09-07-2017, 09:11 PM
Going to the smaller "mom and pop" store is definitely a better option.
Plan to spend some time there simply observing the budgies.
Sit down, make yourself comfortable and settle in for at least a good half hour.
Watch their energy level and how they interact with one another. You can tell which birds are more aggressive/dominant and higher energy simply by watching how they behave with the other birds.
After watching the birds for awhile, position yourself next to the cage and sing, talk or read to the birds.
Do any of the birds come over to be closer to you when you do so?
Does one seem more interested than the others?
Try resting your hand very slowly and carefully on the outside of the cage then simply hold it there very still while you continue to talk calmly and reassuringly to the birds.
Is there a budgie that is brave enough to come closer?
Try playing the blinking game with the budgie
Does it respond to you?
By now you should have an idea of which bird(s) responds to your energy.
Keep in mind you don't have to make a decision that very day.
You may want to leave, come back the next day and repeat the process to see if you have the same results.