On Friday my aunt left her two budgies Lenny (blue) and Luna (albino) in my care.
They're in their seperate cage to my two babies and I let them crawl around seperated a bit frist to see if they accept each other. After a while I let them all out and it looks like they're getting along rather well! Which is nice.
With Lenny, Mila has someone to fly with, and since Luna isn't much of a flyer either Lenny and Mila went crazy on their first flight together, it was cute to watch!
Lenny is fine, even if his tail feathers are a bit... damaged.
I was told that he was stepped on while he was still a baby, when the pet store he lived at was robbed. Lenny was the only animal left at the store, and the owner gave him to my aunt.
Lenny lived alone at my aunts for quite some time. He picked up some human speech as well. He's really into humans.
Then my aunt brought Ludwig as playmate for Lenny, they told me they didn't get along so I took Ludwig over (without fly ability and a runny nose...)
Now it seems like Ludwig and Lenny are getting along well!
Alright. Now to start with the troublesome baby...
I am worried about Luna. My Ludwig can't fly well as you all know, but with Luna it's a whole different story. She flies, but she seems to not be able to controll where she's going. She's the first one to fly to high and severel times hit the cieling (lightly) she seems to know she wants to land on the rope, but before she reaches it she makes a 180° turn and lands in the curtains again. Her flying sounds like hovering, it's enough to reach height (Ludwig just gently flies downwards, he can't get height). When I open the doors, Lenny is glad to get out and fly around and just enjoy outside time on branches and ropes with the others... Luna... Luna stays inside and swings (SHE CAN SWING HERSELF!) and eats... she eats very slowly so it seems like she eats all day. The way she eats worries me as well... She just pecks at air, gets her beak down and grinds it through the bowl till a corn gets stuck. At least it seems that way to me. I think she might be blind.
She won't react to your finger unless you touch her and she notices it's there. The way she's flying kinda confused also seems like she's blind... My aunt says there's no way because she eats? But she might simply know where the branches and food bowl are inside the cage...
Oh right, I meant to ask for Lunas gender. Her name will stay Luna since she... belongs to a 7 year old child...
After my aunts family left I checked on them more clearly. Lenny is fine. But Luna had one nostrill completly shut.. You can see it on the picture above, it's filled with orange. I took some warm water and a Q-Tip and peted it a bit. he was a brave little angel and let me take care of her. I also trimmed her claws a bit and tried to clean her feathers. Is it normal that white ones appear yellow? I am worried it's from to much cigarette smoke... I'm so glad I get to take care of these babies the next 3 weeks while my aunts family is on holiday, but I'll have to give them back...
Luna has her eyes closed a lot, and she won't open her beak, She doesn't seem to accept any greens from me either, while Lenny eats them like a maniac. That's another thing that I think she's blind, she doesn't see them infront of her... so she just kinda ignores it.
I tried to clean her a bit with warm water, since she also doesn't seem to like baths.
Another thing that really worries me is her pooper. When she came over I noticed poop hanging from it and I cleaned it with a bit warm water. ... Sadly a lot of feathers seem to be missing already.
My aunt said, don't let Luna fly, she's to stupid for it. She won't talk either, she's pretty much just a plastic bird.
She was at my place for a few hours and she did trill a bit! It sounded like she's being strangled though, a kind of scream coming in waves.
She was outside a bit, I made sure the curtains are closed so she wouldn't hit the window, but she kept hanging in them until she reached the ropes. Then she was chill and the others said hi. Mila tried to show her dominance and pecked a bit at her, Luna reacted late and just randomly pecked at the air... another factor for me thinking she's blind...
She only weights 30 gramm, Ludwig packs 36 gram, the other two are to afraid of the scale.
She IS a lot smaller than Ludwig though.
I think I said enough for now. I will make sure to give these two a good vacation over here. They have a lot more room to fly, and maybe with a bit practise Luna will do a bit better as well.