Meet my roommates!

I’ve never had any siblings who I’d share my room with, but at the same time I’ve never been completely alone. My parents were lovely enough to never prevent me from getting a pet, and I’m not even sure if they weren’t actually the people who got me the first one! I remember it was a tiny yellow canary and it was a gift for finishing first grade (or starting perhaps?). After it made its way to heaven, I’ve decided to get a budgie for a change. Obviously I had a thing for cute feathery creatures and my love continues up to this day.

Today I’m going to meet you with my current roommates, who showed up in my life absolutely uninvited and very much unplanned. One day I was getting ready to go to work, I was putting my shoes on and was about to go out, when I’ve heard a knock on the door. When I opened it, there was a guy (who I must say I’ve never met before) standing with a cage who said something like ‘I’ve heard you like them and I can’t keep them anymore, so here you are‘. WTF!! (excuse my language). Imagine my shock! I literally had no time to respond as he just handed them to me and left. They were such adorable fluff-balls, obviously I couldn’t leave them alone in the hallways….


How would you leave this???

As it’s actually forbidden to keep any pets in the flat and I will probably move out in the not-so-distant future, I’ve decided to give them for adoption. I’ve asked a few people here and there if they wanted two new friends, but no one seemed to be interested. I then uploaded an ad in this website for selling stuff (similar to Ebay). Needles to say that when I received a few responses from people who wanted to take them, I deleted it instantaneously! I’ve already got so used to having someone chattering to me all day and couldn’t imagine my life without it. They are not very social, as their previous owner hasn’t taken a good care of them, but just their presence is enough to make me smile and cheer me up a bit.


As a real gentleman, he sometimes opens the door for me


He also likes to sunbathe from time to time


The lady is a bit shy and it’s hard to get a proper picture of her

So yeah, that’s basically the story how I ended up with my two lovely chicken. I guess people don’t say ‘Be careful what you wish for‘ for no reason! When I get at my other home, I’ll show you my other couple! Thanks for reading and I’d love to see your stories of how you got your pet or if you don’t have any – what would you like to have! x

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  • Reply Sheetal Bhardwaj

    They are so cute. Love them <3 Thanks for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 3, 2017 at 5:10 pm
  • Reply Bhavana Jha

    Hey Siyana! This is too cute! The birds are so adorable and beautiful. I am very happy to know that you have these birds as your roommates and companions. I was never much into having pets, but lately, I have been wishing to pet a puppy, although I know how much time it requires you to be at home and train him. I feel, pets have a power to keep you happy, and feel safe and comfortable. Lots of wishes, take care!

    April 3, 2017 at 5:15 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Hey Bhavana, thank you for stopping by! I might say that I love animals more than people and therefore prefer them as roommates haha! They are indeed adorable and can always boost your mood. Wish you one day you get a puppy, I’m sure you’ll give it tons of love. Take care too x

      April 3, 2017 at 6:00 pm
  • Reply Caroline A. Ocheng

    They are super gorgeous, i would never give them away. I hope you find a lovely new home for you all. X

    April 3, 2017 at 5:27 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you for your lovely comment! I now keep them as my little secret, but as long as they don’t smell and make a mess, I don’t think they would be a problem for anyone! x

      April 3, 2017 at 6:02 pm
      • Reply Caroline A. Ocheng

        Your secret is out, it is now our little secret ๐Ÿ˜‰. I think you are okay; they won’t be a problem for anyone.

        April 3, 2017 at 7:51 pm
  • Reply midnightmagician


    April 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm
  • Reply midnightmagician

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog award:
    Of course there’s absolutely no pressure that you have to do it:)
    Have a lovely day!

    April 3, 2017 at 5:44 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      That’s amazing, I feel very much honoured! I will probably do it soon, thank you very much!

      April 3, 2017 at 6:04 pm
  • Reply Always Cleia

    That’s so weird a guy just showing up at your door with budgies!! Did you know him!? They are both so cute though! I used to have a budgie in high school and I remember being terrified of him every time he was let out of his cage, no idea why!

    April 3, 2017 at 7:18 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Haha, most of the people I know are also terrified, especially when they are flying around. And no, I’ve never met the guy before, he was a friend of a friends of someone else, to whom I’ve once mentioned I like parrots. But it was such a irresponsible act, imagine if I wasn’t able to take them!

      April 3, 2017 at 7:21 pm
  • Reply Curlygirlabroad

    They are so cute!

    April 3, 2017 at 7:30 pm
  • Reply Christine Goodnough

    They are so cute! Back in childhood I had a friend with a pet budgie that flew around their small apartment. I don’t blame you for wanting to keep them, but if you do have to find a new owner for them, be sure the person is a non-smoker. Second-hand cigarette smoke is really hard on small lungs.
    Mind you, I hope you can keep them, since you’ve gotten so attached. I have nest boxes around my mobile home for tree swallows, and when they’re nesting I go out and talk to them. They sit there half out of the hole and tolerate my conversations very well.

    April 3, 2017 at 7:33 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      I can assure you that whoever is going to take them, they’d first have passed a thoughtful examination and interviews! They are definitely not going to be someone random, just to get rid of the budgies! And birds are definitely great companions, I’m sure these swallows already take you as a part of their family ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 3, 2017 at 7:39 pm
  • Reply chaos-xd

    They’re so adorable! ๐Ÿ˜โœŒ

    April 3, 2017 at 7:38 pm
  • Reply lifeisaseasyas

    So cute and pretty โค๏ธ

    April 3, 2017 at 8:29 pm
  • Reply Veronica M.

    Your roommates are too cute hehe! ๐Ÿ˜‰ <3

    April 3, 2017 at 10:08 pm
  • Reply hanxolo

    Cute pets..I have a roomie too..a lhasa apso by the name Gigi..maybe ill get a bird someday (definitely a parrot)

    April 3, 2017 at 11:23 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Aw that’s so nice! I’ve always wanted a dog as well, I’m sure it’s the bestest friend ever!

      April 4, 2017 at 1:06 am
  • Reply mbaandmoscato

    Such cuties!

    April 4, 2017 at 12:30 am
  • Reply alisonluck

    They are beautiful!!

    April 4, 2017 at 12:33 am
  • Reply V.O.L

    Awww I hope you get to keep them or find a rightful owner. They are so cute!!

    April 4, 2017 at 6:33 am
  • Reply janahpinku

    Siyana, you have such a huge loving heart to keep these adorable creatures with you. I love birds (owls in particular) and I have a soft spot for people who love them too. This is one of my fave posts from you! ๐Ÿ’•

    April 4, 2017 at 8:25 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Aw thank you, it really means a lot for me when you say it! I love owls too, I find them fascinating and always wanted to have a pet owl (and raven, but that’s another story ๐Ÿ˜€ )

      April 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm
  • Reply randomlyabstract

    So cute! Love the gentleman on the door. ๐Ÿ˜€

    Curious to know why it’s not allowed to keep them in apartments? I have heard of that but I’m not sure about the reasons. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Also, I’m glad to find your space here!

    April 4, 2017 at 9:56 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      The flat is rented, therefore not mine. Other animals (cats, rabbits) usually bite and destroy property, some even smell in a very specific way and of course, they leave fur and microorganisms everywhere. Who knows if the person who rents the same apartment after me doesn’t have an allergy and ends up being in a hospital! But what makes me optimistic is that my boyfriend has an allergy to animal fur, but never got a reaction from the birds!

      April 4, 2017 at 12:57 pm
  • Reply Growing Self

    I understand completely! โ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿด๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿฆƒ๐Ÿˆ

    April 4, 2017 at 11:03 am
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Every animal lover could understand me! <3

      April 4, 2017 at 1:09 pm
  • Reply princess writer

    They are really cute, I wish they were mine! and you know what, the way you write the post made them even cuter!.
    Guys, you made wonderful comments too!. It would be great if you visit my site: https// . Check me by this link please don’t follow the name at the top of my comment. My site is princess writer’s planet not thebeautyofourplanet. thank you!

    April 4, 2017 at 2:15 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      Thank you very much for stopping by! I think it would be a better idea to visit each of the blogs and show some engagement with them – like a post or two, maybe even follow. People who responded on my post won’t see your comment here. There are also various places where you could promote your blog, but leaving comments on other people’s post doesn’t make it look very professional. Also, when you click on your name, it goes exactly to the link which you’ve posted. Wish you good luck with everything you do ๐Ÿ™‚

      April 4, 2017 at 2:25 pm
      • Reply princess writer

        oh thanks!…please always advice me! the way, i really like your roommates. It would be great if you followed me at https// As you stated. thanks, kind!

        April 4, 2017 at 2:30 pm
      • Reply princess writer

        you know I have some reasons for that: there are two sites on the blog, my own and my sister’s. If you click the name, it will take you to my sister’s blog but if you click the link, it will take you to my site. But thanks for the comment!

        April 4, 2017 at 6:15 pm
  • Reply Alixlouise

    They are beautiful.. I had a parrot a few years ago but i ended up giving him to my dad as he just couldn’t relax around my cats and he was getting really stressed, but he’s happy now and I’m happy about that! I have 3 cats, the first one I got from a friend as it was the only girl of the litter and no one wanted her so I got her, then she got out and ended up pregnant and I ended up keeping one of the kittens, she only had 3. So he’s my second cat and then my mums friends cat had a litter and she had a dog and the dog kept picking up one of the kittens and putting it outside so I had to take her as I felt sorry for her. So she’s my third cat and they all get along, it’s like they are all related ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜€ I love animals ๐Ÿ’œ

    April 4, 2017 at 2:43 pm
    • Reply brushyneedle

      You obviously have such a big heart when you take care of so many little souls <3

      April 4, 2017 at 2:45 pm
  • Reply mintyfreshie

    Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Sunshine blogger award because I think your blog is really cute ๐Ÿ™‚ if you want to find out more just look at my latest blog post. Have a great day xx

    April 4, 2017 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply AlifyaLifestyle

    How cute!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 4, 2017 at 7:52 pm
  • Reply Throughmylens

    OMG cuteness overload! ๐Ÿ’œ

    April 4, 2017 at 10:11 pm
  • Reply omobim1

    Your roommates are cute!!

    April 8, 2017 at 4:46 pm
  • Reply diyingmachine

    oh they’re adorable ๐Ÿ™‚ i used to have birds a long time ago but had to give them up..i’m glad they found you.

    April 10, 2017 at 6:27 pm
    • Reply Siyana

      Thank you! They are lovely companions, sad to read that you couldn’t have them anymore!

      April 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm
      • Reply diyingmachine

        Yeah but I got a good place for them to go to and now I have a fuzzy li’l fur ball instead ๐Ÿ™‚ so no complaints.

        April 10, 2017 at 6:41 pm
        • Reply Siyana

          Aww that’s fine then, I’m glad everything turned out well for you!

          April 10, 2017 at 6:46 pm
  • Reply GiltsandGlamz

    aww… omg I’m so jelly right now hehe

    April 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply My Blessing By Grace

    Cutest roommates ever! Xx

    May 8, 2017 at 1:46 pm
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