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I need someones advice on helping me decide whether or not I should get a Budgie. As of now i feel like I know more about budgies then i really need to, i have done my research about budgies and i feel like i am ready to take on the task of owning one, however, i am worried that when school starts back up again in august, the budgie will get lonely since i play sports and i am a junior in high school, i wouldn't be getting home until 5:00. My plan is to get one budgie and own him for about a month or two before i decide whether or not to get another budgie, because i know that when the school year starts up he would want a friend to accompany him. I would put the cage in my basement which has pretty good lighting. But I'm just not sure if a budgie would be happy if i were to be gone form 7 AM to 5 PM. Of course though i am in a family of 4 who work from home, so they could obviously visit the budgie through out the day which would help tremendously, but he would get to come out of the cage until i train him, and until i get home. but remember this is only during the school year, i am home 24/7 in the summer!



This is where i would put one of the cages(I Would take everything off of the table to make room)


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Old 06-28-2016, 06:27 PM
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It's great that you've been doing research.
I believe as you start reviewing information throughout the forums you'll learn even more.

I just have a couple of questions for you.

Interests change greatly during one's junior and senior year in High School and I would suggest you consider that if you become involved in other activities that will take more time away from your bird.

Are you planning to go to college after high school?
If so, who will care for your budgie(s) then?
Not all dorms allow birds and having to share space with roommates complicates the matter even more.

Are you certain that members of your family are as invested in having a budgie as you seem to be?

If not, it would probably be best to take a step or two back and consider waiting.

The next question is whether or not you will be able to provide a large enough cage for two birds, as well as having the financial means to provide Avian Vet care for them if and when it is needed.

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Thank you for all the information nothing there is a surprise to me (Which is a good thing), I just need an experienced budgie owner to make the judgment call on whether or not a bird would be happy in this location in my house:
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Update=Theres no loud noises in this part of my house, not near the kitchen, windows have blinds, wide open basement for flying, proper lighting(in my opinion) and there is no* cold draft( or any draft at all) Oh yea, and i would turn the mirror around!

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Hi there and to the forums!

I'm glad you've been doing your research, so I know any budgie would get great care from you. Although you know most of the information detailed above already, it doesn't hurt to review it in case you missed something There's no such thing as too much knowledge!

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It's up to you to decide whether or not you can provide a good environment for your situation.

I have a single budgie and I also am in school, she stays at home for a long time without me, but my family is there. She's been perfectly happy with this arrangement, however, since she is in a common area of the house where the rest of the family often watches TV or talks during the day, and keeps her company.

Is this room in your basement a place of high traffic? If not many people go down there (i.e if it is your room, or you're the only one who would be there) then I would not house any bird there unless there were more than one. Although birds are very social creatures, as long as they get plenty of human interaction, they can do wonderfully by themselves, as my little girl has, provided their personality is one that is more outgoing.

Let us know what you decide!

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Okay thank you for your help!
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