I am indeed. I am over flowing with zebra finches! In order for me to do the thing with the wild birds of prey I need to downsize a lot to bring everything into the indoor aviary once we've got rid of the stuff that's already in it. I'll still have a lot of birds but they'll just be in different places. Like, I still have Chewee and Yoshi and Alex's, oh and Cheech and Chong. I also have the birds at my uncles too. So there's a fair few right now.
At mine I'll have 6 budgies, 4 zebra finches oh make it 5 though because of Marvin, 2 cockatiels, 1 green cheek conure and 1 Harris' hawk. So that is an enormous downsize for me. OH AND OF COURSE! Flash and Ralph my red-fronted kakarikis. And then add the bird that I'll be taking in. So that's 18 in total at my place.
Then there's the 4 I have at Alex's so that takes us up to 22 birds. Oh! And one CPQ at his too, which takes me to up to 23 birds.
Then at my uncles I have ... 2 bourkes parakeets, 1 red-rump parakeet, 2 golden pheasants, 20 budgies, 3 red-fronted kakarikis, 1 barn owl, 1 Indian eagle owl, about 10 chickens, 6 collared doves. So that's about 69 birds I own in total now that everything else has gone.
I'd also completely forgot to tell you guys some stuff as well...
Billie was not getting along with Cosmo at all, they started to fight and it got pretty serious when Billie was injured in one eye. I rehomed Billie to a lady who's budgie had passed away and she wanted another one. Cosmo is getting a new mate tomorrow I think.
I also had to sell Clover and Shamrock, it saddened me a lot. They went to a family who already had a parrotlet but as a pet and they wanted to get into breeding so luckily they stumbled across my advert. They still keep in touch with me and let me know how everything is going with them. I had to get rid of them because my darn zebra finches literally would not stop breeding no matter what and so I had cages upon cages upon cages full of the darn things and ran out of a big space to keep those guys and I didn't want to be unfair on them so they went to live in their lovely, big aviary in the garden where hopefully they can breed in peace.
I also got a nasty shock today, my two baby budgies (the green that is going to a friend of mine and Patrick the blue dominant pied) actually ganged up on some young (not quite fully feathered) CPQ and managed to actually kill the one of them. My nan came down from the bird room in tears because she's seen the budgies violently shaking the quail by the neck. I had to rush up but it was too late, the poor thing was stiff. It sucked as well not only because I sadly lost the bird but earlier that day I had to virtually revive the poor thing. He had been outside for his first 2 days out and the cold came in really fast, I opened their run thing and to my dismay he was on his side, fighting to breathe and hold his head up. I bought him inside and kept him in my conservatory in a plastic pet carrier, it gets really hot in there and I didn't have any heat lamps or anything. After about half an hour he perked up and was running around so I decided to put him back, and that's when about 2 hours later I found that he had been bullied to death. He was very scruffy looking and feathers were everywhere! I couldn't believe it! And its sibling (the survivor of the attack) managed to get out earlier that day and poor Jack had to help me throw the garden upside down looking for it. We eventually found it but it was a sight for sore eyes, so I had to look after that one too... my my! What a day of rubbish