I currently have a pair of girls. The reason I have a pair is because my girl Belle had lost her mate, and even tho she lived alone with me for quite a few months, she never really bonded to me or wanted to be with me so I made the decision to get her a friend. While in quarantine, the new budgie Petal actually started bonding to me quite well, however I had bought her as a companion for Belle and so I did end up introducing the two and they get along so well. I have them out with me and we sit and watch tv and things but of course they are more interested in eachother. Which makes sense.
Normally this wouldn't bother me too much, however I did used to have a single budgie who was so strongly bonded to me, and I also used to have a dog who was bonded to me as well. I lost both of them last year. Now that I am kind of getting over my grieving for them, Im starting to wish I had that kind of companionship again, mainly in the form of a budgie since I'm not ready for a dog again.
Petal's personality shows that she would likely do very well if she just had me as her companion considering how quickly she began to bond to me when I first got her but of course there is no way I'm separating my two girls.
I just really miss having that strong bond with a budgie, like I had with my past bird Sky. She used to fly to me all the time without me asking her to and we would have little conversations and things. I even have another cage sitting there which could be put in the dining room if I really wanted but, financially, it would be irresponsible for me to be adding more animals in right now, as well as my mental health not being too great, I don't want the added responsibility of more birds. I'm not an impulsive person and I'm not going to get a budgie and bring it home. I just wanted to share how I was feeling and maybe some of you can relate?
Just considering everything that is going on, Im feeling lonely. And knowing I have a budgie that would likely bond to me very well if she was alone is frustrating as well. Of course I still get to interact with my birds, as an additional flock member but it's not the same as having that one on one bond. The most important thing to me is always the welfare of my animals and I would never purposely do anything to jeopardise that, I just figured since we're all budgie lovers here, you guys would be the most able to understand how I'm feeling.
If you've made it this far then, thanks for reading my post. It feels nice to get it all out and perhaps some of you are in the same position? Anyway I also want to say what a blessing it is to find this forum and I'm so happy to be involved in such an amazing community.
Now please enjoy some cute budgie emojis