Dodger the birthday bird

Dodger the Parakeet

We celebrated Dodger’s first birthday last month, and in this photo you can see he’s still enjoying a few of his gifts–the mostly eaten already today treat stick (only one left after this one now, out of six total), and the colorful ring and knot toy below him which Jessica picked out–and which has already needed a few re-hangings due to the birds busily chewing through the rings.

Sparty grooms as Dodger watches

Sparty the parakeet grooms as Dodger watches

I let Dodger out of the cage and he flew a little, but after a minute or two he came up to the area of the cage where Sparty was (on the inside) and he just hung out on the outside of the cage right next to her–he is so crazy about his yellow friend.