Sunday, February 20, 2011

Before you decide on buying a budgie

You must agree to these conditions. You should also consider the following things:
  • Budgies need at least a medium-sized bird cage in which they are able to stretch their wings a little bit and fly. It can cost a bit of money.
  • Budgies love to live together with their owner(s), but they can be quite noisy at times. They don't sing like canaries, but they may give you the impression that you find yourself in the wilderness (especially when you've got a big budgie flock at your home like we do :-)
  • Budgies are flock-oriented animals. You need to buy at least two of them if you want them to be happy.
  • Budgies need to fly every day, but they also poop every 12-15 minutes so you may have to clean a little when they're back in the cage. Not much work though, considering the extremely small size of their poops :-)
  • Budgies can get up to 15-20 years old and you are responsible for them all that time. They don't cope well with moving to a new owner.
  • They don't need that much attention, but you can't ignore them. You have to talk to your budgies, reassure them that they're in good hands every day.
  • Budgies are no pets to cuddle with, so for young children they may not be the best choice. Budgies don't like to get picked up and hugged like dogs or cats. You may accidentally hurt them like that.
  • If you want to gain your budgie's trust, you have to spend some time on him every day and be patient with the little bird. Taming is a process that may take more than a month.
  • If you want to buy a budgie, you have to think what you're going to do with it if you're planning to go on holidays. 
  • If you already have dogs or cats, it's probably a bad idea to get a budgie. No need to ask me why!
  • Find out first if you or anyone in your family is allergic to bird feathers.
Did you go through the check list and did you accept the conditions? Then a budgie must be the perfect pet for you! Take good care of it, and you will soon find your budgie returning all the love that he receives from you.


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