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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-26-2013, 09:40 PM Thread Starter
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Almost 3 years ago I asked my parents for a pet that could just be mine, we had other pets in the past but they were family pets. My dad suggested I get a budgie and so I got my little bird who I named Mouse. She was a diluted blue gal, she was grumpy and would hop onto my finger just to bite me. Eventually she started to like me and I would sit with her and watch tv. She was smart too, I taught her how to grab a tiny toy basketball with her foot and beak and also the names of a few colors (if I held out green, red, blue sticks then said red she could pick out the red one). Last summer, after having her for two years I decided it would be good if I got a second bird. I got a green diluted clear wing budgie who I named Monday. Monday was quarantined for 40 days then I put them together and the three of us were like peas in a pod. Unfortunately in November Mouse got sick out of no where and died. So now it's just Monday and I. But Monday has become a wonderful little guy and it very sweet and funny. Anyone else love budgies? Or just birds in general, my dad had two cockatiels when I was growing up and they were great.
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I have hand raised countless orphaned/sick/injured domestic and wild birds. I had a cockateil named Sweety and she lived to be 18 and a 1/2 years old.

I absoloutely adore budgies and own 200 of them. I have both pet and show birds. I recently had to adopt a young violet budgie chick that I bred because she was a runt and was constantly bullied in the aviary. Her name is Peggy and is doing much better now.She is naturally very tame and nothing really phases her.
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My mom has a cockatiel my dad taught to sound like a turkey.

Keep yourself clean and bright, for you are the window through which you must see the world.
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Hi there! I'm sorry for your loss with Mouse, it sounded like she had a wonderful life.

I got into budgies just last year and haven't even gotten to a whole year with them. We have four right now but we started out with two. Over the summer we built them a huge cage and couldn't resisted buying another two. :D There really is never a boring day with them.

~Budgies and Bettas~
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I love my budgies we got them when they were little but failed at taming them. We actually made progress until we went on vacation for a week and forgot everything. However I still love them!
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I mean they forgot everything!
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I used to own budgies but am getting a cockatiel soon. I'm impatiently awaiting the owner's call. XD He's a 2 yr old, cage aggressive, BEAUTIFUL pied. :3
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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 03-30-2013, 11:49 PM
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D'awww I love budgies...I owned one when I was a kid...very tame little guy that always sat on my shoulder and nibbled on my earrings lol...We never kept his wings clipped and sadly one day while I had him out he flew out the door as my parents were coming in and never returned :(
Sorry for your loss...:(

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Thanks. Monday had been hopping on to my shoulder all on his own :') I'm so proud! I think it's just because he likes to see his reflection in my phone though XD
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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-04-2013, 12:31 AM
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I bought my first budgie late 2012! He's absolutely adorable. ^^ He acts like the annoying little brother my Cockatiel never wanted. Haha. :D
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