Monday, November 30, 2015

November Beak Box haul

Here is another order that I received a little while ago, but didn't get to take picture of and post about until tonight (but at least this time, I had opened the box before).

Beak Box...what is that? It is a monthly bird toy subscription. It's been around for a few months but I didn't join in until either late in October or earlier this month.

Danita from Things for Wings is behind it, and given how much the flock likes her toys, I figured why not give this a try for a few months. It is rather convenient, describe likes and dislikes of the flock and see what will happen. I generally like surprises (if they are pleasant in nature) and was happy with my first Beak Box.

 (This is the inside view of the pouch posted in the previous picture)

For anyone who is interested in subscribing, the link is below. Note that if you do not wish to continue, you need to ensure you cancel. We went with the second package, given the number of birds that live here and their sizes.

Oliver's Garden 2015 Fall SWS order

About two weeks ago, I received my box containing toys purchased from Oliver's Garden during the Fall 2015 Sidewalk Sale. Uncharacteristically, I kept the box closed up until tonight - I guess we can blame the addition of a new kitten to the family, as well as things picking up at work giving me things to think about.

This wasn't a particularly large order, and it was mostly of items that are favorites around here. I stocked up on Chunky Monkeys (in medium size) and got a couple of Rainbow Trouts.

These items are meant for the smaller Pois and should keep them busy for a while.


I believe she was trying to get to that lonely green wooden piece on the swing.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

On the move


Rock on!

Well, he's really preening, but with that foot right up in the air and his head down, how could I resist the title?

Saturday, November 28, 2015


She makes me smile!


A rare picture of Pixel where she isn't doing one of the following things - yawning or scratching her own head.


It's impossible for him not to look cute.


I love this picture, his pose makes it.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Throwback Thursday

Today's TBT picture is of Petey (as I found the blog was a lacking some Petey pictures lately). It was taken in May 2009 and is one of my favourite pictures of Petey.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


Just love his colours!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Wet birds

More than half of the birds decided to take baths on Saturday, under their own free will and in their water bowls. The result was birds with varying degrees of being wet. (Note: the pictures were taken with my cell phone, so quality isn't the greatest.)


Léa's baths are a messy affair; while she ever only manages to get her head wet (and even this isn't truly drenched), it is an entirely different story for her cage and the floor around her cage...those two things get soaked.


He's always been pretty good at getting wet. If I mist him, his whole body gets wet easily. But when it is as a result of him taking a bath, he pretty much only gets his belly.


I have a feeling she may have gotten the ball rolling for taking a bath that day. Her face and belly were pretty wet, and it looked like the top of her head had been more wet at one point, but was drying off.


She was the one who remained the most wet. The feathers on her belly were properly drenched and so was the top of her head (which doesn't really show in this picture).

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Step up?

Shade and Léa, showing that they are ready to step up.

Monday, November 16, 2015

Sunday, November 15, 2015

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sweet Zuri

Such an adorable pose!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Saturday pictures

All taken with my cell, sorry for the so-so quality, especially for the pictures of Joey and Petey, which were taken once the sun went down and we had to resort to artificial lighting.

Friday, November 6, 2015

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Throwback Thursday

I always enjoy looking at older pictures of the birds, and thought it might be good to share one once in a while. We will see if I will keep this up every Thursday, or every other Thursday.

Today's picture was taken almost eight years ago to the day. It was taken on November 8, 2007. Shade was just over a year and half at the time.

It is one of my favourite pictures of her, ever, and I'm sad I don't appear to have kept a high resolution version of the picture.

Monday, November 2, 2015