Well. the past couple of weeks have been tough on us.
We now have 2 new babies that we were able to finally put in with Oz our almost 5-year-old Budgie. The circumstances were from the loss of Charlie
( Ozzies best buddy) Charlie was almost 10 and a couple of months ago she got a lipoma tumor and it finally overtook her ability to walk eat and even stand on her perch. Knowing this we picked up 2 budgies a couple of weeks ago and quarantined them and vet checked them.
I thought these 2 would get along well with Oz. There both babies and true to Ozzie's momma like nature, she welcomed them with no issues accept being a little standoffish and shy, But she is being very nice to them. Even singing to them.
This is day 1 after the quarantine that we introduced them both to their new home with Ozzie. I am not sure if they are male or Females as they are young. Perhaps you may enlighten us as to the gender?
Both were vet checked and I was told they seem to be females but since they are so young it is hard to be 100% sure.
It is sure funny that they all have different personalities!!
I was told from the vet to limit the Millet and treat sticks as that can be a factor with lipomas ( too much fat). I am going to get lots of veggies for these 2 ( oz doesn't like them just corn ugh... shes picky) perhaps these 2 new ones can encourage Oz to eat veggies? I also am now mixing their seed with Zupreem pellets the little white one seems to like them
The white one seems to be adjusting very well she already is eating and playing with the toys. The yellow one is doing well just a little slower she did eat a little and is curious about her surroundings. The Yellow one has red eyes and is friendly but not as friendly as the white one. The yellow one doesn't like to be touched BUT she does watch us pet Oz. and I think she will come around in the coming days. Neither one seems frightened and I did catch the white one catnapping.
We will give them a few days to get used to ea other and their new place before we try handling them. Their house is 3 feet wide and 5 feet tall and they have SAFE toys and lots of food and even a treat stick. ( we will be cutting back on those) I wanted one in there hoping it will entice them to snack.
I need names for them any ideas?
Sorry for asking all this stuff in 1 post. Lastly...
We all here miss love and had many good years with Charlie!! There is no explaining how hard this was. And still is BUT I did not want Oz alone because when we first got her she was so depressed until a week later we got Charlie for her and what a difference!! Oz perked up and they were best buddies for years. I know she wonders what the heck happened!! and she never has had 2 in her house so that is new to her. We felt it best so she will never be alone.
so far so good. I wonder what to expect over the coming days?
We aren't going to try to handle them much at all and let them get used to their place. We do pet Oz and the 2 new ones see it, we hope they will also want attention over the coming days. The white one did let me pet her when we changed the water out so that's encouraging.
Any advice is appreciated...
hope my post is ok I know its more than just about our new babies...
Thank you all!!!