Hi, I posted here a few months back. It looks like my sister is not allergic to Parakeets, thus, I'm thinking of getting a cute Budgie and she's thinking of getting an adorable Cockatiel. (It'll almost definitely happen in the next few months, we have a nearby pet store that takes amazing care of raising their budgies, friendly enough with people I had one fearlessly perching on my hand in the store.)
I've been doing plenty of research and I think I have the basics of all the preperation needed, nutrition (I work at a grocery store, so plenty of treats for my budgie every day), and day to day care.
I still will probably be posting here regularily for advice on things I'm not sure about.
However, my big question right now involves the great outdoors. I like to go on walks to get in shape, lose weight, and generally because I enjoy exploring and sightseeing. That being said, I'd love to bring my budgie buddy with me, and I figure it's good enrichment for them.
However, the information on that seems sparse, so I wanted to clear up some here.
First of all, if someone had advice for a good backpack would be a great start, I've seen a few on Amazon that catch my eye, but I'd love suggestions for ones that work for you all.
These two in particular catch my eye. I don't want to go with a cage, I've heard horror stories of Falcons trying to get at Budgies through the bars, and we have -tons- of Falcons in my area, living in the North East of the Americas. This is why I've ruled out a Budgie Harness.
I'd also love to know just how long you'd suggest bringing a Budgie along for a walk, and what their temperature limits are. (What's too hot? Too cold?)
Also just about, any other advice you can think of about taking your budgie to see the world some.
Thank you for your time and thank you again for the help, hoping to post the pictures of my first Budgie here when I finally get it!
EDIT: By the way, forgot to mention, yes I did read the stuckied thread, that's why these are mostly questions that aren't covered by the sticky, sorry, haha.