As the title says, my neighbor found a budgie in their yard this last Sunday, and it was incredibly tame. She approached it and it flew onto her shoulder, so she sent out flyers and put up posters advertising a lost bird, but has so far gotten no response.
She is not well equipped to care for a bird, nor does she want one (she has several other pets already) so I've offered to adopt it if the owner isn't found! I haven't seen the bird yet so I have no way of knowing the state of it's health (other than her telling me it seemed perfectly happy and healthy) so this isn't a certain deal yet.
I'm very excited but I have a few questions.
Are the quarantine rules different for a bird from the wild?
Should the new bird be put on a special diet?
Should I take the new bird to an avian vet immediately?
Are there any other precautions I should know about?
Thanks in advance