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14 October 2013 @ 09:23 am
Budgie is becoming sweet  
I feel bad I didn't work on art at all yesterday. I got so far as opening the files in photoshop but didn't do anything as all kinds of stuff came up. But it was a good day. I caught up online in the morning like I usually do. Chris went off to a job. When I finished and was getting ready to start he called me and told me the plumber was coming over to fix the leak. I know I said I wanted that done but it was short notice so I quickly had to clean up the patio (just move stuff out of the way and sweep) and tidy up the bedroom a bit because I wanted him to check the toilet too. So that took a while. So he arrived and fixed the spigot which was great. It was nice to water the plants without water squirting everywhere. And the type he added is one of those quarter turn ones instead of the round ones. So it's super easy to turn on and off and you know when you're done. The round ones you can't tell. Easier for me since I'm not strong enough to tighten them. So that was good though unexpected and gave me more chores. Then Chris got home early which was nice.

He set up the PS3 in my room because a DA buddy wanted to play Red Dead with me. I prefer the Xbox version but since I have it for both why not. So we gamed for a while and I got pics of her character for her. I had to get off to feed the budgie.
Budgie girl is doing great btw. Once I put her in her new cage she totally changed. Now she's not afraid anymore and is very friendly. She seems to really like the perches though she's still a clumsy baby. I hope she will wean soon but looks like she might since she's already picking up the pellets. So I was feeding and training her and that took some time.
Then Chris and I went out to eat at Ruby Tuesdays. We returned the headset that wasn't working and got an even exchange on it. Then we went to the pet store and bough some pellets and toys for Bullet. Chris thought of the name. We named her Bullet. She was almost Lacey and we had 3 votes for that. Someone on DA also suggested it.

The new headsets worked better. The one we had was defective. It sounded better, it fit my ear better and it even glowed better. Here's an updated pic.



Much brighter and nicer. The Xbox controller doesn't glow as much. So I'm glad and later on Chris will get me my own set in blue. I just wish the cable to the controller was longer because I like to set the controller down and walk around and take photos while I'm playing. So we tested it on Red Dead and it worked. My crappy ones were giving me a hard time though but we got those to work at least. So by the time that was all over it was night time and the day was over. No art.

So today I am making it a priority to work on art AND to get some writing done. I had a strong urge to write I think yesterday and missed that window of opportunity too.

Here's the video of my baby budgie.



Here's hoping I make some progress today. Apart from art I need to get some cleaning done. Now that the hose is fixed perhaps the patio.

Current Mood: Busy
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Sariherecirm on October 14th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, Bullet is adorable - what a lovely video! It's really interesting to see how wobbly she is; I especially liked the part at the beginning, where she was learning how to put her foot behind her wing to scratch. Also the part where she was learning how to climb!

I didn't know that birds would reciprocate grooming, it's so sweet. Her little tongue is just too cute!

Oh, and those headphones look amazing, too. :)
Des: Budgiesthagirion on October 14th, 2013 03:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you. She's turned out to be a very sweet little pet. Yes, birds are much smarter than people realize. Especially parrots. They return affection and are problem solvers. Some species are up there on the intelligence scale along side chimps and dolphins.

I like those headphones. I look forward to getting mine.
actipton80actipton80 on October 14th, 2013 04:08 pm (UTC)
I watched part of that video again this morning. I can't get enough of Bullet. I want to just pick her up and kiss her.

She dis finally get her foot over her back to scratch her head in the video. Then right after that she sneezed.
Des: Gaus my budgiethagirion on October 14th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC)
Yes, when I was showing her the toy. I didn't mention it but she learned. Today she learned to hop on the perch by using her wings to flap. And last night she made it to the top of the cage somehow and was sleeping on a toy near the ceiling. I don't know how she got up there. Aw, I'm glad you like her so much and you've been enjoying the video. I hope she'll wean completely before I leave.
The Silver Wolf of Darkness: Macawsilvolf on October 14th, 2013 10:29 pm (UTC)
Bullet is so cute!! I love the headset. You'll never lose it in the dark :D
Des: Laughingthagirion on October 14th, 2013 10:41 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm in love with her! Haha yeah. I can't wait to get my blue one.
kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on October 15th, 2013 10:08 am (UTC)
Your day was messed up but you still got a lot done.

Bullet is so cute! I'm glad she tamed down. I love her lacy wings. I saw how she scratched later in the video, to :)
Des: Phage Grabbedthagirion on October 15th, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah. No art but stuff did get done. I got a good amount of art done yesterday and will plug away at it again today.

I love my Bullet. She's so sweet. She's still such a baby.
earthmother45earthmother45 on October 17th, 2013 02:38 pm (UTC)
What a wonderful video! So interesting and informative. Bullet is just adorable and so smart. She definitely does have a great personality. It will be fun to see what color feathers she gets. Good to hear your voice, too, Des!

I love how the simplest things, like a hose and faucet working properly can make us so happy!