Roda’s Critter Connection – January 15, 2018

…thanks to Roda for hosting Critter Connections

This is my pet budgie that I’ve had for at least nine years. He was a class pet. The kids named him Snowball. Last summer his partner, Shadow, who I adopted at the time passed away. She was a feisty bird who fought off Snowball’s advances all those years. I didn’t relish having baby birds, so I made sure that there was never a  box or any kind of nesting material in the cage.

Snowball is beginning to show his age. I’ve never owned budgies that lived this long. Most of them, if they died naturally only made it to six or seven years. The guy in the pet store told me that they could live to be 10 years old.

Snowball wasn’t exactly thrilled about me taking his picture.fullsizeoutput_6c35