I feel like it's been ages since I've written anything in here...
Lots of stuff has been going on. I finally built my computer (mentioned in a prior entry), I'm still in school (only a few weeks left before registration opens up for spring), and I finally got some English budgies. I can't remember if I mentioned my budgies in this journal, but I've had various feathery faces since I was nine. It's been a long-term wish of mine to have some English budgies and they're even sweeter than I'd originally imagined. ( Here's some pics. )
Alisha and I drove ten hours to get them. I already had Jenna, but getting these guys was a good move as far as she's concerned. She's much calmer than the American budgies and now has some friends more to her speed. I still need to research her original owner--she has a metal band that I should be able to trace her by. I can't remember if the people who partially traded her for a lovebird back when I lived in Colorado Springs said she was 1/4 American or what. She's a touch smaller than the English budgies, but quite a bit larger than the Americans. She's got the big feet and classic feather density, as well as the same eyes. ( Jenna. )
I love her dark amber eyes. Her feathers make her face look a touch grouchy, but she's a sweet bird. :)
I miss doing doll things but all of my money (of late) has gone towards these feathery monsters. I'm hoping to breed each pair once a year and sell a few of their chicks. As far as I know, I'm the only person in Maine with more than a couple of these birds. (Rather, I'm sure other people have them, but I haven't seen any listings for anyone local rehoming chicks. The nearest place is Massachusetts, which is where I went to get these guys.)
Once the weather gets warmer I'm hoping to map out a custom semi-aviary with my landlord Steve. I won't be able to house them outdoors (and wouldn't want to, even if I could) but I'd love a large custom aviary that I could wheel in and out of the house. It'd be nice to sit them out in the sun during the warm months--I've got bulbs that imitate sunlight but nothing beats the real deal as far as birds are concerned. :)