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Talking adopted 4 keets!

after traveling like an hour to the shelter... i got my 4 keets!!!

not as many as last time but there was nice colors there was 4 tiels there too i wish i could have taken one!

and ways... there was and mother and son also adopting keets- they took the one that looked like Pumble before i got to and they didnt seem excited about getting the keets and they didnt bring a cage or anything with them! they were not prepared and the employee thanked my for bringing cages when the other people were gone :P

and adopting was not the only good thing i did~~ i also donated 5lbs of parakeet seed and instead of paying the suggested $10 adopting fee per bird (it used to be 20), i paid $15 per bird ($60 total) and of course i gave 4 birds a home!

i havent named them yet because other than the grey/mauve one, they are all about 4-6 months, judging by the dark irises (and faint, faint baby bars), so i dont really know the gender yet but i am pretty sure all will be male but the olive one

onward!!!

this is the yellow face recessive pied- s/he is missing a tip of toe and the other is like 'stubbed' and the nail is very short, so he has trouble climbing the cage bars to get to perches. in the process of catching her, her tail feathers were ripped out, but he is fine. he is a little nervous like the grey, but they should come out of they shell


his back between his wings is a nice dark teal and the rest of him, except the flights, are light yellow


this is the oldest (white irises) of the 4. he is the more timid and was panting at times in the car. he is more a grey in person


he opaline too!!


another young one~ i believe a sky blue dilute greywing (?). he was on a perch in the shelter with others when the lady was catching them and i told her which one and she pointed to them and everyone flew off but him this one and the olive one will more than likely be the first ones tamed.


leon is like him but more white! this was the first in the car to start singing





olive is not my favorite color in the budgie world, i was looking at a green pied female instead
what made me change my mind was (with the help of my friend convincing me) the fact that when the other peoples birds were being caught, this little gal was just sitting on a branch, pretty relaxed. and when the lady tried to get he in her finger she didnt want to and walked away, but she didnt freak out (aka- i liked her behavior and temperament) so i got her!
i can pet her belly. i tried to get her on my finger, but she was holding onto the perch with all her might!


there is some opaline (the camera didnt really catch it) but look at that tail its such a cool color!


they will get a nice flight cage when they are trained and they will get to be out playing on the tree all day anyway




i have a lot of work to do!!

i couldnt be happier with the colors and the calm temperaments of the light blue and olive one!

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Oh wow! Congratulations you have a larger flock now they're all very beautiful and in stunning condition
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Yay, congrats! They sure are beautiful!

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I am so happy for you! What a beautiful flock!! God bless you for giving these little beauties a loving home! It must have been hard to choose, they're all so beautiful!


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It was very hard to choose!! There was so many that I wanted to take!

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Awh, they are all so cute and like Daisy said, in stunning condition! Congratulations!




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Very nice flock. Budgies have such wonderful colors (actually olive is one of my favorite mutations ) but choosing for temperaments is even better! You were very generous to the shelter. Those birds are lucky to have been chosen by you, a lot of people do not treat budgies like the little parrots that they are. They are going to be very happy little birds.

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I wish I lived closer to the shelter so I could donate (and be tempted buly the birds) more often! I really wish I could have also added o e of the pretty cockatiel to my flock; they we gourgeous!!

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updates!!!

so i am throwing around the name "Bowie" or "buddy" for the blue/ yellow pied..and "pickles" for the olive.. havent decided yet all of them are eating millet from me, the olive female (definitely female with a nice white cere!) and the yellow blue are always the most willing. the grey will take it and then the blue is so unsure and he will take a while. the blue/ yellow is the calmest of them all and he will do some chirps if everyone is doing it, other than that he's very quiet. there is something special about him.. or his eyes... i think there is a secret romance between the olive and the grey. they are in separate cages but i think they like each other (i better read up on chick care in case!).

they are getting a little more attention than leon and butch, but leon and butch can handle themselves on the tree, so they go on there all day i havent truly tamed birds in a few years so it is another adventure x4 !! i think me and the yellow/blue are going to be good friends.. there is just that look in his eyes.. i cant put my finger on it.. it like pumble is somewhere in there.

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Good to hear about your progress. Makes me want to get budgies

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ok the yellow and blue is now names Bowie

and i was looking at the picture of him yesterday and notices that he had a picture of a person and a flying bird on his stomach! i am taking it as a sign



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wow they are beautiful. it is nice of you to give them a loving home
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I love all of your budgies, but Bowie is definitely my favourite! Those belly markings are very cute
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Bowie has a such a cute expression in that picture. The markings are cool too!

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to your cute little family members!
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Such lovely parakeets....they are beautiful...I love budgies!!
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this morning i was feeding Bowie on a perch (he was struggling on the side of the cage so i took a perch and he got on). the big door was open and he was pretty close to the opening when i was feeding him and then he took off and flew out! he got behind a chair and i couldnt grab him and then he landed on the floor and after a little while he stepped on the perch very slowly to go back. i was happy that he got on the perch to go back i have to clean them today. i think i will bring then onto the bathroom to do that so there is less chance of them getting behind things if they get out

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they are so adorable!!
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