Thursday, September 30, 2004

Pupils with pets

Pupils Pet Parade

PONIES, pooches, parrots, Pomeranians, chooks, Chihuahuas, budgies and bugs - you name the pet and almost certainly there was one on show at the Bombala Primary School Pet Afternoon last Friday.

This popular end of term event attracted a host of entries as the pupils paraded their favourite pet pals before judge Bombala mayor Bob Stewart.

The pets were judged in seven categories Smallest, Largest, Hairiest, Funniest Most Unusual, Best Tricks, Longest Tail and Most Like Owner.

Despite their difficult task the judges decisions appeared to have the support of the large crowd of parents, siblings and friends that gathered at the school ground for the occasion.

The winner in each category was presented with a certificate acknowledging their success.

The afternoon went off without a hitch, due in no small way to the efforts of senior pupils who took on the responsibility of announcing the events and the winners.

Monday, September 27, 2004

Pete's travels


Saturday, September 25, 2004

Alert on Parrots

BIRD watchers on both sides of Bass Strait are waiting to see if six orange-bellied parrots raised in Victoria will fly to Tasmania to breed.

Bred at Healesville Sanctuary, the birds were released near Port Wilson, on Port Phillip Bay, early last month.

Among the world's rarest species, the migratory parrot spends winter in Victoria before heading to Tasmania's remote southwest to reproduce.

Experts want to find out if the parrots can re-establish at a site where they have rarely been seen in decades.

There are just an estimated 150 birds in the wild, and about 100 in captivity.

Monday, September 20, 2004

How To Be Free

Teaching Freedom

Budgie Freedom

Budgies enjoy having 'freedom', out of their cage, however, they must
be friends of yours or ideallt IDEALLY part of the family

What Bird Is That?

What Bird Is That?


Friday, September 17, 2004

Working Playgym

Working Paygym

My budgies love your playgym. The yellow one is P and the

white one is Tama. P is always frightened of swings but not of the

playgym. I don't know why!

Working Playgym

Wednesday, September 15, 2004

Caged or uncaged

Budgies enjoy having 'freedom', out of their cage, however, they must be friends of yours or ideallt part of the family.

By this I mean for you to spend time with them so that they get to know you.

Initially give them a limited flight span and limited flight time, this ensures they will stay with you.

It can be very entertaining, I remember a friend of mine who owned a pet store, helet most of his loose and they would fly all around the shop. Now and again they would fly outside but with his carefull training they always came back. He even allowed some experienced birds fly around the shop at night.

I have since been in to his shop with 'new' owners. No flying birds, dull and dreary.

Monday, September 13, 2004

Parrot talk

Pete is still looking for budgies, ironically my nephew, following behind at a similiar location to the photo, spotted a flock of 1000,s.

I have received this note about talking parrots. Research is indicating they talk the same as us.

Parrots and humans use their tongues to craft and shape sound in a similar manner.

The study indicates that both parrots and humans rely on extremely specialized vibrating organs in their throats.

Saturday, September 04, 2004

Pete looking for budgies

Thursday, September 02, 2004

Northern travels

Simpsons Gap Northern Territory

Magnificent scenery, is that a flock of budgies on the rock?

Northern travels

Pete finding the way

Pete and Clare on their excursion