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Old 07-04-2016, 09:54 PM
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Question Neighbor found a budgie in the yard

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?
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Hello, it is a lovely gesture you are doing in taking in the little budgie.
Definitely quarantine the new budgie, ideally an avian vet visit would be awesome. Until you actually se the budgie be wary.
If you do decide to keep the budgie be prepared to take the time and precautions when introducing a new bird to your feathered friend.
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Morgan,

It's lovely that you are considering taking in the rescue budgie.

You definitely will need to quarantine budgie for the full 30-45 day period.

Having the budgie checked by an Avian Vet is important as it may have contracted an illness (or mites) from the outdoor birds.

You can feed the new bird the same thing you feed Stormy,
a high quality seed mix, pellets and vegetables.

We'll be looking forward to updates with regard to your (possible) new addition!
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Morgan, that's awesome that you may be adding a new little one to the household. Good for you!!! Can't wait for more updates!
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Looks like you found your sister's new birdie! Hope it all works out for you.

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Thank you all for the advice, I'm looking forward to a second baby but also still hoping that his/her original family is found
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Looks like you found your sister's new birdie! Hope it all works out for you.
I was thinking the same thing!
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Morgan,

I agree completely with all advice above. It's very kind of you to take in this little one and if his/her family is not found, I do agree it seems to be pure fate that he showed up for your sister, perhaps

I can't wait to see pictures and be sure to keep us posted
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I do agree it seems to be pure fate that he showed up for your sister, perhaps
I was thinking the same thing! How often are lost budgies found in the wild? I wouldn't say often enough for this to be a mere coincidence fate is definitely in play here!
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My mother got her first budgie when it showed up in her yard one day exhausted from his long flight from wherever he came from. He ended up being a great bird, very tame. From the sound of it, your [potential] new little one will be too if he's already hopping up on shoulders. Very exciting for you!
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I'm very glad your neighbour has rescued the little budgie and you are prepared to take him/her in if the original owners aren't located.

Best of luck with everything!
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