Hi I'm Chris! I am in search of a new bird. If there is anyone in the Minnesota area that would like to re-home or sell a bird for a reasonable price let me know and we can talk. I currently have 1 very friendly budgie and have lots of experience with birds. They would be going to a very loving and caring home.
If you decide to get another budgie in the future, please be sure to observe quarantine for the new budgie.
Quarantine means housing the new bird in a different cage in a different room than the current bird (as far away from the room the current bird is in as possible) for a period of 35-45 days.
Budgies mask symptoms when they are ill. Symptoms may not show up for over two weeks.
Often you will not even realize your bird is not well. Many budgie illnesses are airborne which is why you need to quarantine your new bird in a completely different room.
It is also a good idea to always take a new budgie in to see an Avian Vet for a "well-birdie" check-up. This allows you to develop a good relationship with the vet and the vet can establish a baseline for your bird in case of any future illnesses or injuries.
If you are in the twin cities area you could try looking into Parrot Help in Forest Lake or any of the humane society locations. Those are the two I know off hand for the twin cities area. There is another rescue MAR...something I think but they have stricter steps to their adoption process then the other two. Depends on what you are willing to do.