(Image details: Ditchfield's Little Wonder Book No. 2: The Budgerigar, contents include "How to make finger tame and teach to talk", "Breed for colour and exhibition" and "Treat Ailments". (This book was a gift from dear Jurate))
Agatha, our beautiful immortalised often budgie, passed away on the first day of spring. I'd known her some five years, and I have no idea how old she was when we adopted her from the pet store. As you may recall, she danced once on her perch and for this show and peek at her personality, we picked her. In her time, she had two companions, little Claude (who passed away late April of this year) and her beloved dear Berite.
I will miss her terribly.
The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)
(Image details: A flock of budgerigars in far-western Queensland, Australia X2; Wild Budgerigars, a lithograph by John Gould)
(O woe! O woe! thrice woe! Listen to Telemann's mournful Canary Cantata)
(Extinct Australian animals by John Gould)