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About a month ago I saw on the Facebook page of my vet's practice that they'd had a stray budgie handed in to them by a member of the public and were going to be looking for a home for it. I promptly phoned up to register my willingness to give a home to the budgie, because I have a spare cage and after all, what's one more budgie ? Unfortunately the budgie didn't live very long at the vet's - it hadn't been able to survive in the wild - but I left my contact details with the vet in case they ever had another stray budgie brought in to them.

Last Friday evening I had the phone call I was hoping for - they'd had a budgie in their care for a week so it had been checked out by the vet and was I still interested in giving it a home? Of course I said YES at once and arranged to be at the vet's surgery as soon as they opened on Saturday morning to collect said budgie. Had to call in at the local pet shop for a box to carry the budgie in but I was still at the vet's pretty early on......Sunny, as I've called my new addition, is most definitely female because she has a nice brown cere. She's yellow in colour with splashes of green near her tail end; don't know what the proper name for this colour is, but she's beautiful nonetheless.

I now have two males and two females, but have no intention whatsoever of breeding from any of them so I won't be adding any nest boxes! Sunny is in the smaller cage by herself but in the same room as the cage with the other three birds - Billy and Ben (blue males) and Berta (blue female). Billy and Berta have definitely paired up, but the 'odd man out', Ben, lives in the big cage quite happily with the two others.

I have both cages in my bedroom - laminate flooring makes it easier to sweep up the feathers and seed shucks that fall on the floor. Saves having to get the vacuum cleaner out .

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Old 05-02-2016, 12:16 PM
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Congratulations on your latest arrival! I'm glad you have adopted this budgie in need of a loving forever home.
Best of luck with Sunny and feel free to share some pics of her when she is more settled in!
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Hi and a big welcome to Sunny! How lucky you had told the vet of your interest beforehand. He will have to go sailing with you down there in Portsmouth! Hope he settles with the others well.

I am a bit concerned about putting him in the same room as them straight away without keeping him separately in quarantine for a period? There are very good reasons for doing that; you wouldn't want to harm your present group by inadvertently bringing in something nasty. Please consider doing that--I'm sure the experts here will agree.
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Hi, sounds like you have a nice set up there. Congratulations on your new little friend . I wonder if the vet's office does attempt to reunite the lost birds they get with their rightful owner first? I hope so, but at any rate if they say you may have her, then lucky you. We'd love to see pics!
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Oooh congratulations! Welcome Sunny!
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So lovely that you could take her in! How exciting, would love to see pics of her...look out for owners advertising missing budgies just in case she is a cherished pet already but I bet she is so relieved to have a lovely warm home with the love and care you can give her, she is a lucky girly. X


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I can't wait to meet Sunny! She sounds like a sweetheart and I'm sure she'll give Ben some great company

She must be in great condition for the lack of quarantine She's so lucky to have you!
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I'm always excited and happy to hear and see new budgies being introduced to the forum or flock.its like having another new family member to cheer you up and bring lots of love and joy.Blessings looking forward to meeting sunny.
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Default No quarantine for Sunny.

When I collected Sunny from the vet, I was told she's been checked over by the vet - and I've used that practice for over thirty years, so I trust them completely - so I reckoned quarantine wasn't necessary.

She is definitely in a separate cage from the other three; the big cage is fine for three birds but would be slightly cramped for four, whereas the smaller cage she's in is more than ample for a single bird (I reckon I could even keep a second bird in the smaller cage...... ! )

Sunny's cage is on top of the chest of drawers in my bedroom, next to the cage with the other three, so they can all see one another and chatter budgie -talk.
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That's what I figured How fortunate you are to have such a great practice near you!

Let us know how further interactions go!
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