My other brother called at 10 tonight. He said he was supposed to be in bed an hour before (he's on early shift which I think is a 6 or 6.30am start), but West Wing
had sucked him in (ABC was showing the final ep of season 4 and the first ep of season 5). He said, "I have to know, does Zoey survive?" He loved Toby and the twins :)
Budgies went to the vet this morning to have their nails clipped. Quite an adventure. First getting them in the boxes (2 in each). I think Danny was trying to fly in it, because for the first few minutes all we heard was a thump as a little head hit the top of the box. Dad put his finger through a hole in the side of that box, and a little bird (probably Woodstock) came and sat on it. CJ and Snoopy were very good in their box.
CJ managed to escape the vet's clutches twice, but being a small room and CJ's habit of running into things, the vet kept on ending up with CJ sprawled against her. But the poor little bird was so exhausted and anxious you could hear his breathing :( A couple of nails bled (he has long veins in some of them) and they had to be cauterised. As soon as she got CJ out she said what a beautiful bird he is.
Snoopy was pretty good, though gave her a few bites. She nearly lost Danny, he was a little more difficult, but she also commented on his beautiful sapphire colour. And Woody was a shock. He behaved and didn't grumble. Don't know what was wrong with him. We think he may have a bit of a problem, he doesn't seem to be able to stretch his legs out much. He waddles and can't stand up tall like the others. Doesn't interfere with his climbing and playing though.
They had problems when we got them home, their nails don't grip the perches as well and there were a few slides off. And after their fly we had to clean CJ's and Danny's feet with iodine and parrafin oil to clear up an infection. Poor CJ has had enough today.
they just started a little series: This TV documentary series follows the journey of Australia’s brightest student biologists, fighting for a chance to bring home gold from the International Biology Olympiad.Thousands try, twenty-four made the shortlist, but only four will make the Australian team.
BATTLE OF THE BRAINS is the inside story of the world’s toughest teen biology competition, and what it takes to compete with the smartest kids in the world.
I'm hooked! There's a website
if anyone's interested.