Hi my name is Jane and I'm new to the forum. I am also new to keeping a pet Budgie and looking forward to bringing him or her home next week. Despite doing my research and not going into this lightly i am hoping to get lots of tips on whats best for my new feathered friend. In the past I have looked after Syrian Hamsters, the lifespan of a Hammy is only approximately two to two and a half years and I unfortunately lost my little Bailey last November. I am not going into this lightly, after looking after a friends Budgie while she was on holiday I absolutely loved it. I decided to research Budgies with the view to getting one of my own, the cage is set up ready and next week (Friday) to be precise is officially Budgie day, and I'm looking forward to it.