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I'm interested in knowing just what it is that you REALLY LIKE about the Talk Budgies forum.
Many members first join for help and/or support in one area and realize this forum is "the ultimate budge forum..."
So ... what is it that keeps YOU coming back?
We even have long time members who have stayed with us even during periods when they didn't currently have budgies. Why? What is the major draw?
I'll go first 'cause I started the thread.
1) I love that this forum is dedicated first and foremost to sharing the "best practices" of budgie care. There is always something to learn and striving to find the best ways to ensure the health and well-being of our budgies is the top priority!
2) Common courtesy in responding to posts and respecting thread topics is the expected norm and members are kind and supportive of one another.
3) We have members from all over the world and all walks of life which provides the opportunity to broaden our horizons after intially coming together due to our shared interest in budgies.
4) We have areas of the forum to "chat" about light hearted and fun topics, we can share stories about our other pets and we get to see LOTS of pictures of beautiful, cute and amazing budgies!!
5) Contests -- I love seeing the entries to our contests.
Those are a few of my favorite things.... what are YOURS?
Let's see..TB is like an alive,friendly budgie encyclopedia for me. I keep coming here because I want to learn,chat and relax..I get to know more about budgies,other cultures,see a lot of pictures and be friends with many people. And whatever happens,I can help and be helped by many people! It felt like a second family when my Phillip had health issues. Thank you TB Forum!
I initially joined Talk Budgies as an Emergency call for help.
With some excellent, and non judgemental advice and guidance I managed to raise my Beautiful Boy Budget.
With the Emergency over, I started to navigate my way around the forum, I found so many helpful and knowledgeable articles which are called Stickies on every subject known to relate to Budgies.
Before I knew it I was wanting to be online as often as possible, I quickly became engulfed with so many new, and like minded people who I am honoured to say are my world wide family.
Talk Budgies is a big part of my daily life, I am committed to now helping others as others have helped me in the past.
I love the fact that here on Talk Budgies you can ask or say what is on your mind within the guidelines of course.
I have become more confident in my being able to give my budgies the best possible care and life because of this community.
I love being able to enter the competitions when I can, the information and general happy feel of the forum is a huge plus for me. I hope to be here for a long time to come.
I have joined Talk Budgies mainly to share my love of these wonderful companion pets that have always been a big part of my life.
While growing up and even during part of my adult life I was never really able to communicate to others about how much my pet birds mean to me, they just didn't get it and most of the time I would just give up and refrain from talking too much about them or expressing my concerns when one of my birds was ill or when I was in mourning for one of them.
Talk Budgies has been a real blessing, because I have found here kindred spirits who share the same love I have for budgies and I'm very fortunate to be part of this community. I also love the fact that we have dedicated places to talk about our birds of different species and our non-feathered pets.
RIP sweet Tito (Summer 2008 - January 17th 2013).
You are missed and never will be forgotten.
I joined TB some years ago when I got my first budgie because I wasn't sure about his gender. And then I had some other questions and so on. I have stayed a member for four years now I think. Even though I don't have budgies any more, I love talking with people here, and I have made some very good friends over time. And of course, it's always great to look at the cute budgie pictures
I joined because I read several threads started by members with questions that I had some input to write. I think there are many young, inexperienced budgie owners that need some help in understanding the needs of these birds.
I love that I've finally found a place where I fit in. My whole life I've sensed that people just don't understand the connection I have with animals and have often been left feeling somewhat hurt by careless comments from others. When my little boy Oisin became ill I was in sheer despair and felt frustrated with people making jokes that he's just a budgie and it would be cheaper to get a new one or to just end his life it's not fair to put him through blood tests - my view on it is, no one would dare make those comments about a human so why should animals suffer. (I have a hundred and one other examples from over the years).
I found hope in a great community of people who share my true unconditional love for animals and I gained strength and calming energy from my friends on TB. Thank you all - I truly love this forum, it has comforted me when my world fell to pieces, strengthened me in my moments of fear and uncertainty and every day brings me joy and happiness
When I first joined Talk Budgies I wanted to learn about our beloved birds. When I first got Buster I wished I knew about this wonderful form then as Buster had a tumour Cancer I didn't no a lot about the tumour he had.. Buster had a lot of avian vet trips etc but he had the operation and came through after a few years I lost him from cancer... Then one day after I lost him I found this wonderful caring community that helped me through my loss of my beautiful boy... I have learned so much here and I have made a lot of dear friends...
One thing I like about the form is that everyone is so caring towards one another this is why I keep coming back... Tb is my second family... Kim Budgiekin was my first friend who made me feel so welcome she explained how everything worked on the form so after that we became really good friends... She was always there when I needed help...
I also like seeing photos of other members budgies and in the contests to..
Now I have my beautiful Indigo and he is my world and I love him so much...
I also like helping in a little way by doing my slideshows for people it made me feel really good to do something nice for someone else to cheer them up...
I just love this form cause of the friendly people and the information that is given to us about our beloved budgies so we can learn... Thank you for having me a part of this fantastic form...
Talk Budgies is far the best well run form ever I am proud to be a member of Talk Budgies... The Staff are wonderful and so are the members to....
Last edited by LynandIndigo; 06-22-2015 at 09:03 AM.
I first joined about 5 months adter I got my first budgie, Elsa. I was at my wits end, very saddened by the fact that she "didn't like me". I was walked through the process of taming her correctly, and he got pretty far in the process. I loved having a semi-tame budgie, but I felt she wasn't happy alone, so I adopted her now best buddy, Gilbert, 3 months later. the reason I stayed is because of all the friendly animal-loving people here. In real life, I can't endlessly talk about my love for animals because most people don't think they're that important. But here, I feel like everyone loves animals so much that we can all appriciate each other's pets.
I came here because I was looking for mutation help, as I was just getting started with breeding. I wanted to know as much as I could, so I could breed my birds to be the best possible color/mutations that I could find. I love unusual beautiful budgies, and that's what I get a lot of the time now that I know what to match up with what.
My babies are beautiful and full of life.
I stick around to help others with what I've learned, and to join the contests when I can, just for the fun of it.