With school being out for the summer, I've been busy with my kiddos so haven't had much time to get on here.
All 8 of my budgies are doing 100%... I'm loving every single one and their unique personalities. The 3 boys are all learning to talk and whistle already!!
So here's my dilemma....
My birthday is this month, and my husband thinking it would be the best gift ever, came home from work with...another one. I have the cage and don't mind training and cleaning, but I didn't want another.
Do you think I should have my husband take him back or keep him? I think it's a him anyway. He looks real young too. Also not sure of the color, cobalt maybe?
Stacy, this is going to be a decision you will have to make as you will be the one who will be affected by the decision.
Ultimately, you need to decide if you have the finances to support nine budgies and what happens to this budgie in terms of a friends? Can he be introduced to the others and live with them? (After quarantine, of course).
If your initial response to it is that you don't want it, you may already have your answer. Good luck making the decision.
Thanks for replying Therm! Since I quit smoking, I have a pretty good stash of emergency cash.
I have him/her quarantined in the living room, as I have everyone on the screened porch (oh my gosh they LOVE it!!)
I wish he would stop talking to me (LOL!!!) He sqeaks at me then when I look at him, he then hangs upside down and stares at me... Help!! He's weakening my heart!!!
On a serious note, if I were to keep him, after Q, I would likely have to see if he got along with one of the girls I had to separate for fighting.
Ugh... I just don't know. I don't want to be called a hoarder :'-(
I wouldn't be worried about labelling but seriously consider the impact it will have on you. It could be that he will fit in with your flock nicely. Of course the budgie that's been fighting with others may just be of that nature and not suitable as a friend. Adorable budgies are hard to resist.
Thank you for the compliments, my husband has good taste I guess haha
I'd never even considered that the girls who were fighting with each other may just have that kind of nature!! Thank you for pointing that out.
I guess I will see how things go after Q is up and make my decision from there. I'm guessing it wouldn't be good for his well being to send him off to another home so soon.
If he is accepted into the flock he can stay, if he isnt, the only right thing to do is find him a home where he will thrive and be happy
Welcome back to the forums, Stacy!
With 9 budgies you will be having an odd number and there is the chance that one of your budgies will be left out.
After quarantine time is over, you will also have to consider the housing situation and be very watchful of their behaviours in order to prevent fightings from escalating or even breeding attempts.
Your latest arrival is indeed a young male. Looking at him I'd say he about 10 weeks old. I think he is a single factor golden face mauve normal budgie.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
Thank you for the welcome Aluz! Its good to be back, I've missed you all, and your budgies too!!
Aluz, my very first thought when hubby surprised me was"odd number" .... I've noticed since I put Katie and Lakota in with Geronimo and Limón how HAPPY they all are.
They are paired up and so much fun to watch. I have lots of toys in there that I rotate, which they love and also stick in pairs when they're out of the cage on the birdie gym.
But back to this new baby, I talked to my husband an explained about how he will become lonely and depressed if we keep him. Jeez I thought he was going to cry!!! He knows how I adore my budgies, bless his heart, he thought he was giving me the best gift ever.
Thank you also for giving me other things to consider.
My Girls: Katie, Tika, Jacy, Nova & Pazi
My Boys: Limón, Geronimo, Lakota & Stormy
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