This is an introduction for the four new budgies and a re-introduction for me. TB was my first internet community and I remember it being such a fun place, I had a few budgies when I was younger and loved them a lot. Unfortunately I haven't had any with me for many many years.
For Christmas my partners mum got him four little young blues. I got to take care of them up to Christmas day and it was killing me not being able to tell him!! They aren't really mine, but I may have usurped the plan of just getting a few budgies for the aviary (that aren't necessarily tame). I spent a lot of time with them and they have become quite happy around us!
The first day. Left to right: Douwe, Berry, Faylen, River
Berry is the oldest, and Fay I suspect the youngest. They're all siblings I'm assuming. I haven't thought about budgie genetics in a very long time but I think they'd be cobalts, the two dilutey ones I suspect cinnamon, since they have violet tails and are a bit brown, but perhaps greywings. They look extremely violet in the sunlight too, its beautiful.
Sleepy (inside to escape the heat): Faylen, River, blurry Berry
They're inevitably going to go out into the aviary but I'm hoping we can still spend time with them, and if they stay tame bring them inside sometimes. They'll be inside when we move in together anyway.
I'm surprised at how quickly they become comfortable with things. They don't mind us walking around them, or our hands, they love eating things we offer them, and even enjoy driving (fun adventure to spot the wild red rump parrots!). Berry in particular has warmed and hops onto fingers to get food, and sometimes enjoys head scratches. Douwe is the most active and was the first to leave the cage and explore things, River is quieter but will step up after Berry. Faylen is very reserved but not scared.
It's so good having budgies in my life again, they're so gorgeous and so much fun.
Douwe, Berry, Faylen, River are simply precious little budgies.
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