Diary Of A 6-Year-Old: Bob The Budgie

27/08/2010 17:06 | Updated 22 May 2015

My friend Emily has got a budgie. It's called Bob. I think Bob is a rubbish name for a budgie. My uncle is called Bob and the budgie doesn't look like him one bit. Mummy says Uncle Bob's real name is Robert but everyone calls him Bob. I think Robert would be a better name for the budgie but Emily says he's called Bob and that she won't change his name.

If I had a Budgie I would call it Robert.

Bob is allowed out of his cage sometimes so he can fly around the lounge. He's not allowed out when Emily's Auntie Barbara is there though. She goes weird if Bob flies near her so he has to stay in his cage, which is a shame because it's very funny when she starts hopping.

I think it's a bit mean because when he flies he seems happier. When he is sitting in his cage he looks a bit bored. It must be boring sitting in a cage.

Bob has a mirror. He thinks there is another bird when he looks in it but it's just Bob...looking at himself.

Emily says that Peter at school says some budgies can talk. Emily told Peter that Bob can talk, but he can't really. Now we are trying to teach Bob to say "peanut butter".

He hasn't said anything yet.

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