Friday, April 22, 2011

There and Back Again

If you are remotely interested in the works of JRR Tolkien, you know that some sneak peeks at the filming of The Hobbit have recently been released. This has put me on a Lord of the Rings kick, and therefore all the most recent animals in the Room have LOTR names.
These guys, for instance, are Frodo and Bilbo!
This one is Frodo, and he has very handsome colouring indeed. Frodo is the gentler, loftier of the two - he tends to find a very high perch and stare at you intently.
This gorgeous boy is Bilbo, and he is just stunning. I love his feathers. Bilbo will nip you if you grab him, but I have to say he's my favourite. He's just got a funny personality. Very shy at first, but kind of mischeivous. Today, for instance, staff arrived at the Room to find he'd escaped from his cage!
I can't really blame him. These two arrived at the shelter with a large group of budgies, and all the other birds had to be euthanized. It was a big mess, with a lot of feather-plucking and disease. Their last home had clearly been terrible.
I doubt Frodo and Bilbo had ever been out of a cage in their lives. The first time I let them out, they ran into the wall and fell over themselves trying to fly. They didn't know what to do with their wings.
The second time, they were thrilled. And now they've got a taste of freedom, and Bilbo has decided to take matters into his own wings and get out whenever he feels like it.
I hope in their next home, these two get lots and lots of exercise time, and never forget what to do with their wings again.


gracerock said...

Ha! Amusingly, I'm watching the extended cut of Return of the King as I read this post. Odd. Love the names! :)

Laura HP said...

Expect a lot more LOTR names coming up :)
My reward to myself for finishing exams (this Wednesday) is to watch all 3 extended cuts. Best movies ever!

Caroline said...

I'm not a fan of Lord of the Rings but I think the names fit them perfectly.