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Budgaholic Support Group The purpose of this group is to help members resist the temptation to add to their flock. It is important to be responsible in owning budgies and not overextend oneself by taking on too many. Remember Avian Vet care can be expensive and is necessary!

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Old 03-04-2017, 07:23 AM
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*Sigh* It happened again. I was "casually" searching through gumtree to see if any budgies needed re-homing. I saw an add for two males. They were being kept in a cage that was far too small and it was lined with FOIL . Not trying to bad mouth the owners, I'm sure they just didn't know any better, but the ad said the daughter was sick of them so they were planning to sell them with the cage. I have a spare cage suitable for two birds sitting right here and I have space in my room and I would love to have a pair of males in another cage!!! Ya know just ignore the fact it means another cage to clean and more mess and noise lol. Unfortunately I had just had to take my current girls to the vet so I didn't have the spare cash lying around to go get these males. Also as tempted as it is to bring more budgies in, I don't want to disrupt my current flock and I really don't want to have more than 2 budgies which is what I have now.

Thats actually how I ended up with my girl Belle. Her friend billy and herself were being rehomed because the kid got bored and they were being kept in a tiny cage, not even large enough for one budgie. However fortunately at the time I was in a situation where I could take on more budgies and after thinking a lot about it I did end up bringing Billy and Belle home.

*Sigh* Why are budgies so addicting? They poop everywhere, make loud noise, toss feathers and food all over the place, waste food, screech when they wanna come out.

But somehow when I see a budgie kept in a poor situation, all those cons just fade away and I want to take that little birb home and give it the best life possible.

However despite what the title says, bringing new animals into my home is not something that I take lightly and I would never bring home an animal that I am not prepared for.

Has anyone else been super tempted by some cute budgies though? I would love to hear your stories


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Old 03-04-2017, 07:36 AM
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I just don't look at adverts for rehoming because that would be far too dangerous.
Eve ended up coming home with me because she's been in the pet shop unwanted for so long and she is such a sweet little thing.

Have you considered fostering as an option, CC?

You could take any budgies that are in unsuitable homes and then find a new loving home for them where they would be well looked after. It would help you help these birds but without over running with all the birds. Just a thought.
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Hi, and welcome. I would think carefully before your flock becomes too large so that it becomes a financial burden from food or vet requirement. I am a long time breeder and have faced the heart breaking need to send my babies to a new home. In fact this is a good home with another breeder and they have their needs met very well. They get lots of love and good care. I did not sell my birds.I gave them with the cost being to care for them until they passed away naturally. Which has been around 10 +- years for our flock. Check out the area that applies to excessive need to have more budgies. One very important activity is not to seek budgies out who need a home and make a strong effort to find new homes for ones that come your way, Vet potential budgie parents before you send a budgie to a new home. A soft kind heart can turn your life into a disaster. In adequate care defeats your effort to "save" any thing. Restrain your self from pet shops or places on the net that feed your need. Instead pray with your whole heart that budgies in need are revealed to others who can provide good homes for them. Others will stop by tosay hello and offer some of their experience. Blessings, Jo Ann
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It's really best to avoid pet shops and refrain from looking at ads run by rescue organizations, shelters and those looking to re-home their animals.

As Jo Ann indicated, do NOT seek out situations which will make you want to step in and "rescue" the budgies.

If budgies needing homes come your way without you seeking them, you can help to find them safe and loving forever homes with good adoptive parents.

Although I did not actively seek out rescue situations, I current have 8 birds all of which were re-homed from other members of this forum who could no longer give them the time, love, care and attention they knew the birds deserved.

I refuse to frequent pet stores and I will not look at ads for adoptions or rehomings for either birds or dogs as I know I have the propensity to want to care for them all and it isn't feasible emotionally, physically or financially.
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I just don't look at adverts for rehoming because that would be far too dangerous.
Eve ended up coming home with me because she's been in the pet shop unwanted for so long and she is such a sweet little thing.

Have you considered fostering as an option, CC?

You could take any budgies that are in unsuitable homes and then find a new loving home for them where they would be well looked after. It would help you help these birds but without over running with all the birds. Just a thought.
I tend to just window shop budgies when I'm bored but unless I'm actually planning to add additions. When I said impulse buy, I meant that I was originally looking to get one budgie as a friend for the one I had at the time, but then I saw those two and decided I would get them and have 4 budgies. It's not a decision I made lightly.
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Oh I see.
From the title of your post and initial message, this wasn't clear to me at all.
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Hi, and welcome. I would think carefully before your flock becomes too large so that it becomes a financial burden from food or vet requirement. I am a long time breeder and have faced the heart breaking need to send my babies to a new home. In fact this is a good home with another breeder and they have their needs met very well. They get lots of love and good care. I did not sell my birds.I gave them with the cost being to care for them until they passed away naturally. Which has been around 10 +- years for our flock. Check out the area that applies to excessive need to have more budgies. One very important activity is not to seek budgies out who need a home and make a strong effort to find new homes for ones that come your way, Vet potential budgie parents before you send a budgie to a new home. A soft kind heart can turn your life into a disaster. In adequate care defeats your effort to "save" any thing. Restrain your self from pet shops or places on the net that feed your need. Instead pray with your whole heart that budgies in need are revealed to others who can provide good homes for them. Others will stop by tosay hello and offer some of their experience. Blessings, Jo Ann
I realise now after re-reading my initial message, I have given the impressiion that I'm a very impulsive and irresponsible person. This is not the case at all. I enjoy looking through rescue websites and going to pet stores so I can look at cute animals, but I never bring home animals randomly that I am not prepared for. When I said that belle and billy were kind of an impulse buy, I meant that I had not originally planned to get two more budgies, I was only planning to get one as a friend for my current budgie so I was actually looking for a breeder. I decided to bring billy and belle home because I knew I was in a situation where I could responsibly house 4 budgies for several years. I thought about it a lot. And it was two budgies to a cage so I could leave the bonded pair to themselves and not disrupt them too much. I'm sorry for how unclear my message was, I'm going to edit it for any future readers

Bringing animals home is not something that I take lightly at all, and I know I am not the type of person to random pick up animals, since I am really paranoid when it comes to pet care and always want to ensure I am giving my animals the best I can and that means that I can't rescue every animal because it would mean the animals currently in my care would suffer. I'm sorry for the misunderstanding.
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Dear CC I understood your question from the beginning, yes I want to rescue every budgie (and animal, and child and any helpless creature on Earth), unfortunately I cannot. I/ve found a peace (in my heart and mind) by talking to people (some of them just didn/t know better) or threatening by inspection. Unfortunately here we dont have animal rights authorities (especially for small animals), but there are health inspection, commercial inspection, ... There is always a way to help helpless one.
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