Our nine (yes, really!) budgies live in a homemade cage in our mudroom; we’re actually well advanced in building a new, larger cage as the existing cage was originally built to be home to just five budgies. As I’ve written about here before, our female, Milly, and an unidentified partner, managed to provide us with four more baby budgies last year.
On Sunday the mudroom got a much needed clean and the boys let the birds out for a fly. They don’t really fly so much as winging their way from perch to perch, including the boys themselves.
There was a bit of tension at first, as older son is always good at getting the birds to come to him, but a big smile broke out when youngest son also had success. Yes, we are the crazy bird people, but they are rather lovely, especially when the boys have time to interact with them like this.