A few questions before getting budgies
Hello! I've been doing a lot of research on budgies' needs, because I really don't want to be that one irresponsible owner... I really love birds and my family is enthusiastic as well, so there's no disagreement about getting them etc etc. But I'm concerned about the needs of my possible pets - even before planning to get them I kind of wanted to gradually change my lifestyle to a healthier one. Unfortunately I'm really bad at caring for myself, so caring about budgies might actually lead me to healthier decisions that I should be doing for myself.
But! I'm getting talkative, so I'll just better skip to the questions I have!
Other than those questions, I've been able to find answers to any other of my concerns. And thanks in advance! This forum is really helpful!
Hi Juliusz, :welcome: to Talk Budgies!
It’s great to hear that you’ve looked over our website some, and have noticed what a good resource it is for budgies!
To further familiarize yourself with the forum, and to find answers to many common questions, we (staff) ask that you read the Stickies posts at the top section of the sub-forums; paying special attention to the areas of healthcare, diet, behavior. Our Articles section also has some useful information.
1) A cover on 3 sides of your bird’s cage to block out most of the light and activity in the room will help him sleep when you’re still up in the room.
2) That’s great that you’ve put thought into this beforehand, and good to hear that the rest of your family is on board with the decision and excited as well. If you familiarize your bird to the rest of the family members, as well as eventually getting him (or her) used to having the cage in other areas of your home, they should have no trouble adjusting in your absence, should it happen that you’ll be away when you go to college.
3) As far as keeping things clean when budgies are out, it’s hard to do lol! Budgies are so small with fast metabolisms. Even if a budgie just pooped, they can poop again very soon after at times. Eating or not eating right before doesn’t always have a bearing on how soon a budgie will poop again. :)
If after you’ve read through the site, and you still have questions, feel free to ask. We’re here to help and guide you in the decision :).
Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies
RavensGryf has offered you excellent advice. :thumbsup:
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Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.
These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.
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Hi there and :welcome: to the forums!
RavensGryf has given you great advice, and FaeryBee has provided some great resources.
It's wonderful to hear that you've researched so extensively before deciding to bring a budgie home! :D It sounds like you're going to take great care of them when he or she comes home ;)
The links provided above will help you to stay updated on the very best of budgie care practices! If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help!
We hope to see you around and to meet your new little budgie when you get him or her :jumping:
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