Hello everyone! I am so glad to be here as a member of this forum. I have been lurking as a guest for some time, learning quite a bit about budgies. I figured since I am on here so much, why not become a member?
I am really a newbie. I kind of fell into the world of budgies. I knew nothing of budgies when I first got a pair. They were free to a good home and I was feeling impulsive. I brought them back after 2 weeks or so, to be rehomed because I did not know enough. I feel like a total jerk for doing that to those sweet little babies but I also felt it wasn't fair to them to get substandard care.
I was hooked, though. Some time later, when I felt more confident and like I'd be a better bird parent, I got my baby budgie, Opal. Within 2 weeks, she was hand trained, eager to learn more. Then tragedy struck, I had her for less 3 weeks and I stepped on her. I was not expecting that budgies can run that fast. I broke her leg and I don't think I've ever been more shook up in my life. She got the care she needed, with lots of thanks to this forum (and of course my fabulous vet) and now, although she is still in her hospital (which she despises), she seems almost fully healed with almost complete use back of her leg.
I feel like I am a horrible person for not paying enough attention and hurting my baby but I am trying to make it up to her.