I’m about to take the decorations off our 2022 Christmas tree.
My husband cuts down a pine every year.
The tree gets close to the high ceiling.
Last birthday, my son gave me a baby blue budgie.
He imitates the whistles of 12 different birds.
He says hello constantly.
He chatters away when the covers are off.
I thought he might like to be in a real tree for a change.
I popped him up into the decorations.
The first time, he was fine.
He didn’t want to get off my shoulder at first; then liked it.
I took some photos and left him alone.
But, the second time all chirping stopped.
That was unusual.
When I saw him again, his beak was green.
He’d been eating the Christmas Tree.
He looked sick.