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Old 03-19-2019, 12:28 PM
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There is an official Bird and Animal Hospital a little more than a mile from me.

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That's great, you should be all set then. Hope to see a new little addition soon.
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There is an official Bird and Animal Hospital a little more than a mile from me.
Keep in mind too.. avian vets are very expensive, and the Ďviralí diseases are not curable and are highly contagious.
I once bought a beautiful parrot from an exotic bird store. Long story short; she acted and looked gorgeous and healthy. You canít always see illness in birds on the outside until itís quite advanced. She ended up passing from PDD. Later I came to find out that the store obtained their birds from a broker (person who buys cheap from Ďanyí source, then makes a profit by selling the babies, in this case to the store). This is mainly the type of person (brokers and under-educated breeders) that sell at the bird fairs.

Iím not telling you this to dissuade you, I just want you to know the facts before you make a decision to go.
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Old 03-24-2019, 03:51 PM
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I have to agree. I was not happy with the vendors at this bird show. All the budgies were $10. The only table to have "hand tamed" budgies for $25 had two very small birds who were grabbed out of the small cage and held against their will, biting and struggling the entire time. I walked away just in hopes she would put the bird back in the cage and leave it alone. So we chose one of the others.

We chose one from a cage where they all seemed calm and happy. Not fighting or frightened. She (he) does not have a leg band. I did not think of that until later. She is about 4 months old and appears to be in perfect health. She does not lack for energy!

So we'll see. She is in full escape mode, being next to a window. It's odd because all she can see is a rock slope and another condo on a hill and a sliver of sky. Hopefully she calms down and decides not to die of stress and anxiety.

I have looked for breeders in this area but they are all at least an hour away, in the same direction as the show, so I can't help but think that many of them were there. So I am at a loss. If I ever do buy another budgie, I may just go the pet store route. At least it will be from a certified breeder and I can't imagine it being more stressed than this one.
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It may help her feel more secure if you keep the cage covered on 3 sides for a while. It is not unusual for a new bird to be freaked out for the first several days.
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Congratulations on your new budgie.
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