Thursday, December 30, 2010

New budgie

Partly because of the comments left by you guys, partly from the pressure from other rescue volunteers, and partly because I miss having a budgie in the house, I went against my better judgment and brought Brian home last night.

My main concern is the fact that he is so much smaller than everyone else and they could injure/kill him so easily. We are just going to have to be extra careful that the opportunity doesn't present itself for anything to happen.He was quiet last night and this morning, only making a few chirps. How I've missed living with budgie sounds! These guys are just so wonderful. We're letting him settle in and trying to let him take in the new experience of our house.

He had been an only bird for 10 years. He lived in a tiny round cage with only one plastic toy and improper perches. In the short time I was able to observe him, he was already playing with toys and exploring his much larger cage.

One thing he appears to like to do is jump from the side of his cage to his boing so he can swing.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

He is so cute. He looks just like my very first bird when I was a little girl: Romeo. He, sadly, also died from a large tumor. Thank you for taking him in and giving him a place to enjoy the rest of his days.

Elizabeth said...

He's beautiful! I love budgies too. We had a bunch when I was little but I've resisted them as an adult due to their short life span.

Elphie said...

He's so cute! I've never had a budgie but I love their sounds. Happy for you and Brian :)

Pamela said...

Happy, lucky Brian. I'd love to get a passel of budgies, I might do it with cockatiels instead.... Along with a pygmy goat and a pony!

D. Richard said...

OK , I also have a very aggressive bird named Giggles , Tho the smallest bird I have ,Sadly one toe and many feathers have been lost to her . To protect the cage place poly carbonate sheets , or if you have the money Lexan on the sides of the budgie's cage. They can be had at both Lowes as well as Home depot . Cut each sheet the size of each side of the cage . The top and bottom oc wont usually be needed . Pre drill small holes in the plastic sheets and then use a self drilling small number 6 phillips head screw to secure to the cage . If your cage is a wire cage without a frame then predrill the the holes in the plastic larger like 1/4 inch and us S hooks to hang the sheets on the sides of the cage . If you want greater air circulation you will need 1 inch spacers between the cage and the plastic They will be removable for cleaning .
It will help , I guarantee it

Beloved Parrot said...

May he happily jump for the rest of his life! Thank you, Mary.

Meg said...

He looks very sweet! I don't blame you for giving in, I think the Latin root for budgie is perfection!

Mary said...

He's adorable! He looks just like my Lilya! They could be brothers. You've made him very happy I'm sure and you'll both enjoy each other. Mine are all chatty and eating their veggies.