Haha you have some hilarious stories :P
It's amazing how different they can all be. My hen Stormy was almost never out of the nest box, whereas Jazz is hardly ever in hers.
Yes, the baby peeping is adorable! Not so much right now though, where all we hear all day long is the cheeping of hungry little babies...
Yush, my Ollie Oliver! Or Ollie Oleander. It's such an adorable name for budgies. Eggbound twice in one clutch? The poor little girl. I've been lucky enough to not have any eggbound hens yet *knock on wood*.
I like the name Chinky :P I should name that baby Chonky or something and they can be long lost siblings!
Sora is my mothers' pride and joy, although she still insists that he should be a she. When he was a bub he was a beautiful, almost violet color.
Peanut is a very special case. He is my little '******'. I noticed that he couldn't walk properly when it came time to fledge, so I brought him inside to check. It was worse than I expected - I was apparently blind and had no muscling in his legs. He could fly fine, except he flew straight into a solid wall. We could put our hands near him and he wouldn't flinch, even is we flicked our fingers. The vet advised me to put him down, but I decided to give him a week. Things weren't looking too good since he wouldn't even eat, but luckily his sister Puddleduck, who I had inside after hand-raising, took on the role of mother and fed him.
A few days later, he was like a different bird. And now, he's almost a normal budgie, except he looks a little boofier than most and walks on the side of his feet.
I made a little video of his progress if you wanted to have a look :) The Tale of Peanut