Update on my old thread: https://talkbudgies.com/diseases-illn...aly-mites.html
Took Lucy to the vet, he clipped her nails, gave me a list of things she will need to supplement the vitamins she was lacking, and gave me the "ok" to put her with other birds as far as the mites go.
I regularly go into pet stores just to check up on birds because, I honestly love birds. I usually see one or two birds in the cramped cages that are obviously being mistreated and tell the clerks about them. I try and stay away from buying animals in chain stores because I don't believe huge companies that produce birds like rabbits should be supported, but since I was looking for a mate for my recently adopted budgie I thought I'd give one of these little guys a better chance at life since their beginning was a not-so-good one. I went ahead and bought this little guy (I think it's a male, I could be wrong, I was told it's only about 4 weeks old so sexing it is hard. Lucy loves him so it's probably a boy).
Lucy follows him everywhere. His wings are still clipped so when he fails to fly to the other perch she comes to the rescue.
I'm so glad I was finally able to retire Lucy's tiny old cage (she lived in it for over a year, I honestly do not understand how people can keep a bird in such a small cage). After taking her from the previous owner I had to keep her in there since she was in quarantine due to the mites she had. Now she's in a cage that is about 6 times bigger than her old one! I know y'all love pics so here they are!
Forgive the mess. It's been a long couple of weeks with all my pets, exams in college, and of course vet visits I haven't had enough time to clean out this particular cage.
There are no toys in here because they are currently in the trash (I believe that's the only way to know for sure that the mites are gone). Making/buying new ones tomorrow so don't worry, their lives will be full of joy!
The bigger cage is only temporary for the budgies, I'll move them out into the aviary I have in my backyard once the heat dies down a bit (it's been in the 110's lately).
I have a question, how many budgies could I house in the big cage? I wouldn't want it to be cramped like the ones in chain pet stores, I just want them to have several more friends. The cage's dimensions are (LWH "=Inches) 30"x18"x33".
P.s, Sorry about the pictures, I tried everything but could do nothing about the rotation of them.
Also, sorry about the long post. Had a great deal of information to get to you guys/gals!