So, I went to my first budgie show this weekend and saw English budgies in the flesh (feathers!) for the first time. They were gorgeous and so much bigger than I imagined.
The birds they had for sale were untamed adults, I'm assuming excess breeding stock and they really weren't very clean. Even some of the birds for sale had dirty vents. Are English budgies, being fluffier, harder to keep clean?
The whole thing left me wondering. Miss Marple will be half his size. I hope she won't be in danger from a larger bird.
I just found out that the breeders I got Miss Marple from have another clutch ready in a couple of weeks.
So now I'm torn...
I suppose I could always keep looking for an English baby and get one eventually.
Some of the dirty vents could of been stress related as to the birds being transported and not in their own homes. But that is no excuse for leaving them like that . I have both English and their smaller cousins they get along fine and are extremely happy .