lola had problems feeding them all. Nibbles and Sheldon were hungry babies. My partner hand fed star and now she is the most loving bird. She loves to be cuddled and get a few scratches to her head. Which she can be sat on the other side of the cage and you can call her over and she will come running just so, you can scratch her head. She is a very karm little birdy. The final cockatiel we have is Mr Pippa

We got him after him to cheer me up. I have always wanted a white face. He did have pearl markings but being a male he lost them. He is not very friendly but will visit me when I have Boo and Nibbles with me. Mr Pippa hasn’t had the best starts in life. Few months ago we nearly lost him. The vets gave us a 1% chance of him living he had a massive infection. He had lost a lot of blood. We were allowed to take him home the next day as he had picked up. The main reason we know he was ill he allowed us to pick him up and cuddle him. When we got him home we gave him his medication which he didn’t like but that evening he had a stroke. The vets told us to watch him and to carry on with is medication and hopefully the loss of movement in one foot and eye would come back. I got to say if you saw him now you would think nothing has happened to him. He is back to his normal mischiefs self and I wouldn’t change him for the world.

That’s is all the cockatiels we have now but there is one girl I have not told you about and it’s were are love for cockatiels come from and that’s from this little girl

She stole are hearts from the first day we brought her home. When we got her we were told she was a rescue from a house fire and couldn’t be told how old she was. We were happy to give her a forever home even if was just for two years when she was taken away from us. She sadly died boxing day 2011 in the worst way. We know she wasn’t well before this and had taken her to a vet at the time we couldn’t find an avian vet they gave her baytrl at the wrong dosage but we were too upset at the time to do anything. It’s horrible how she went she was in my partner’s hands when she just exploded. The vet didn’t even get a chance to look at her. Since then every boxing day we let a balloon off in her memory full of bird seed so, she also feeds the wild life. I miss her so much. I know can eat all my dinner without any arguments or without having to bin it because she has either sat in it or pooed in it. R.I.P little yellow angel and also R.I.P Sheldon you are both missed very badly.

Well that is my cockatiels my lovely babies who I couldn’t live without. Hope you enjoyed getting to know them if you want to know any more please leave comments below

Colchester Zoo

On Friday 30th October me, Hannah, my partner, Mum and Dad went for a day trip at Colchester zoo. It was amazing day. We only missed out a couple of animals. We paid for are tickets online so we got to pick them up and then skip the queues to get in. We always seem to enjoy going to the zoo.  At the bottom I will post pictures for you all to see and I hope you enjoy them. I especially enjoyed feeding the parakeets some nectar and getting up close with them. We also got to feed elephants which was good to. we really enjoyed our day. Please enjoy the photos below

Sickness, Shopping and tiredness

So, people last time I did a blog was Throw back Thursday and its now Saturday I am going to apologize for this as I haven’t been well. On Thursday I went Christmas shopping with my mum and her friend Emma. It was a good day but we had a German sausage for lunch and i started feeling sick after eating it. After shopping I went back to mum’s for dinner . When I got home I wrapped his presents up and let the birds out. At about 8pm I started feeling really ill and had a headache so decided to call it a night so, I put the birds to bed and got into bed myself. isn’t great though when your on your own you hear every bang? so, it wakes you up.

 

Friday I woke up at 9am so I must have needed the sleep I got I spent my morning doing housework even though I wasn’t feeling too great. I manged to have about an hour sit down before going to pick Mia up from school and taking her home. After taking her home I went to Aldi to get a few bits and to get my dinner from the takeaway as I was in no mood to cook. When I got home I let the birds have a fly before we went to bed as I wasn’t feeling my self in fact i felt worse. During the night I was woken up by pain in my back and when this happens the only thing to help is a Wheaties bags one I lay on and one on my stomach. I am not to sure what the stomach one does but if I don’t do it the pain don’t go. While I was waiting for my Wheaties bags to do in the microwave I was sick and the pain went a little. I manged to get back to sleep.

 

Today I have been out getting the rest of Davids Christmas presents which I am hoping he will like. I have also watched a couple of Christmas films started of with the Santa clause 2 then Santa clause 3. I have also done some crocheting and come up with this so far

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Lola and my crocheting project

Hope you can see it in that picture would taken a new one but crocheting is in the living room and I am in bed while I am writing this blog. I have also done a little bit more to that granny square I am turning it into a massive blanket :). Well as you have seen not been to the gym and I will not be going until Monday but not for the xmas group cycling I have cancelled that but will still be doing my group cycling on Tuesday 🙂 Blogs will be up as normal from tomorrow unless I am ill that’s the only time one will be missed so until then Night everyone