||1.5 years old|
||Perth, Western Australia, Australia|
Sonny Davies. We brought him home when he was only a few weeks
old and he has been our favorite son and grandson since. He was the runt of
the clutch and his nicknames include Sonny Sunshine, Zonny and "kitten". He
is very loving and placid and enjoys cuddles, kisses and belly rubs. I
remember the day I brought him home, what a sweet baby he was. He was running
around and chirping in his little cardboard box and it melted my heart. He
bonded immediately with his big brother Tanjiro when I introduced him to his
new home. Tanjiro fed him, preened him and looked after him. Sonny is tiny
compared to his big brother, an English budgie, but what he lacks in size he
makes up for in mischief, making us chase him around the house, shredding the
sheets of newspaper placed under the indoor clothesline and zooming up and down the hall!
Sonny has had a lot of health issues including mites, asthma and pneumonia,
but he still keeps going. He just finished a long course of antibiotics after
a relapse and is doing well. He still has breathing problems but my sweet
little guy will be ok.
Sonny is a darling baby who loves a cuddle, kiss and belly rub. He has been
known to snuggle in pajama pockets and robe pockets. He likes to lie on his
back in our hands and let us kiss and rub his little tummy. He gets his
kitten nickname because he acts a lot like one, snuggling up to us and
letting us stroke his fluffy feathers.
He's been known to guard his big seed block in his cage, which we call his
"belly" (like Disco the parakeet saying "gotta get that belly"). We can no
longer find tiny seed bells so we get him a big block and he sits on it and
goes off at anyone putting their hand near it like "that's MAH belly!"
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