It's been too quiet since little Harper passed, so I went out and got Spot on Friday.
He's (I think it's a he) energetic and curious. He's already eating millet from between my fingers, so it's probably not long before we can spend some time out of the cage.
They clipped his wings at the store, but I feel a lot better about this store than the previous one. These guys had fresh veggies out for the rodents. I haven't seen that in too many big chain pet stores.
I hope the flight feathers grow back soon. He looks so frustrated trying to fly around his giant cage.
Btw, I scrubbed the caged before getting Spot. I know it's possible that Harper passed from something contagious.
Also, I'm not sure I'm sticking with Spot but I'm going with it for now (he has a white spot on top of his head).
Congratulations on your latest arrival!
Your little Spot is an adorable budgie boy.
The spot on the back of his head is normal on pied budgies. I believe he is a mauve dominant pied budgie, possibly yellow face too. It seems I see some faint yellow on the forehead.
You did well in washing/disinfecting the cage before placing Spot there.
Best of luck with your new little friend!
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.