One of my new year resolutions is to be more active in the forum and I'll start it by introducing the enlarged family that I've got in the last 6-8 months.
In this introductory picture all of them are present but one, Steve, which is shy and hard to capture decently in a pic.
From left to right (Nuvolino, Cory, Melody, Georgie and Charlie)
Steve (blue english budgie) can be seen in this picture when he is preparing to sleep on his swing
Georgie (white/yellow) was the first cockatiel that we added in the family. She was sold to us as a boy therefore we called her George at first, then turned out to be Georgie
She wasn't hand reared and very scared of humans but with a lot of patience she has learned to trust us. Charlie (grey) was adopted 2 months after as I was looking to get an hand reared companion for Georgie and a guy in London had to give him away. Now they are a gorgeous pair
Charlie is a confident boy and likes to make a mess in other fluffies cages
(He's playing/destroying Cory's toy)
....and taking baths inside of Melody's special bath bowl
They are such a cute couple though!
Nuvolino and Steve were adopted from a shelter on the day of my birthday, last november.
The procedure of adopting lasted a few weeks where I was supposed to only get Nuvolino. However the day he was transferred to the nearest center for my pickup another budgie was found next the motorway. In the end I ended up getting both
After a 3 weeks of quarantine and various tests they have been introduced to Cory, Melody, Georgie and Charlie. Cory immediately bonded with Nuvolino and as Steve got more and more confident, Nuvolino and Steve started to fight over Cory's attention.
Nuvolino occasionally gets closer to Melody but is more interested in Cory (thankfully
Nuvolino is generally curious and likes to explore and spend time with the others, Steve is still shy and rarely goes out of the cage (and only follows Cory) but with time he might get more confident.
Cory is now happier and spends a lot of time flirting and following Nuvolino (and Steve) and no longer gets love sick. Melody enjoys going inside of Charlie and Georgie's cage to take naps away from everyone and everyone is happy