I am a new budgies owner! Have had my adult for 7 months and now I have 6 baby budgie almost 4 weeks old. I absolutely love it! I took this pic when I was cleaning the nesting box, that I bought after the first egg was laid! They are so adorable.
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You'll find most of your basic questions are answered after you've read through all of them.