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Old 10-22-2015, 02:40 PM
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I'm seriously considering a budgie as a pet. As a youngster in the 60s, we had several over time and I thoroughly enjoyed them. Have been doing my research and hope to find a young male that needs a good home. Thought I would join the forum now to absorb more information before taking the leap. Thanks for having me.

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Old 10-22-2015, 02:59 PM
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Hi Norm and to Talk Budgies!

This forum is a great place to do research and learn all about budgies and their care.
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:14 PM
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Hello Norm, and welcome to talk budgies. Starting out here with all the info available here is going to help you and your potential feathered friend immensely. Read through some of the link's Deborah has posted, some of the general forum chatter, and don't hesitate to ask question's....
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Old 10-22-2015, 04:42 PM
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Thank you for the well wishes. My only issue at the moment is finding a place that sells them. Doesn't seem to be anyone close by as there aren't any mom and pop pet stores in my area any longer and if there are they are well hidden. Not a good business model. The only places locally are the "big box" pet stores. I've read how horrible they can be, but I wonder if I'm careful and do my homework if they would suffice.

EDIT: I did find a place called Pet Kare. They are locally owned and have two locations.
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Old 10-22-2015, 05:33 PM
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Hi Norm,
I also grew up with budgies and just recently got my first in a very long time. We got ours from Petco because there were no breeders locally. I made sure to pick a baby which didn't guarantee us a male or female.....ours turned out to be a female. I was very pleasantly surprised at how quickly she warmed up to us and how easy she was to tame....she has the best personality and I love her to pieces! Good luck on your budgie journey!!!
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Welcome to TB Norm!! can't wait to see your new budgie friend!!
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Norm,

If you are looking for a budgie breeder, I've found the following that aren't too far from you:

New Jersey
S & M Aviary English Budgie Breeders | S & M Aviary English Budgie Breeders New Jersey / New York / Pennsylvania

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BirdBreeders.com :: World of Birds, Chester, NJ

Breeders Availability :: Birds By Joe LLC, Middlesex, NJ

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Breeder of Amazons, Bourkes, Budgies, Caiques, Cockatiels, Conures, Finches, Grasskeets, Lovebirds, Parakeets, Parrotlets, Ringnecks, Quakers

You can also contact the Tri-State Budgerigar Society for recommendations:
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Thanks for the info. Not a fan of North Joisey so I will rule them out. Frederick is an option, but it appears all of their "ready to go homes" are spoken for. Will have to keep an eye open. I'm very partial to the green/yellow birds as that takes me back to childhood. I'm funny that way.
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The owner of S&M Aviary (in New Jersey) is a member of the forum.

Although they may not have available budgies the website indicates they will "provide you with contact info of other breeders in your area that we know who might have something for sale".

Birds for Sale | S & M Aviary English Budgie Breeders

Just something to keep in mind.
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Hello and to the forums!

It's great to have you with us and we're so glad you've decided to join our little family and share your budgie-owning journey with us

I hope to see you around here and keep us posted!
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