So, Christmas is less than 2 weeks away and it's go go go around here.
We are quite certain this is Moonie's first Christmas. We cannot nail down his age exactly but do know he's not a year old yet. Does he know what Christmas is? Probably not exactly but I do think they feel the energy about this time of the year. Take Misfit (our other Budgie) as an example. Every Christmas season, she spends about 2 weeks waking up at 4:30am on her own, ringing her bell and wanting to get up. And right after New Years, she goes back to her old routine of sleeping in until 7am. What's up with those 2 weeks?
How will it be with Moonie? I guess we will see.
The past couple weeks he's been getting a feel for it; he's been exploring the decorated living room and placed here and there for my own personal entertainment. Why not? It's good interaction for him and I, and I can take some festive pics with my boy in the meantime. Moonie just might make a personal Christmas card one year. He's one easy going bird and mostly goes with the flow.
Other than that, he's just doing his thing... eating, sleeping, and squawking like Budgies do, and his time with Misfit is an adventure on it's own. You never know how she's going to be with him. One day okay, another day she's back to her aggressive self. I still believe they are good for each other as company, even in separate cages, but side by side. Moonie really wants to be her friend and he mimics her at times. When she eats, he eats. When she plays, he plays. He seldom touches his mineral block unless he sees Misfit pecking at hers'. And if I move Misfit from their area as she likes to sit on the kitchen table, he gets quite antsy and vocal until she comes back to the top of the fridge with him. Moonie doesn't seem to care much about being on the table with the kitchen window to look out of... unless Misfit is on the table with him. It's funny really. I mean, Misfit can be pretty aggressive to him but he still wants to be around her. And while Misfit can be the total b*tch, if I move Moonie out to the living room with me, she too will get quite vocal in his absence. And Moonie hears Misfit's calls, and suddenly he wants little to do with me and to return back to his cage. Silly birds.
Well, here's some photos of late, enjoy...
There is a noticeable size difference with these two and I say Moonie is poking fun at Misfit with his "Who's the fat birdy in the house?" pose.
One of their more peaceful moments.
Moonie exploring the Christmas tree for the very first time. He moved around the inside of the tree and popped his head out here and there. The lights do not get hot in case someone wondered.
A close up of a cute moment.
I do wonder what he thinks of all the different shaped/sized and colored ornaments?
He's our little boy and we love him.