Yesterday Lemon went to the vet (without Sweetie! ) to get a manicure. Everything went lovely. It's interesting actually seeing the trust build in the bond with your budgie; when I had to catch her to put in the travel cage, she just chirped at me her NO! chirp and casually avoided me rather than the previous freaking out and getting desperate to avoid my hands. She also didn't bite me when I caught her! A very good girl indeed.
The vet said she was just gorgeous, a perfect example of a healthy mature female... except for the chubbiness. She's gone down in weight though, down to 46 grams from I believe 48, but the vet would like her to be more around 43. We will try. I'm sure everyone here can understand the whole 'budgies love food' issue, haha. The vet recommended red bell pepper, chia seeds, peeled cucumber, and as much carrot as I can get into her. She also said to be very careful about possible eggs
It was very endearing though when we came home and Lems heard Sweetie singing and started calling to him right away... the moment she was freed from the travel cage they were together, Sweetie preening her, her cheeping to him about the entire thing.
How sweet! Your vet's advice makes me a happy because my Rio loves carrots! So at least I know I'm doing something right for her! I'm glad to hear Lemon's visit went well....you're such a good budgie mom!