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Hello , im in a pickle trying to make up my mind to get my parakeet Pico a friend. I'm trying to find the best place to find a parakeet first off. I can't seem to locate any small breeders in my area or find any rescue birds needing a home . He is a rescue bird himself that I've dedicated my life in rebilitating him. He and I are very bonded and I'm noticing he gets really upset when I'm not with him. I never want him to feel loneliness again and I know they are very social bird. Any suggestions?

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Old 04-21-2016, 05:08 PM
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If you are willing to share the general area of where you live, we might be able to help you locate a breeder or rescue organization in your area.

May I ask how much time you spend with Pico on a daily basis?

If Pico is used to having you all to himself, he may not particularly take to having another budgie in the picture.

By the same token, there is the possibility he and the new budgie could bond closely and then you might feel left out.

I'm just putting some ideas out there for you to consider.
Flock dynamics always change when the flock increases or decreases in number. It's a matter of ensuring you consider the possibilities ahead of time so you aren't disappointed and upset if things don't work out the way you hope they will.

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We live in Richland Wa. I've had him for 6 months. He is with me for 9 hours a day and iswith my husband 2-4 hours and all day and night on weekends. He is also very very bonded to my husband. We want him to have the best possible life we can humanly offer him as he's been nothing but pure love and light for us. We are very proud of how far he's come. He loves his mirrors most of all and I like to think it's because he knows he's a pretty birdie but in reality I wonder if it's because he's longing for a companion. I play him videos of other parakeets and this always is a exciting time for him. I never want to lose his bond but I also want him to have a full life. Thanks for replying
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Jen,

With the amount of time you and your husband spend with Pico, I imagine he is quite happy with his life.
In Pico's mind, you and your husband are his flock.

If you do chose to get another, please let us know how things go for you.

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Hi Jen and to the forums!

Your Pico is a very handsome little guy

I agree with Deborah completely. Your little one sounds like he couldn't be happier and loves having you both all to himself!

My little girl Mallorn is the same way, she's three now but has lived with us for almost four years and is very happy being a solo budgie. She loves the attention she gets from everyone and her bond with me is something I treasure immensely. I wouldn't ever consider getting her a friend because I don't believe she would benefit from it at all; apart from liking her own cage to herself and having her "alone time" it's just not a necessary component of a happy life for her.

Also, he doesn't look in the mirror a lot because he's lonely, he's just interested in the bird he sees "on the other side". Even if you had a wonderful life, if you saw a human every time you passed through a "window", you'd wonder what they were doing there, too

In fact, solo budgies really shouldn't have mirrors as they can develop an unhealthy obsession with them over time, leading to stress, aggression, and withdrawn behaviour that can negatively impact him as well as your bond.

I hope that makes sense As Deborah said, though, if you'd still like to get another budgie, you can do that as well, although the dynamics will change significantly.

In the meantime, be sure to review all the links provided to you by Deborah and be sure to ask any questions you may have afterwards

Hope to see you and your darling boy Pico around the forums!
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Welcome to the form Jen. Pico sounds like he is happy with both of you. I only have one budgie and he has bonded with me he talks and is very happy. When you have one budgie they get very close to you.. Indigo is very happy with me he also goes onto my mother. I spend hours with him. If you have a male you could teach him to talk...
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Greetings Jen.I agree with our wonderful friends here.I also think that pico is adjusting well with the both you.he's very beautiful.I wish you and Pico many happy years together.blessings
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