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Old 06-07-2020, 12:16 PM
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For my neighborhood we have this app called Nextdoor. I sometimes look around on there for useful things. I recently came along a post about free birds. I checked it out and there were two budgies. Nobody was inquiring so I took upon myself to do so. From talking to her I found out they were never hand tamed. They were bought and left on a table for people to look at basically. They were named (blue) Vanessa and (green) Bite force. I do not like these names and also don't know the genders so I probably won't be keeping these names. When we met up to exchange she handed me a bag with supplies she had left over. This contained a big bag of millet, a cleaner, and their apparent "food". The food was star and big shaped pellets with sunflower seeds. I have no idea who informed her on taking care of birds, but I didn't even see one seed in their food bowl. She also used bedding that pet stores use for showing them. They had a rope swing that I immediately threw away. She told us she cleaned the cage but it looked crappy and I ended up cleaning it a bit. I replaced a few things that had coloring in it. The coloring was washing out and I wouldn't want them to get sick from it not knowing if someone colored it or it was made like that. They are pretty small and I'm most definitely betting malnourished. I'm super glad I rescued them from someone who could have done the same or worse. As for the cleaner I'm unsure if that should be used or not. I normally just use hand soap or dish soap and rinse really good. I'm quarantining them on a large table where it's known to be a cool calm place. Treenia is antisocial and doesn't come out very much. I'm still keeping my door closed in case any unwanted interaction occurs. Note: if anyone is concerned about the tobacco bag in the back we have a closed off patio for smoking

Here is the cage before cleaning


Here is them after cleaning


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Congrats on you new additions,thanks for taking them in, if you can get a picture of the front of them we can help determine the gender. The green one looks just like my guy, Peewee. Ideally Treenia should be in a separate room from them during the quarantine, is that the case? The food in that bag, as you know, is not budgie food, however it does look as though there are some small pellets in it which would be fine for them but I would pick out the larger seeds that seem to be pumpkin seeds and large sunflower seeds and the large pellets, don't change too much right away, they need to get comfortable in their new home. What is the size of the cage, it looks to be rather small.
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Thank you for rescuing the little budgies.
I agree with everything Cody has advised.
Please do try to post some pictures of their ceres and we'll help you determine their genders.

I definitely recommend a bigger cage for them as well as different perches.

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I know their cage looks small that's what I thought when I saw it in pictures too. It's actually huge and I had a hard time carrying it up the stairs.





I tried to get pictures for their genders but they are very bonded so if one moves the other does too.





I took a nap because I woke up really early to pick them up. Beforehand I put the seeds I use for Treenia in their food bowl. I also clipped in a new piece of millet. When I woke up and checked they demolished the millet. Literally there was nothing left on it. They ate some of the food which is better than I expected. I thought they wouldn't try it for a few days. I'm starting to believe they were using millet as a source of seed. Their poop isn't horrible, but it definitely needs work. It has a bit of a yellow tint to it. I know I can change that with a new diet. Treenia was the same way when I got her. She had a yellow tint and that changed with a regular diet. They are definitely bonded and have been chattering since I brought them home. They even play fight and hop around. I'm planning on replacing the huge perch bars with different sizes. The only interaction I've had is changing their water when they get seeds in it and adding new things I've found while cleaning. I'm going to keeping Treenia in her cage and them and their own cage. I'm not gonna mix them at all. I believe they are all females so I know it would be a horrible idea. After quarantining I'm gonna take them in my room in a good place and allow them to adjust again. Then I will open their doors and if they wanna meet Treenia they can. I won't force them to have interactions. I didn't pick them up with the mindset they would all be best friends. I wanted to give them a home where it's guaranteed they won't have to be given up again. This is the most budgies I've had at once, but I know with time and patience they will all eventually get along.
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Hard to tell from those pictures but I do believe they are both female.

To help ensure the health of their legs and feet as well as help prevent pressure sores, you'll want to add some natural wood perches of varying diameters instead of the dowel rods.

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A couple of swings and some shredding toys will help make their lives a lot happier as well.

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I've decided I'm going to continue this as ongoing. They have been settling in way better than I thought. They are eating the seeds I've provided for them and actually eat them like they are starving. I'm going to have to get a water bottle for them soon. They need two food bowls because they play fight and sometimes it goes too far. They squawk and knock each other off and sometimes they are peaceful and eat together on the bowl. The worst it gets is when one makes the "Im really annoyed" noise and starts pecking hard at the other one. They talk back and forth between Treenia even through the door being closed. Most of the time it's Treenia madly squawking because they won't stop chattering loudly and she is watching TV. Their poops have improved significantly. There is barely any yellow to be found, but it still pops up every once in a while. They sit in the same place at night so I found out who's are who's. The green one has normal poops like Treenia does. A sort of dark green with a white urate. The blue one has a light green with a white urate. The light green is unusual for me, but I won't jump to conclusions because I know each budgie's poop differs. The weird part is the one with the best poops is the least active. I would have thought the green one had a few issues to work out. Their tails have a slightest bob when I look. The reason I'm not concerned is because Treenia is the same way. I believe it's because they get startled and sort of lose balance. After I sit around with Treenia for a few minutes it stops. I strained their old food so it's only the small pebbles they can eat. I will start feeding them it when they are all out of quarantine. I want to keep all of them on the same page. I also started getting up early to clean their trays and give new food and water. I change Treenia's and their water 2 times a day even though Treenia doesn't need it. She barely gets anything in her water so I used to do it once a day. Since their water bowl is open though I don't want bacteria growing.

The best news is that if the weather is good outside I will take them out separately and get some fresh air. I will definitely show pictures of that.

Update: Unfortunately today was stormy so no one was able to go outside. I'm hoping tomorrow will be different. I tried to get pictures of their ceres again, but as I said they are really scared. They are okay with people walking by and everything as if they are normalized to humans. It's just the part where you get near them. I'm guessing this woman bought them for her kids and they tried taming them and it didn't work. It's sad to see people don't have the patience and believe these budgies are like dogs.






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