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Old 08-28-2016, 01:19 PM
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Smile Help name these foster budgies!

These two foster budgies were named after volunteers for the parrot rescue and one of them is named after me, so they definitely need new names! I'm told that they hadn't learned their names, so changing them is fine. They are bonded and will almost certainly be adopted as a pair, so the names need to sound good together! All suggestions very welcome, though Sister 1 has informed me that her name might be Lily. Here are some pictures of them:

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Simon trying to make friends with them:



They are both nice birds. They are very sweet together and a lot of fun to watch and listen to, even in a new home. Sister 2 seems a bit more confident--she's more likely to do something like go visit Simon on her own. She's also a budding gymnast, even more than the average budgie. Sister 1, despite having some of her flight feathers clipped, likes to fly laps around my very large bedroom with cathedral ceilings.... They are both much more confident about exploring their surroundings and playing with toys than I'm used to with new budgies, perhaps because they have each other.

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Old 08-28-2016, 02:02 PM
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Oh, they are beautiful! Like little flowers

Lily is a wonderful name for the first girl, and I think her sister should be named Calla
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Old 08-28-2016, 02:04 PM
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Your new foster girls are real cuties! My first thought was Lily and Lucy.
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Old 08-28-2016, 03:27 PM
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I think they're both beautiful! Their colors really remind me of herbs or plants . Especially Sage for one. Or Thyme, Rosemary, Willow, Fern, Olive?
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How about Lily and Tilly.
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Ohhhh, I like Lily and Fern.
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Old 08-29-2016, 12:52 PM
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I think Julie had some great suggestions! Their colours remind me of shrubby tundra or something like that. Maybe Tundra? (I'm so creative ) They are beautiful girls!
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Old 08-29-2016, 02:01 PM
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Thank you all! A decision has been made. They loved the names that gave a nod to their their lovely coloring, but were concerned about being confused with something edible, particularly if they are listed for adoption as, oh, Sage and Rosemary. They seriously considered Fern and Olive and Fern and Lilly (both names of lovely plants). Once Sister 2 found out that "Calla" means "beautiful", however, she chose that. She was quite emphatic about it. She says we can also call her Callie if we want something a little less grown up sounding. They are very happy that I have stopped calling them collectively "The Girls", as in "Good morning, Girls, did you sleep well?" They never knew which one should answer.
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I'm glad Calla has decided on a name! Has the first sister picked one out officially yet?
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Oh, yes, she stuck with Lilly!
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