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In Memory Tributes and Memorials to Budgies which have moved on to the Rainbow Bridge

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Old 01-02-2015, 12:37 PM
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Thank you all so much for your kind remarks to my posts about my little Blue.And about the Trill topic. About March i intend getting another Budgie. I will be buying everything new for him I know it sounds stupid but i couldnt bear to see him in Blues cage or playing with his toys. His two favorite toys i buried with him. The cage i have given away. The new cage i am getting is quite big . 37 inches wide. So i am wondering whether or not to buy two boy budges from the same breeder. Is it all right to put two budges in together straight away. And is two budges better than one?I will be feeding them what the breeder feeds them. I wont ever use Trill again. Sorry i have written so many posts but Blue was the first bird i had. And i want the advice of the very experienced budgie owners on Talk Budgies. Thank you so much.

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Hi marya
I'm not sure that I qualify as a very experienced budgie owner but here we go, the decision whether to get 1 or 2 male budgies will depend on your circumstances and requirements, if you get just the one budgie then he will very likely bond with you, if you get two budgies then they will bond with each other, you may still be able to tame them both but they will always be more comfortable with their own kind.

If you work full time then personally I would have two budgies because they will keep themselves occupied while you are at work, if you aren't usually away from home for any length of time then one bird will be OK on it's own short term.

If you do decide to get two budgies from the same breeder at the same time then there is no need for quarantine, buying them separately from different places would mean quarantining them for at least weeks.
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After I lost Cheeky it was 8 months until I got new birds. I liked that as it gave me time to grieve for her and also enjoy being pet-free before the commitment of more budgies. I got two, a bonded pair, and they keep each other company while no one is home. They came from a local independent pet shop from a local breeder. They are wonderful and use Cheeky's old cage and some of her toys. I like to think she is still around as they like to sleep in the same area as she did. I feed them Beaphar Xtra Vital and Hagen Living World Budgie Premium Seed along with dark lettuce. They took ages in accepting lettuce and I'm still working on the other fruit and veg (they were scared of apple!). They also like sprouted seeds and being sprayed with water. Although not that tame, they like flying low over their humans' heads and will take millet out of our hands.
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Hi Marya......I have only one budgie I wanted him to bond with me. I wanted to teach him to talk which he does..I was told if I had two budgies they wouldn't talk and the both of them would bond with one another so I chose to have a male budgie as they make the best talkers.. Indi doesn't have a mirror then he would bond with that he has hanging bells to play with. But he is out of the cage most of the day with me he sits on my shoulder and talks watches TV plays with his toys on the floor also likes to bite my mother. The decision is totally up to you if you want two budgies they will bond with one another and maybe you to if you spend a lot of time with the two of them. But if you want just one budgie to bond with you and teach him to talk he will spend all of his time with you... I love my budgie so much he is with me all of the time except when I am out of course... Oh I bought my budgie from a breeder you get to see how clean where the birds live.. Another thing is if you get them at the age of 4 weeks then you can train him to talk... If you are working maybe two then they won't be lonely while you are out...
Quarantine is a must even if you buy both of them from the same breeder.. Indi is happy with me....Good luck on choosing your budgies I'd love to see some photos when you bring he or she home.
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