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Old 03-19-2017, 05:37 PM
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Hello! I have just become a member. I am not a budgie owner as yet. I had two as a child (which was a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away) and loved them dearly. Barnaby was a blue and white, Australian style parakeet and Smokey was a larger, English style budgie. My sister helped me tame Barnaby. Smokey was never able to fly, had a stump leg and was nearly naked when she came to us. We nursed her back to fairly good health, she regrew feathers but still never did fly. Barnaby LOVED her! He used to pull her around in a plastic wheely toy I had. Barnaby would also chase a string like a kitten! Sadly, Smokey passed unexpectedly one summer evening, a few years after she came to us. Barnaby was heartbroken. In time, he came back to us and lived another 6 years. I have fond memories of my two silly featherheads. They were charming little companions. Now, having lost by cat of 22 years, my dog at 17 and sadly, my partner, after 18 years together - I am sincerely thinking of adding a budgie back into my life. It has been (well...just say MANY) years since last I had one and consider myself as a newbie. I am going slow. Researching, cages, needs and temperments. I want the right bird - not the first bird. I am in search mode. I know only that I want another English type budgie. I have no idea who, how, what or where. Thanks for allowing me to network!

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:34 PM
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Hi Hip

It's heartbreaking to lose someone we love, whether human or animal, but it's lovely to hear that happy memories are leading you to search for that little feathered friendship once more.

Here's a link to a list of stickies (short information/advice pages):
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Have a read through, then if you have any questions you can post them and members usually reply promptly.

Wishing you the very best of luck in your search, with patience & planning, I have a feeling that you're going to find exactly what you're looking for.
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Hi Hip and to the forums!

It's great to have you with us, and you couldn't have come to a better place to learn even more about the best of budgie care!

I'm sorry to hear of the loss of your partner, and your other companions, too

However, budgies are truly special little birds and it's great that you're wanting to bring a new little one into your heart and home!

To begin your research, be sure to read through the Budgie Articles and the forum "stickies" (threads "stuck" to the top of each subforum) to ensure you're up to date on the very best of budgie care practices!

It's important to adopt your new budgie friend from a responsible and ethical breeder, not a "big-box" pet store in which the budgies are sourced from birdie mills. Here is a list of few near Toronto I was able to find; you'll have to contact them and inquire about their breeding practices, as well as see if they have or will have any baby budgies within the next few months.

Here's a website to get you started:
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If you have any questions afterwards, please be sure to ask as we'd love to help.

Cheers!
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Old 03-19-2017, 08:15 PM
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Hi! to Talk Budgies!

I'm sorry for your losses - it sounds as though you've had a lot of adjustments to make

We're happy you are here, doing research and waiting for the right budgie just for you!

Please take the time to read through the Site Guidelines, all of the How To Guides, the FAQs, the Budgie Articles and the stickies located at the top of each section of the forum.

Truly, the very BEST advice anyone can offer you is to take the time to read ALL of the stickies throughout the various Talk Budgie forums as well as the Budgie Articles we have posted.

These are great resources for Talk Budgie members and have a wealth of reliable information which will assist you to learn the best practices in caring for your budgies for their optimal health and well-being.

Site Guidelines
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When you upload pictures as thumbnail attachments directly from your computer, tablet or phone, the forum automatically defaults to landscape.

To upload full-sized pictures with the proper orientation, please use a photo-sharing service such as PhotoBucket and follow the steps in these instructions:
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By the way, all photos entered in any of our forum contests must be a full-size photo and not a thumbnail attachment so it's good to know how to upload them!

If you have any questions after reading through everything, please be sure to ask!

Glad you decided to join us and looking forward to seeing you around the forums.

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Thanks for the warm welcome everybody! Still learning how to use this awesome resource but for now - just...Thanks!
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