I guess, there are some aspects that I like more than others. I think, it's ok to admit that not everything is always brilliant and it's nice to have a thread where you can vent guilt free and without fear of being judged.
What I dislike the most is the constant worrying about their health, well being and happiness and the accompanied stress. I'm constantly wondering if I'm doing something wrong (or everything) and feeling guilty about the things that I know I could do better and potential things that I might not be aware of.
It's not the budgies' fault, of course, but just mine. I tend to obsess and I'm a big worrier anyway. Giving my little budgie ivermectin because I suspected that she might have scaly face mites was an absolute nightmare for both of us (budgie and me) and left me completely shaken and in tears.
I guess, cleaning the cage isn't one of my favourite activities though I really don't mind it. I'm much more regular and conscientious with cleaning their cages rather than our own house..
I wish my little girl was a bit tamer and well, slightly less grumpy and more cooperative. I wish, she'd eat her veggies, fruits and pellets and come out of the cage. I love her anyway but I think, life would be easier and safer for both of us, if she didn't mind so much me handling her when I have to.
I sometimes miss doing other stuff and I feel a bit guilty about neglecting my marriage though thankfully my husband adores our budgies as well. Between my work, the budgies and a bit of household work, I just don't seem to have time for anything else. Again, it's totally my fault. I need to learn to manage my time better. Also, we recently got a new budgie, who is still in quarantine so hopefully once they are at least in the same room I can be with them at the same time.
Anyway, I do love them to bits and all in all, it's definitely worth it. I just wish I could stop worrying about them so much..or maybe I just wish that there wasn't so much to worry about. I keep telling my little girl that she needs to learn how to speak English so I don't have to guess how she is doing but she doesn't seem to be that academically minded...
Guess, I need to start speaking more budgie...