||Four months old|
husband and I can't own a dog where we live, so we got these little budgies
to keep us company. We were amazed at how clever and friendly they are. Horus
is a blue and gold parakeet, and this is Boomer, our white and blue pied
We got Boomer after we realized how social Horus was and felt bad leaving him
home alone all day. It was love at first sight. They can't stand to be
separated (although they won't take a good picture together)! They spend most
of their time cuddling, preening each other, playing with their toys together,
and occasionally fighting over who gets to sit in the swing. It's pretty funny
when they both squeeze in together. Neither talks yet, but Horus is eight months
old, and he imitates our cellphones. Boomer isn't quite tamed yet, and doesn't
really talk, but we are sure he will when he is older. He is too young for us
to tell gender yet, but think of him as a boy.
Boomer is a sweet bird and he and Horus always entertain us with their antics.
Their favorite things are millet spray, getting spritzed with warm water, and
watching their favorite shows, "House," and "Lost." They personally think the
island in "Lost" is run by a group of super-smart parakeets - they are stranded
near Australia, you know!
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