Hi everybody and thank you for a brilliant website I've looked at many times.
I just adore budgies, got my husband hooked too!!!
11 years ago my then 88 year old parents turned up on Christmas day with a budgie as my Xmas present, sounds a bit random but they knew I wanted one and they knew a breeder.
Well, Freddie became a big part of our lives and he was loved so much. We lost him 3 weeks ago and are gutted. I've surprised myself at just how much it hurts me still not having him around talking and whistling
So......it's welcome Brucie, our new lilac and white budgie who only arrived yesterday.
I've a concern with him and want to do everything right so I hope you don't mind me asking for advice on the forums, I think I'll be in safe hands on here.
Thank you everyone
Hi! :welcome: to Talk Budgies
I'm so very sorry for your loss of Freddie.
How wonderful that he was able to share your lives for eleven delightful years!
Welcome to your new little Brucie. I look forward to meeting him via pictures once he's all settled into his new home.
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Welcome to talk budgies. Would love to see some pic's of your budgie.
Plenty of Info here as Deborah has indicated, and along with reading those stickies, lot's of knowledgeable folk's to answer your question's...:001_smile:
Welcome! I can't wait to meet Bruce, and I'm so glad that little Freddie was able to spend 11 years with you!
Hey there and :welcome: to the forums!
It's so glad to hear it's been so helpful for you so far :) If you have any questions after looking through anything else, be sure to ask as we'd love to help.
I'm so sorry to hear about your little Freddie :hug: It's never easy to lose a beloved friend and pet and you have my sincere best wishes.
Meanwhile, we'd love to meet little Brucie when you get the chance! I hope he's settling in well.
Hope to see you around! :wave:
Thank you everyone for your kind wishes.
I will upload pics soon, Brucie is settling i nicely
Hi Bruciebudgie! I am still a little egg in terms of number of posts loo, but I love all my birdies (I have a LOT lol) and we are happy to have you!!!
Having parakeets has made me a happier human. I love them so much.
I’m sorry to hear of your loss of Freddie after having him in your life for so long. But welcome to you and Brucie!
Nice to hear that you’ve been utilizing our budgie educational resources! That’s what they’re here for :). If you look in each section, you’ll see informational Stickies. We also have interesting info in the Articles section. All of the information you’ll find on the forum is up to date.
If there are questions you can’t find the answer to on the website, just ask. We’re here to help.
Yes. I want to thank this site, also. I am still figure out what is where on the site and I look when I can, but today isna day with my parakeets and I just let them fly free for a couple of hours. They are all safely back in now and mingling amongst their flock of themselves.
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