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Not Doing Well…

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Well, my goal of finishing my new page for healthy foods for birds isn’t going well. Real life gets to you sometimes and it’s a bit hard to get things done when you are constantly busy. I’ll just have to try to squeeze it into my busy schedule, and set aside some more time for the birds because I haven’t been sticking to giving them a healthy diet lately.

This morning though I’ll be making them a really yummy meal which will probably include some new things they haven’t try before. I was planning on mixing in some hard-boiled eggs, but that idea quickly faded away as I realized there were no eggs left.

What I’m thinking of putting in are some frozen veggies (Corn, Peas, & Carrots), apples, pears, blackberries, green peppers, red peppers, and oranges. Then I will probably add in a teaspoon of Clay-Cal, some Wheat Germ and maybe some crushed oyster shells. It will all depend on what I have available though.

Eggs!

Out of those ingredients, they haven’t yet tried:

  • Corn
  • Peas
  • Pears
  • Blackberries
  • Oranges

Hopefully their curiosity will get the better of them and they will try out some of the new things I’ll be offering.

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Winter Still Hasn’t Given Up!

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Down here where I live the snow is still around, and it has already been 20 days since Spring started! I wonder if the cold will ever give up, but since the weather has been nicer lately, I’ve been less worried. Today though it was so cold out I had to come back in from lunch recess because my sweater wasn’t warm enough. I was wondering how the birds were doing back home, they are lucky to have heat and insulation. 🙂

Now that spring is here, I’m already getting into the mood. I can’t wait for the grass to start turning green and the leaves to come back. It has been a while since I’ve seen the bright green woods and colorful flowers hanging off of our porch. Hopefully this year our garden will be more fertile and get us some yummy veggies for my first batch of chop.

From where I’m sitting now I can see out at our lawn and it doesn’t look very spring-like just yet. There are still bits of snow left, and the trees are only just starting to bud.

Writing about all this is giving me so many great ideas for spring activities this year. I can’t wait for summer either, I’m planning on making a Summer-Bucket-List for me to finish before school starts again. I might even post about some of the things that I decide to do here.

Indecisive

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(I was meaning to post this about 5 days ago, but for some reason it never published.)

A couple of days ago I noticed that there was something weird-looking on Koko’s face. I was actually really worried that there might be something wrong, but after I looked again I knew what it was. Once I checked, I found that Koko had gone out of condition because her cere was getting clear. The brown crusty part was falling off, but the funny thing about it was that only half of it was clear! Her other half was still the brown crustiness that it usually is. She is a very indecisive girl. She doesn’t know if she wants to be in or out of breeding condition.

Her cere is still like that now, and I’m wondering if the other half will eventually come off or the clear side will go back into breeding condition. I’m trying to remember if I’ve ever seen her out of condition, but as far as I can remember; she hasn’t. Well, since we owned her anyway.

Shopping Spree!

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I was meaning to post about this yesterday, but I forgot. Anyways, today while I was away with my family we dropped in at the pet store and I couldn’t resist getting anything for the birds. I’m glad I did, because while I was searching through all the merchandise I spotted this:

Living World Clay-Cal

I checked to make sure it was the product that I was looking for, and I snatched it up without a second thought. The smaller one’s price was $14.76, so it wasn’t all that bad. I was surprised to find it at this particular store, they usually never have any specific type of product that I’m searching for. Except of course the ones that I already purchased in the past.

If you haven’t heard of Clay-Cal before, you can read a little bit about it here and here.

Clay-cal is supposed to be a digestive aid and helps maintain healthy bones. This stuff can also safely pass through their systems while picking up the extra junk in their systems like bacteria and other impurities. It also has extra calcium for healthier bones, and the charcoal in it also helps with digestion.

Mine came with a pamphlet inside that provided lots of information about the benefits of using Clay-Cal, and I can’t wait to try it. I’ll see how it goes over for my budgies and I’ll type up a review as soon as I see the results. 🙂

During my shopping spree at the pet store I also purchased 3 cuttlebone, a mineral block and millet spray. The budgies were all really happy to receive their surprises, and they started digging in right away. I can’t wait to see how they react to the clay-cal.

Some Goodies for the Birds

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Today I decided to make a nice and yummy combination for the birds to eat for dinner to see if they would like to have some. My idea actually worked! They dug right in like champs and stuffed their faces. What I made was a combination of baby spinach, apples, carrots and green peppers for wet food. Then there was another little mixture I made to add to it which contained cinnamon, wheat germ, some seeds, crushed oyster shell and some charcoal. After I mixed the wet food and rinsed it thoroughly I drained it well and mixed it with the dry mixture. I put some in the freezer to save for tomorrow, so they can have it for dinner once again. It has such a strong smell with the cinnamon and green pepper mix, I don’t know what to think of it!

On a side note: Rocky is still doing really good, he is outside more frequently now, and is still behaving very nicely indoors. I’m pretty sure that the new dog house is going to be built soon. Maybe tomorrow we will hear news about it. 🙂

Busy, Busy Bee

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I haven’t done The Cage Chronicles in a while. That is mostly because I have been busy with a lot of school work, along with fund-raising and the Science Fair going on at my school. The birds have been a bit neglected because of this, so I’m going to make a few goodies for them tomorrow and the next to make it up to them. I plan on doing a thorough clean-out of the cage and the area around it so that they can be more comfortable. I’ll also be searching for some new toy ideas, hopefully they will like the ideas I come up with. 🙂

It’s Raining Feathers!

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Updated: September 19, 2011

The birds have been molting on and off for several months now. I wonder when they’ll ever stop. Every time I check, there are more feathers at the bottom of their cage that seem to come out of nowhere! I find them in their food dishes, stuck on cage bars and even sometimes stuck on one of their ceres, like today. Poor Froot Loop looked like a mini Cockatoo with that huge fluffy feather stuck to his head. Sometimes I wonder if they even notice that it’s there until they feel it tickling their nostrils.

Even though there is always a little pile of feathers to clean up, there is an up-side to all of this. The birds get brand new shiny feathers that give them such vibrant plumages, and they grow in other feathers that they might have lost or ruined before their molt. Froot Loop has already grown his tail-feathers back in, and he no longer has a “duck-butt”. They looked a bit scraggly today because he still has to get used to his longer tail, but they are better than nothing.

Like the title suggests, it’s raining feathers here! 🙂

The many feathers that I have collected just this year.