adopting a 3 yearold bird - Talk Budgies Forums


User Menu
Forum Home
Budgie Gallery
Budgie FAQ
Site Guidelines
How-To-Guide
Members List
Today's Posts
Log In
Register now!
Search



Advanced Search
Popular Forums
Announcements

Budgie Articles

Budgie Talk

Budgie Pictures

Budgie Videos

Budgie Behavior

Determining Gender

Your Budgie's Health

Taming and Bonding

Budgie Breeding

In Memory

Other Birds

Contests

Chit Chat

Site Information

Talk Network
Talk Budgies
Talk Cockatiels
Talk Parrotlets
Talk Parrots
Sponsored Ads

Go Back   Talk Budgies Forums > Budgie Talk > General Budgie Talk


Closed Thread
 
Short URL LinkBack Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 06-27-2016, 01:00 AM
Newbie
 
Profile:BirdCat is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 17
Rep Power: 0
BirdCat is on a distinguished road
Question adopting a 3 yearold bird

After 3 years my friend's family can no longer care for this little budgie.
he was purchased as a gift for the little sister who was begging for months for wanting a little bird. she no longer care for him the way she should and the mom is left with all the responsibilities, but the mom is allergic to the little birdy.

I have 2 cats and a long haired(Wolly) Huskey
The family know that my family has taken care of many animals and we cant really say no to animals in need.

i have not owned a pet bird before. both of my parents have had birds at different stages of their lives. in my dads 20s he owned a pet shop.

Taking care of him won't be a problem.

im worried that he will be verry stressed out being moved from one home to another from a house with 3 kids under the age of 13 to a house with 2 cats a dog and a 14 year old boy who is very loud.

i really want to love this bird.

apparently he loves being talked to.

he also is afraid of hands when they go in his cage.

i guess im asking people with experience:
what is the best way to get cats used to a pet bird?
would it be like how i had my dog introduced to the cats? i kept my cts in 1 room let them get used to surroundings then i had a dog gate and have them meet through the gate then i let my cats choose form there. my cats and dog are bests of friends.
and
what is the best way to handle a frightened bird, i want to hold him alot and get him used to fingers. but i dont want to scare him or put him up to tomany changes all at once.

Thank you for your help!


p.s. we will have him tuesday afternoon


Last edited by BirdCat; 06-27-2016 at 01:29 AM.
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 06-27-2016, 04:11 AM
Therm's Avatar
Member of the Month January 2016

State:
 
Profile:Therm is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 17
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Lincs
Posts: 4,995
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 4382
Rep Power: 14
Therm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond reputeTherm has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi, welcome to the forum.

The best thing if you wish to care for this budgie in a house with cats, birds and a loud brother, is to find a nice quiet and peaceful room to set him up in.
Is your bedroom a viable option?

There's no safe way to have cats and birds meet and get used to one another. Cats are so quick and your new bird is so terrified already that trying to get it used to a cat would not help and endanger it's life.

Please DO NOT consider trying to introduce the cats or dog to your budgie.

There is no need for them to be close to one another.

As it seems you are already going to take this bird in I would sort out a quiet space for him to move into. Yes, this poor little bird will be stressed and very afraid when it comes to you.
To start with you need to not think about trying to get it friendly and just let it settle in. Give it a safe, stress free place to live and just talk to it. Don't try and do any bonding as you will likely scare it more.

Here's a list of links on the forum that you should find helpful.

The Quick 'Find it' Guide

Frequently Asked Questions- Basic information on budgies, their health, breeding and the forum boards.

Articles- A collection of articles on Diseases, Training and Bonding, Budgie Basics, Housing etc.

Stickies on Behaviour-Including screeching and how to read budgie signs.

Stickies on Sexing a Budgie-A guide if you want to try and sex your budgie.

Stickies on Budgie Health-LOADS of information from blood feathers, quarantine, budgies first aid kits, poisonous plants and loads of other wonderful information. You MUST check this section out!

Stickies on Taming & Bonding- Clicker training and how to use positive reinforcement with your bird are just a couple of the topics covered here.

Stickies on Budgie Breeding Questions about breeding? Have a look through these stickies to see if they can help. With tips to discourage breeding, the dangers of colony breeding and a budgies breeding diet are just some of the topics here for discussion.


Full list of Forum Stickies
__________________
  #3  
Old 06-27-2016, 12:14 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,579
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi there!

Therm has given some great advice and resources.

There is no need for the cats to even know about the bird. He should be in his own room with a door so that whenever you interact with him, even if it's just to clean his cage or anything, the door is securely locked so curious paws can't come in and cause a tragedy.

Many members here have cats and dogs along with their bird(s), and most of them are able to live just fine together as long as the cats never have access to the bird room or bird cage. Just the presence of a cat in the room can stress a budgie out so severely, they may not eat or sleep.

Aluz provided a useful link in your introductory thread that I'll post here again just for convenience:
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...irds-prey.html

Also, taming and bonding takes lots of time and patience to get him used to hands and coming out of the cage. You should start by giving him a period of around two weeks to settle into his new home, and throughout that time, you can sit by his cage and talk to him as much as you can. Putting his cage in a room where you spend a lot of time in, such as a bedroom or office (as long as it has a door) is a great place as you can go about your daily work or activities while chatting with him.

Next you can slowly start to get him used to your hands. This is a long process and there's no "set" time he will adjust in, it's up to his comfort level. You can slowly put your hand in the cage as far away from him as possible and talk to him reassuringly. Don't move your hand closer at all until he can go about his normal activities and is showing positive body language (i.e relaxed position). This may take several days or even weeks. As he gets used to your hand, other types of taming will follow, like "stepping up" on your finger.

You shouldn't try and pet him or grab him, as budgies are not "cuddly" birds and don't like being touched

Best of luck!
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #4  
Old 06-27-2016, 01:37 PM
FaeryBee's Avatar
FaeryBee (Deborah)
Administrator



State:
 
Profile:FaeryBee is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 7
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Enthusiast
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Florida
Posts: 53,822
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 2594
Rep Power: 35
FaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond reputeFaeryBee has a reputation beyond repute
Default

Hi! to Talk Budgies

Therm has given you the absolute BEST possible advice.
The budgie needs to be housed in a room where there will be no access for the cats or dog at any time. It would also be a good idea to have a slide bolt put on the door on the inside of the room so if you are in the room and working with the budgie on out-of-cage time, you can lock the door to ensure no one in your family inadvertently opens it and allows the budgie to escape.

Please take the time to read through all of the How To Guides, the FAQs and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

You'll find most of your basic questions about budgies and caring for them will have been answered after you've read through all of them.

Therm has provided you with the appropriate links.

https://talkbudgies.com/articles-gene...watch-out.html

https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...age-sizes.html
https://talkbudgies.com/housing-budgi...reat-cage.html
https://talkbudgies.com/general-budgi...directory.html

When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as PhotoBucket and follow the steps in these instructions:
https://talkbudgies.com/how-guides/17...otobucket.html

Examples Of Pictures To Post And Not Post - Talk Budgies Forums

By the way, all photos entered in any of our forum contests must be a full-size photo and not a thumbnail attachment so it's good to know how to upload them!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

__________________

  #5  
Old 06-27-2016, 06:39 PM
Jo Ann's Avatar
Jo Ann (Jo Ann)
Member of the Year 2016//Exceptional Service Award August 2016//MOTM May 2013


State:
 
Profile:Jo Ann is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 12+-
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Atlanta area, GA USA
Posts: 4,409
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 11967
Rep Power: 33
Jo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond reputeJo Ann has a reputation beyond repute
Smile adopting

Hi, Above posts are excellent guidance. Do not panic. It is really possible for both birds and and furry friends to safely live in the same home. Do not forget to have music or a radio as silence means danger to a budgie. He will need a best friend, human or male budgie that is older like your little budgie. It is possible to train him to over come his fear. But first let him get settled. and be sure to make as much time as possible just for him . He is going to miss his old family but not what ever made him afraid of hands.
Blessings, Jo Ann
__________________

Thanks for the signature FaeryBee
  #6  
Old 06-28-2016, 09:57 PM
Newbie
 
Profile:BirdCat is offline
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 4
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 17
Rep Power: 0
BirdCat is on a distinguished road
Smile we just got him

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

He is in my bed room! right now his name is blue i would like to change it maybe blue berry?

He is skinny.
His beak is too long.
He has very dry skin under his wings.
his former owners put the sandpaper stuff under the bottom portion of the cage in stead of where he could scratch his talons on it.
and i need to clean his cage

but most importantly he seems comfortable in his new home. and its only been about an hour and he is eating right now!
i sang to him and he was singing back.

he laughs when he hears laughing.

he briefly saw my huskey Salem and he didnt freak out salem was a good boy and acted like nothing was out of the ordinary he just wanted to say hi to my friend who was already in my room when i was carying the cage.

he is bopping around and singing.

  #7  
Old 06-28-2016, 10:20 PM
StarlingWings's Avatar
Super Moderator // MEMBER OF THE YEAR 2015


 
Profile:StarlingWings is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 1
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 17,579
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 12055
Rep Power: 38
StarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond reputeStarlingWings has a reputation beyond repute
Default

I'm glad he seems to be settling in so far!

I'm sure with that much needed cage clean and some new perches and a healthy diet, he'll start feeling much better

Welcome home, little one! I do like the name Blueberry
__________________

~StarlingWings~
and Princess Mallorn!
Thank you to Deb for her wonderful Faery magic
  #8  
Old 06-29-2016, 09:05 AM
mexicoandice's Avatar
mexicoandice (Tia)
Young Budgie
State:
 
Profile:mexicoandice is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 606
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 270
Rep Power: 5
mexicoandice is a jewel in the roughmexicoandice is a jewel in the roughmexicoandice is a jewel in the rough
Default

What a cutie! He looks just like my Ice! I'm sure with a good diet and a clean cage he will get healthier in your care.
__________________

"It is no coincidence that birds and angels both have wings" -Anonymous
  #9  
Old 06-29-2016, 10:04 AM
Nadley's Avatar
Nadley (Natalie)
Baby Budgie
State:
 
Profile:Nadley is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 2
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Owner
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 476
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 356
Rep Power: 8
Nadley is just really niceNadley is just really niceNadley is just really niceNadley is just really nice
Default

I'm glad to hear he is already settling in well! He's lucky to have found a good home with you.
__________________
  #10  
Old 06-29-2016, 10:49 AM
SouthernFried's Avatar
SouthernFried (Tiffanie)
Budgie
State:
 
Profile:SouthernFried is offline
Gender:
Number of Budgies: 6
Budgie Experience Level: Budgie Lover
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Space Coast, Florida, USA
Posts: 1,962
Gallery: 0
Karma:
Points: 1830
Rep Power: 12
SouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admirationSouthernFried is worthy of great admiration
Default

Sounds like he is doing great so far in his new home. Congrats on your new budgie!
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Tags
cohabitation, new bird, older budgie, training

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:01 PM.



Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright © 2000- 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2019 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006 - , 2403 Networks LLC. All rights reserved.