After that I bought two budgies off a guy who didn't want them any more. Billy (green) and Cosmo (blue). I fell in love with them and hadn't seen budgies cuter than that before! They just made me melt. Cosmo is now paired up with Elle and Billy went to another home. Cosmo and Billy had always been really close but once they had gone out into the aviary they had started to pick on each other. I rehomed Billy to a guy who's budgie had died and his wife was really upset. She's doing fine and lives in a nice cage and gets attention every day.
and this cause it makes me laugh
Not long after that I got my Gouldian and Bicheno finches. I got them from a breeder and sadly both lots died except for one Bicheno. I felt bad for her so she went to live with a guy who had a male waiting for a female. I think it may be something to do with the breeder, not too sure though. They were Inky, Blinky (Bichenos), Pinky and Clyde (Gouldians). They're named after the ghosts from pacman haha!
Here's the Bichenos flying
Here's the male Gouldian
and here are the pair
After that we bought a breeding pair of lutino cockatiels. They were very nice but VERY loud and the neighbours just wouldn't have it. I rehomed them to a cockatiel breeder. They were called Johnny and Akiko. I really loved them but I never had them for too long, being as the neighbours didn't like it.
Even louder than the tiels were my quaker breeding pair. These guys were in a really rough state. They both had quaker mutilation syndrome which was horrific, they'd pull their feathers out, then their skin! And I've never heard anything as loud in my life. Constant screaming and upset at EVERYTHING. The neighbours freaked out about those two, and they went to a small public zoo. They were called Fernando and Loretta.
Not long after, we also bought a pair of diamond doves and Bengalese finches. And by mistake, from the same breeder. The diamonds have been, well, diamonds! They are by far the sweetest of all the wild birds I have. And they're always entertaining me. I still have the diamond doves, who are amazing parents, but the Bengalese went into an auction. I felt dreadful for them but the zebbies were hassling them ALL the time and they were struggling to get along. Cookie and Corbit are the Bengalese and Cher and Dmitri.
both the doves and bengals can be seen there
I'm finding it hard to keep track now!
I found Ralph, ANOTHER cinnamon red-fronted kakariki in the same store as Kiki, Chewee and Flash. He's been one of the funniest birds I own. I've never known such a silly animal. He's also stupidly quick, and witty! He can outsmart you, easily! He makes me feel dumb! He's currently being an almost daddy to three eggs that Flash is sitting on. I saw him in the store and I couldn't say no!
I then bought home from a big store 2 budgies and 2 Chinese painted quails. One of the quails dropped dead after like half an hour of coming back home and one budgie some how escaped. I have the one quail (Osbean) and the one budgie (Bubbles). She sat and waited for her mate to come back but he never did. It was awful. She has had many chicks. Her first 'husband' was Bruce who was bought for her at an auction. He sadly passed recently from unknown causes. I can't find a picture of Osbean or Bubbles but I know they're in the budgie roll call thread.
I then got Bruce, another budgie, who is HUGE. Was huge even. Explained above ^^^
After that I got Joey. Joey is my moody, bratty, baldy and ever so awesome cockatiel. He came from a really rough farm where he certainly was not getting the care he needed. I saw his ad for £15 and thought, hey! I'll go check that out! And I did! And I couldn't not take him home. I love Joey to bits and I wouldn't change him for the world... except his noise!
After that came Cheech and Chong. I really did adore them. They were a breeding pair of linnies. They were soooo chilled out and laid back. Alex has recently rehomed them to focus more on the kaks. I was very sad about this but I was told they went to a good home. The one thing I don't miss is the biting! Man those little things pack a punch!
Next there was Tom and Alfie. These were two young budgies who were dumped on my doorstep. Literally. Nobody wanted them and word of the street was I kept birds, so they left them to me. I had them for a while, tamed them, cuddled them, loved them but at the time I wasn't breeding budgies but my friend who lives a five minute walk away was, so I gave them to him. I've never had a snuggly budgie until I got Tom. I never wanted to see them go. Alfie had a really bad wing too, it wasn't right. Eventually, in my care he learnt to fly!
Then there were the parrotlets. Who I totally and utterly LOVED. They were adorable but they just couldn't stand all the other birds around. I gave them to a man who had other plets and wanted to breed. Clover and Shamrock were gorgeous. I'm seriously going to get a hand tame parrotlet when I can, a blue male!
Along came Tobi, my white-faced cockatiel. He came here from an auction and was a present for me. He was meant to shut Joey up, did it happen? No! But I do love him so much! He's very cute too! Tobi will be breeding next year.
After him has to be the cutest pair of lovies ever, except for Mango and Munch! Picasso and Blackjack were being rehomed because the breeder wanted to focus more on his IRNs. They had both been housed with the ring necks and Picasso had terrible damage to her face. They came home with me and straight away I was in love with them. They're very gentle, never bitten and ever so cuddly! Blackjack loves me, I can't get him away from me! They're now sitting on 3 eggs and Picasso has healed greatly!
Here's Picasso before:
and here she is now
and of course Blackjack
Then I realised I could tame Marvin, and well. Marvin was SO sweet to start with. Couldn't get her off you! But now she's matured, she doesn't need us! I miss sitting with Jack and listening to him play guitar with Marvin sat on it haha!
After a long wait, I got Dexter. My gorgeous turquoise yellow sided green cheek conure. He's the craziest, silliest, happiest little bird there is to exist! I can't really say much about him at all. He leaves me completely speechless. You all know him anyways!
Pickles came soon after. I got Pickles from the National Exhibition, hosted by the Parrot Society. He was only £50. Completely wild. He was with his sibling but apparently one was enough at the time. He was never nasty to me while he was in his carry cage at all. I got him home and got him out and he just bounced around and climb on me. I tamed him VERY fast and on like his second day he let me give him scritches. He now gets along AMAZINGLY with Dexter and both of them love to be with me just as much. Pickles even flies over to me now.
and last, but certainly not least (I've tried to keep these in order!) is Reco (changing the name) the Red bellied macaw, who I SHOULD be getting on Saturday!
I know I've accidentally missed some out but hey. I also have 2 Chinese painted quails with no names, a white zebra finch called Aya, Elle, Rico, Sqwibble, Patrick, Stanley and Sam the budgies. All these budgies have come from the auction except for Patrick, who is son of Bruce and Bubbles and Rico and Stanley, who are from a friend!