I went to a bird fair on Saturday. I was going for supplies and to look at canaries and gouldian finches. I was shocked to find an English budgie breeder there that shows his birds. I decided to go ahead and purchase a pair since they looked in good condition. (I did also end up getting two female canaries, but that is another post.
I went with a dominant pied light green hen and a sky blue normal cock. I would have preferred another cock (another light green that the breeder recommended) but my husband wanted a blue male to contrast with the hen.
These guys were raised in an outdoor aviary and are not used to handling. Both are around a year old. I have already treated them with scatt and given them probiotics and water with nv powder. They look good so far, but are not as active as I would like. The breeder warned me that budgies are not as active as the normal parakeets, so we'll see how they do once they settle in. He did a slight clip on their wings for me just in case they escaped while I was mediating them or doing cage maintenance.
Here are some pics.
Most of these were taken with flash btw.
I purchased a bag of seed mix from the breeder and they are eating that, along with millet. I have offered them shredded veggies, but they haven't tried them yet. I am going to try again tomorrow and crumble spray millet and seed over the veggies to tempt them.
Once I get the rest of my cage supplies in (coming tomorrow) I'll take a pic of the cage setup for you guys to see. I'd welcome any suggestions to help these guys be more active.