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Hello everyone!
I have a bit of an unusual situation with my Budge. She's almost 3 years old and I've had her since August 2013, when I rescued her from a home that nearly killed her. When she was in that home she was kept with another bird, but she's the only bird I currently have. As a result of being in a home where she was abused she has PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). It took a long time and a lot of work, but I finally managed to get her happy enough that she's begun to lay eggs. She's an affectionate, clever little budge and she loves me more than anything else, but I've recently started going to school and working full time, and she's alone for most of the day. She has lots of toys in her cage to keep her occupied but I'm concerned that she isn't getting enough social interaction when I'm gone during the day. I'd thought of getting her a companion bird, but I'm not entirely sure what would be best for her. I know that she doesn't have enough social time now, but I'm afraid that getting a new bird might traumatize her. I'm really concerned about her psychological well-being and any help would be very appreciated!
 

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Thank you for the tips everyone! :)
I'm going to go out today and pick up a little radio to place beside her cage.
As far as the egg laying goes, I was already supplementing her diet (she has calcium, B3 and iodine available in her cage at all times) and she doesn't have a nest box, and I mark every egg she lays on my calendar to ensure that she doesn't become egg bound (I'm lucky enough to have an avian and exotic only vet clinic a few blocks away from my home)
I'm sure Merlin will be much happier with a radio, I already know that she loves Nine Inch Nails so that gives me an idea for which stations to leave it on. I'll post some pictures of her very soon! Thanks again! :D
 
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