Sunday Selfies: Meet Mable and Matilda!

We here at Toby’s Wrecking Crew would like to introduce you to our pets, Mable and Matilda – two lovely zebra finches!


They’re teeny-tiny so mom said we can’t play with them but they sure do provide great entertainment! You can’t see but they have white horizontal stripes on their tails. They’re coloring is different from their parents which look sort of like this:images

M&M, as we call them, are blue-grey allover with white bellies and white and grey stripes on their tails. It’s hard to tell them apart but we do know that Mable can’t fly – her wing was hurt in the egg so she falls to the bottom of the cage a lot. Matilda does fly so we don’t see her close up as much. Mable did visit the vet about her wing when she was younger but there’s nothing to do about it. 

Here I am learning the rule of “Look, but don’t touch!” Any time one of us touches the cage mom takes her big red plastic spoon and hits the stool with making a loud noise. She’s got me and BobbieSue so well-trained all mom does is pick up the spoon and we back off. PeggySue is another matter entirely and Simon isn’t that interested.0226b

Hello Mable and Matilda! So nice to have you in our family!0226c

Aren’t they wonderful!? I’m so proud of them!0226d

The story behind this is that we kept going behind the cage so mom blocked it. Then mom was worried about the intense study that was going on by all of us and she wanted to give the girls a little privacy. So she put a box on top of the cage so they could hide from our piercing eyes. Later that night she made a cloth cover that looks better. Also, she knew I wanted to jump on the cage and she didn’t want M&M to freak out with a feline on top of them.0226e

See? This is the real reason mom put the box on the cage!0226f

And this is the cover mom made for M&M’s cage. She fixed it so I can still get up there, too! Also, can you see the wires? Mom wired the cage to the bookcase so we wouldn’t “accidentally” knock it over!!0226g

So what do you think of our pets? 015


We love Mable and Matilda and we hope you do, too!!0226i



24 thoughts on “Sunday Selfies: Meet Mable and Matilda!

  1. They are cuties ! My Mom used to have a pair of zebra finches – the female laid eggs in the nest and the eggs hatched and Mom found homes for them…..then the female passed away (we think the male murdered her!) and Mom got another female…..THEY had a batch of eggs – the eggs are TEENY TINY and the babies are itty bitty too. So cute. Mom kind of got tired of the whole thing and found a good home for them all. Their songs were beautiful but Mom was glad when the cover went over the cage and they quieted down at night! The cage she had hung from a plant stand up high so her three cats she had at the time were well away from them. I think it’s cool that you guys get to study the birds up close!

    Love, Angel Sammy

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