Nick has had his mind set on buying chickens for a few months now. And even though I put the kibosh on that idea a while ago, I tell you I have a husband who's middle name should be "persistence." There is seriously no deterring him once he gets an idea in his head. So when he brought up "the chicken discussion" again I decided we needed to come to some sort of compromise.
The pair of parakeets were the compromise. Nick's boss raises all kinds of birds as a hobby and so he sold us the two birds, the cage, and food, all for $20. What a steal. Oh and I failed to mention all the different birds his boss has: Doves, finches, button quails, chickens, turkeys, cockatiels...are you beginning to understand why Nick has a sudden bird fascination? I just imagine his boss brainwashing Nick all day long with how wonderful birds are for a hobby but secretly just wants to pawn them off on Nick just to be rid of his feathered friends forever. I know, I'm weird.
ANYWAY...the blue one is the male and the yellow one is the female. They are pretty quiet for the most part and entertaining to watch. The blue one is a bit of a spaz and will randomly jump from bar to bar when he gets really excited. The yellow one is very chill. She puffs up her feathers a lot and bobs her head when I play music - which makes me laugh.
We are still at a loss for names, so please help us decide or they will be called "the yellow one" and "the blue one" forever. I like "Mable and Harold" (they just look like a happy, old couple to me) and Nick likes "Edward and Bella" (which surprised me). The other options are "Ringo and Starr" or "Rhythm and Blues." Feel free to put in your two cents if you have some fun names!