My name is Irene and I live together with eight budgies (two of them chicks) in Winterthur, Switzerland. I have kept budgies since I was thirteen years old. I got my first budgie (Züsi) as a present from my primary school teacher at the time. She lived alone for about a year, after which we got her a second budgie called Cäsi. Unfortunately, Cäsi went blind after a short time and in a night fright he flew into a box wall and broke his neck. After that we got Päuli. Züsi died after Päuli, as we had to put her to sleep due to a broken wing. If I had had more experience at that time and had gone to a better vet, I might have been able to help her better, but you never know. After Züsi we bought Schwänli. She stayed by my side for twelve years until I had to put her to sleep last year on her birthday (1 April) at the age of twelve. At the age of 11 she had a laying disease. She has never made any effort to breed, but since I moved out of home about three years ago and increased the number of budgies from 2 to 6, she probably got into the breeding mood. The egg-laying operation gave her one more year with her partner Peterli. In March 2023 I started a personal heart project and began breeding with two pairs. The breeding was preceded by intensive research. Unfortunately, a breeding with one pair had to be aborted because the pair did not get along. However, the second breeding was successful and since the beginning of last week I am now the grandmother of two budgie chicks..
My general hobbies besides budgies are travelling, reading, origami, gaming, knitting, crocheting, writing, painting and Scotland.
I look forward to a lively exchange.
From left to right: Müggli,Houdini, Schwänli, Peterli, Loki and Sternli.
The current parents are Peterli (middle) and Hedwig (not in the picture above), but following in the picture below:
Peterli, the proud father