Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: New Zealand
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I have a deformed budgie
It seems as though, these days, I can't take a drive without coming across an animal in need.
As you may recall, my last budgie, Mr Tinkles, was saved from a petshop after his tail had been attacked.
Today, I was back at the same petshop. It's an awful, smelly place, with injured birds, dirty water, and overcrowded cages.
The SPCA's on to them, so theres not much more I can do.
But today, I saw a little light green budgie walking across the cage. He was an adult budgie, being sold as a baby! I saw him walk, and noticed his feet bent inwards, and his wing drooped unnaturally.
I called the manager in. It seems as though on every visit I make theres an issue!
So he comes in, and I show him the budgie.
He looks at it, then starts going on about how it'll never be sold, and he's going to have a firm word to the people that sold it to him.
I realise all this bird is to him is a product. It has to be perfect to matter to him, and all he wants it for is the money.
He tells me he's not going to put it down, and I sigh with relief. Then he says he'll shove it in the cage over there, without food or water, and it can die a natural death!!
Well, at that point I made up my mind, and he gave me the budgie for nothing.
Now he's in a cage next to Ziggy, still stressed out.
It's going to take a while to tame him, as he's an adult, but I don't care.
Thats the second budgie I've saved from that awful place, and I'm going to give him the best life I possibly can!
He can perch alright, and he can fly. He eats well, and he doesn't seem to have any mental damage. I think I'll take him for a vet visit, and although it can't be fixed, it's nothing that should alter his quality of life.
Deformities don't matter to me, because I know that he's going to be a great pet!
Last edited by Ella; 01-09-2010 at 09:01 PM.