Back in 2008 I bought 2 parakeets – http://debiinmerida.blogspot.mx/2008/08/budgies-loritos.html
I just love all the chatter from them, and they so sound like Mexico to me. No matter where in Mexico we've traveled, whilst strolling neighborhoods I always hear parakeets.
Whilst traveling in July 2012, the darker blue parakeet died. From the description given by the housesitter sounds like he caught a chill, a cold. Now if you keep birds, or have kept birds you know the signs and know what to do. Unfortunately, for Allee, I was not there to see the signs.
This February, whilst traveling about in Mexico we got word that the other little parakeet Oop, had died.
Our friends Doug and Robin had given the birds that name whilst they were here housesitting one year. That's because on a nearly daily base the cage gets lifted off its pegs in the pantry and carried out to the same setup of pegs on the patio, then in the late afternoon it gets lifted again to return to the pantry. Doug started saying AlleeOop whenever he lifted the cage, and it stuck.
So we are birdless, I miss them.
Whilst visiting friends in Ajijic, everyone was sitting out on the patio except that I was in the bushes gathering fallen avacados from beneath their huge old prolific hass avacado tree.
All of a sudden they are yelling about a parrot that just landed just to my left. I rise slowly and start scanning, what had landed was a young little green parakeet, aka budgie. We could tell it was young, and winded. We stood at a short distance and started making little chirpy noises and talking to the bird, it wasn't freaked out and sort of responded back, so… I looked around and found a stick, I pushed it up to little green birds feet it stepped over and around then flew to a higher limb. Geo grabbed a ladder, and Jan grabbed a little decorative cage she had bought in San Miguel de Allende years before, you never know when a cage will come in handy.
So, I climb the ladder, slip the stick up to little green bird again, and after a few hops she steps up on the stick, I don't remember who held up the cage but I put little green bird in front of the open door and she jumps right in.
We give her some pumpkin seeds, a little bowl of water, a couple little pieces of fruit and veg, and sit and watch. She's a little stressed from the flying, and maybe a little dehydrated, but seems in really good shape.
Tom and I were leaving the next morning morning so no way we can figure out how to bring her back with us. Jan posts the find on a local electronic bulletin board.
Well no hits have come in to claim lost bird so Geo and Jan have now purchased a nice large cage for BrendaBird, She is home!
This is not BrendaBird, I just wanted a picture of a green parakeet.