I have had budgies for 17 years or so. have learned a lot from this forum and just wanted to share.
I had been doing things right, I thought until I started reading a lot of the stickys here. Wow, was I wrong. But then I applied what I learned. My budgies started being more happy and healthy. By blue boy, Skippy, was not a happy camper. So, I started my quest looking for him a buddy. Skippy was 2 at the time so a baby was out of the question. When I finally found a mate, she happened to be a girl! So, I did all the quarantine as the sticky said. I got her a new cage and introduced her to it like the sticky said. Suke came in a very small cage. I just couldn't stand to see her in such a small cage even for 30 days. All went very well. After her thirty days or more. Skippy got to see Suke. the E is not silent, like sue kee. It was her name when I adopted her and she answers to it. Anyway, after a time, as in the stickies, Skippy and Suke chose which "house" to live in. They have been together for about 6 weeks now and Skippy and Suke are very happy!
Those sticky's do work. Skippy is no longer just sitting in his cage sleeping. Suke is now in a much much larger cage where she can flap wings and climb. Plus they have each other but were intoduced the proper way. Thanks Talk Budgies. Now I have 4 very happy budgies eating broccoli flowerets and leafy greens. I just wanted to say if anyone ever doubted the stickys, don't because they do work.
In a perfect world, every single member who signs up would read the Stickies! But to hear that some people do, and benefit from it, makes it all worth it . As you found, it’s good for everyone, even those with budgie experience! I’m so happy to hear this success story, and that Skippy and Suke are happy little budgies!