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I am looking for a hand fed young English Budgie in a few months after we have more time to work with Phoebe/Sofie/Siri/Lucy/Moxie (can't decide on a name that all 5 family members approve). The closest amazing aviary I can find is Cute Little Birdies, but it is over an 8 hour drive and I prefer not to ship. Does anyone know of a good English Budgie breeder within 2 hours drive of Nashville, TN? Otherwise we may have to plan a family vacay to Cedar Point Theme Park.

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Because handfed budgies are hard to find what I have done is check the classifieds online Hobbly & Ebay classifieds seem to be popular with breeders here and look for state specific Facebook groups. Also another little secret is to find a local breeder is to Facebook hop; find one local breeder even if they don't sell the type of bird you want and browse their like list. Often they have liked the pages for local avian classifieds as well as other breeders. You can also try Bird Breeder dot com but most of the breeders who breed small birds are doing it out of their home as a hobby where most of what I see on
Bird Breeder dot com are people who have turned it into a business and very few of them sell the smaller birds.
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I don't know anything about this breeder but here's a link you can check out if you wish as it indicates she has English Budgies.

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I've had several birds shipped before, and it's no problem at all. Delta airlines is usually who bird breeders use, as they have a pet program and are pros at this. If breeders of small birds didn't think it was safe, trust me, they wouldn't do it . One huge drawback though, is the price. Up near $200, which in the case with budgies, it can be more than the cost of the bird!

I was fortunate in that the bird store I found Mink at, the owner raises English budgies and regularly has them in his stores.
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CuteLittleBirdies Aviary is top-notch.

I have three budgies from her myself and drove 7+ hours one way to get them (each one at a different time).

Lindsey does use Delta-Dash for shipping her birds should you decide you want to do that rather than make the trip via car.
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Because handfed budgies are hard to find what I have done is check the classifieds online Hobbly & Ebay classifieds seem to be popular with breeders here and look for state specific Facebook groups. Also another little secret is to find a local breeder is to Facebook hop; find one local breeder even if they don't sell the type of bird you want and browse their like list. Often they have liked the pages for local avian classifieds as well as other breeders. You can also try Bird Breeder dot com but most of the breeders who breed small birds are doing it out of their home as a hobby where most of what I see on
Bird Breeder dot com are people who have turned it into a business and very few of them sell the smaller birds.
Great advice. The Facebook idea is genious!
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CuteLittleBirdies Aviary is top-notch.

I have three budgies from her myself and drove 7+ hours one way to get them (each one at a different time).

Lindsey does use Delta-Dash for shipping her birds should you decide you want to do that rather than make the trip via car.
I have read almost everything on Cute Little Birdies website. A-ma-zing! I am in awe. And the budgies are so beautiful, and the testimonials are lovely... I could go on and on.
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I don't know anything about this breeder but here's a link you can check out if you wish as it indicates she has English Budgies.

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I found a breeder in Kentucky too, only about a 90 minute drive. But I don't believe either breeder hand-feeds the Budgies. Only the larger birds.
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If you get an English budgie that is 8 weeks old, you won't have much trouble getting it to bond with you even if it has not been hand raised.

I'd suggest having the budgie's wings "safety clipped" initially which allows the budgie to fly but not gain much height. This will limits the budgies ability just enough that the budgie will depend on you for assistance if it lands on the floor. Generally, that gives you the opportunity to gain the budgie's trust more quickly than you would otherwise and will aid in your taming and bonding process.

The flight feathers will grow back in with the budgie's first big molt and then you can leave him fully flighted from then on.
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Our Sophie was handled a lot but not hand fed & she is already stepping up pretty well after having her 1 week. She prefers to step onto a dowel but we have made great progress yesterday & today going from the dowel to my finger. It used to be hard to get near her but we have been clicker training & now when she sees the dowel she will make a hop/ flutter to it. Of course she knows millet will be the reward. Also she likes to be right in my face when I talk to her & moves her mouth & will sometimes kinda stick out her tongue when I do. So cute! My long drawn out point is that I have heard English budgies bond easier so I am sure it will be fine to be hand fed or not. Sophie is not clipped but we need to.

Also, I am going to Savannah GA in Early October for a Girl Scout Trip with my daughter & there are a ton of breeders along the way. We may try that route.
Thank you everyone for the great comments & info.
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