Me and misty have been enjoying life together :') Infact misty enjoys nothing more than riding around on my head!!
Anyway, when misty was younger I was advised my lil budg was probably a girl. I have a few recent pics and video to share to hear your thoughts now.. The reason I'm keen is because I want to get misty a companion! And his/her mannerisms throws me off the trail!!
any help is greatly appreciated - I don't want to take misty to the vets unless I really do need to, as I want to avoid a possible stressful experience.
Few weeks ago misty was moulting big time but this has subsided for now..
Here you can see the blue tint misty has acquired!!
Remember that quarantine of the new bird is very important.
Quarantine means housing your new bird in a different cage in a different room as far away as possible from the room where your current bird(s) are housed for a period of 30-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.
Yes I leave the tv on or the radio! She prefers the tv.
I spend all my time with her when I'm home from work so at least 5 hours a day including before I go to work and then after. My husband spends time with her also, he likes to 'chill watching tv' with little Misty :') he stays up later than me so that's another hour or so..
I've also gotten her the largest cage I could get my hands on and she loves it in there!
Recently I've rotated her toys/ perches etc for a new environment and she chooses to go in there and come out as she pleases (to roost in my hair haha).
She's definitely clocked on to my phone though and stops taking when I try and film her :') will keep trying though xx