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Old 06-04-2019, 08:54 AM
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Default My feathered babies, first time budgie owner.

My name is Yvonne, I am a first time budgie owner, thought I'll introduce myself and my babies to you guys.

Will be bit long please bare with me. I do want to share what I went through lately.

First little guy: Peaches not sure of his age.
We brought him home 20th of may just hit two weeks.

We went to pet shop thinking to buy some fish for my son but it turned out to be a bird instead, so before I brought him, I actually asked for a female but it turns out she is actually a he which is why his name is still peaches as I didn't change it.

I also asked the pet shop salesman that what do I need to buy or prepare for the bird, he said cage and food, and not to put them near window or kitchen due to some cooking chemicals what not and I asked about toys and he said oh.. it's up to you and he just put a ball inside the cage with it. Later on slowly day by day peaches started going bat crazy, he would fly in his cage back and forth and going around circles on his perches and having this high pitch chirp coming from him, and my husband would say your bird is going crazy, then I recorded and post on Facebook budgie group, they told me he is bored and need toys.. I'm like oh.. thought he didn't need any.. lucky a nice lady (I call her my fury babies fury god mother now) because she is such kind hearted and send us some homemade toys she made for her birds as well and by that time the bigger cage I've order for him also here. Thankfully he settled in the new cage on the same day he was happy and is happy.

Pictures of him below is when I first time offered him Brocoli, carrots and eggs, he pretty much eat from my hand when I gave him like that, he will step up and start nibbling away, and tonight step up training I managed to get him to stand on my hand bit longer without food. So we going good.

Now story about the 3 babies.
Tinker, Zippy, Shyla. Age: 6weeks old
I brought them from a breeder this time around, but I would not ever go back to his breeder again. We got them on 1st of June which is two days ago, and 2nd of June, which is the next day, before we left the breeder home they was already having runny poop, due to been scared and rough catch, when they came home, their poop was runny with water in it and it was kind of black looking but the water was clear in colour, the next day I woke up I saw tinker and Shyla bum has poop stuck to their bum, as a first time owner I don't know anything, so I thought I'll take some pictures and post on Facebook budgies group and ask what's happening, as they were not eating as well at the time, but they still did poop, but was really green even the water was green this time, and so all the reply I got back was they are not healthy, they are very sick, take it back to the breeder, they don't look good, they not gonna make it, clean her bum or its gonna be dangerous and some was telling me same time saying if I want they have bird available for sale while I am worry about my 3 babies and other say I have healthy birds but you didn't want to drive that far, or the breeder shoudnt have sold sick birds to you etc, At the time while all those reply is happening I couldn't get a hole of the breeder til really late afternoon, first he said he will take it back then later he said no, I said ok, that's fine but tell me what I should do? As you are the breeder you have more experience than me and it's your birds before I took over, instead he keep saying my birds don't have any disease, if you want you can come have a look again my birds and cage if you find any bird with green poop I take them back, I said I don't want to see, just tell me why and what to do, he said they got disease but I don't know how and from where, it's not my problem because you already took it from here and just go pet shop buy some power for them put in their water they will be fine and if they don't make it within 24hrs I will give your money back. I was already worry sick about then and this, so I called the pet shops and asked around and went to pet stock, brought them hand rearing formula and spark liquid came home and gave them for two days, the next day went to best friends pet shop brought them worming gel but the breeder already worm them so I didn't have to use it yet, but no one including the breeder himself except one person she is also on here, told me that it's ok just don't panic, monitor them and see how they go, and they are still very small, and due to move and change of environment they still trying to settle that's why they are having this problem but once they settle they will be ok and also was confirmed by one sales lady who knows bit about budgies told me that as well, And lucky by Sunday afternoon before I left to pet shop they started eating, thank god, now they are eating playing fighting you name it.

Picture before is them, I'm not really training them yet, but if I put my hand in there they use it as a perch, haha or if I have food they will eat from my hand.
Specially tinker, he has been on my shoulder hiding in my hair before I even brought him and when we came home he was on me for awhile before put back in cage, so he is ok with me. And Zippy, she is always hyper, flying around and biting on the bars and cloth I cover the cage with and Shyla, she doesn't even bother with me at the moment as you see I don't many many photo of her because I had to catch her few times to clean her bum incase if she was sick so she is bit scared of me but I don't blame her. She still ok and let me touch her now and then. But they are happy babies now and active.

I do not wish someone will ever need to go through what I did as a first time bird owner because it feels bad.

Thank you so much for reading if you have made this far.

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Old 06-04-2019, 09:21 AM
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Hi Yvonne and welcome to a great place to learn all about budgies. I too hope no one ever has to go through what you did when you brought those 3 babies home. I’m so happy that all the Facebook ‘experts’ were wrong and your precious babies are doing great. All 4 of your new family members are adorable and I know that they will have a wonderful life with you.


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Hi Yvonne and welcome to a great place to learn all about budgies. I too hope no one ever has to go through what you did when you brought those 3 babies home. I’m so happy that all the Facebook ‘experts’ were wrong and your precious babies are doing great. All 4 of your new family members are adorable and I know that they will have a wonderful life with you.


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Sorry to hear you had a hard time when you first got your budgies! They are all very sweet and I'm glad they are doing better now.

I am also new to owning budgies but some advice I was just given was not to use wooden dowel perches (the ones you are using) in their cages, as these can be really bad for their foot muscles. They need natural wooden perches which are uneven and different thicknesses otherwise they can get foot problems
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It's unfortunate you ended up getting your budgies from an unethical breeder and got off to a rough start.
Facebook is definitely not the place where you want to get advice in caring for your birds.

I'm glad you've joined the forum where you can learn about the best practices in caring for your budgies.

All of your budgies are very sweet.

I recommend you remove the wooden dowel perch in the cage and replace it with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.

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The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:

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I've changed the name of your thread as budgies have feathers not fur.
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Sorry to hear you had a hard time when you first got your budgies! They are all very sweet and I'm glad they are doing better now.

I am also new to owning budgies but some advice I was just given was not to use wooden dowel perches (the ones you are using) in their cages, as these can be really bad for their foot muscles. They need natural wooden perches which are uneven and different thicknesses otherwise they can get foot problems
Yes.. I've ordered some nature ones just waiting for it to deliver

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It's unfortunate you ended up getting your budgies from an unethical breeder and got off to a rough start.

Facebook is definitely not the place where you want to get advice in caring for your birds.



I'm glad you've joined the forum where you can learn about the best practices in caring for your budgies.



All of your budgies are very sweet.



I recommend you remove the wooden dowel perch in the cage and replace it with natural wooden perches of varying diameters to help prevent pressure sores.



Pressure Sores



The information in this link will give examples of better options for perches:



Essentials for a Great Cage



I've changed the name of your thread as budgies have feathers not fur.
Yes I've ordered some in. Will put some in the cage once arrive and slowly take the dowel ones off. Thank you

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Yvonne, your birds are beautiful! Glad you’ve come here for the correct advice.. we’ll make sure you get all the help you need .
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Yvonne, your birds are beautiful! Glad you’ve come here for the correct advice.. we’ll make sure you get all the help you need .
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