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Old 07-09-2015, 02:03 PM
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Default Might have stumbled upon the pair for me - Cautiously excited

So, my plan was to find a breeder, get a little boy who was used to handling, work with him myself a bit, and then repeat with a second male before introducing them to each other... You know... The 'ideal' path to budgies that handle well.

Then I stumbled across a male/female pair up for rescue adoption...

I've sent a list of questions (how old, are they used to handling/tamed, health history, previous diet, were they store-bought or purchased from a private breeder).

These birds are being put up for rescue with everything included... Nice large cage in like-new condition, all food, toys, bowls, etc... If I build my indoor aviary for them I can sell the cage at a profit that I can put back into making a better living space for them.

I have no other birds so I'm not worried about bringing anything contageous into the house... My only concern would be if the birds are older, how difficult would it be to tame them if they haven't yet been? I know it's not ideal, but is it just a matter of more patience? Or could that be a lost hope?

I'll be going out this weekend to meet them in person and take a good look at them to make sure everything looks good and they aren't showing any funny signs.

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Old 07-09-2015, 06:45 PM
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Each set of circumstances is different.
As you don't yet know how old the budgies are or whether or not they have ever been tamed in any way makes it difficult to answer your question. All "taming" comes down to a matter of the birds learning to trust you. If you have the time and patience to spend with them, they will learn you are not to be feared. Until you have more information, I'd be afraid to venture a guess as to what degree of tameness you might achieve and whether that level will meet that which you are hoping for.

That said, I have untamed budgies that are loads of fun.
Although they are not hand-tame, they return to their cage when it's time, they interact with me through the bars of their cage and they have a great time playing with their toys and one another. I get a great deal of pleasure from them.
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I hope you get them...
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Let us know what the owners say and what you decide! We'd love to see pictures
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The male is 3 years old, female is 1 year. Not hand-tame, but from the sounds of it, have been well taken care of previously, and are used to being let free around a room.

Ideally I'd prefer them to be younger, but they're a gorgeous couple.

I'd like to be able to work with/handle them a bit though. You're right though, I might not be that disappointed.



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They are beautiful! I hope you get them!
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They are beautiful!
I'd take them in a heartbeat.
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They are so beautiful!
It's really up to you - you know what you want. A couple may be hard to tame especially if they are bonded. Doesn't mean you can't have fun with them.
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They are gorgeous. I hope you get them. You will have so much fun.
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