*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