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its been a long time since i have been on here!! but once again i come back with more toy ideas and.... a third tree!!! annnnnddd... a new flock member! this is just a combined thread..

first things first- the new flock member. i work at my local animal rescue (aside from being a dog groomer!) and this budgie came in with a tall narrow round cage, no mirror, 2 toys and small perches. at first i wanted to take him, but told myself no. by the end of the day, i did decide to take him. he was 5 years old and i figured it was time to be trained and have a flock to call his own! not to mention, his leg band was stuck on his thigh (oww). i took him to the vet and they got the band off. it must have slipped up there when he was little because it was really tight, but didn't restrict his movement. fast forward a month and he is trained and is already out on the trees with the others! at first it was a little awkward, but now he loves coming out of his cage and being cheeky with the others oh, and i named him Theodore, or as i like to say "theodore the adorable".


by the end of the day all of the boys came to visit (the 2 hens are still separated from the boys)


finally he is allowed on the tree!



another bird another tree

i just have to clean some more branches before its official, but here is my third tree (right)! right now its not in my room. it am waiting for a warm day to pressure wash it again but its being a new england spring with warm weather one day and snow the next!


other half of the room


and the whole thing it just looks like it belongs haha


and here are some toys i made. as always, i get all of my toy parts and bird supplies at mysafebirdstore.com

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that is all for now! i will also be making a thread with all my recent art
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Aw congrats on the new addition! I have a royal python called Theodore and we call him Theodorable Your set up looks awesome
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What an amazing set up you have for your birds and I saw a bunny munching in one pic. You really spoil your birds rotten Theodore looks awesome sitting beside a friend up in the branches enjoying his amazing life now you brought him home. I thank you for rescuing him.

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Aw congrats on the new addition! I have a royal python called Theodore and we call him Theodorable Your set up looks awesome
When I see awesome set ups like this I'm itching to get a bunch of budgies and start up a big flock again.... I just wish I had the time.
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When I see awesome set ups like this I'm itching to get a bunch of budgies and start up a big flock again.... I just wish I had the time.
i would love to get 2 more budgies for an even 10, but then i think of how i would like to get medium and large parrots after these guys. ( a few months ago there was a caique and grey that were surrendered and i fell in LOVE, but that time i knew i didn't have the room
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When I see awesome set ups like this I'm itching to get a bunch of budgies and start up a big flock again.... I just wish I had the time.
If you had a small flock they would depend more on one another than yourself so it may be easier than you think They could share a flight cage! I have two aviaries full of budgies, I can't imagine being without them
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If you had a small flock they would depend more on one another than yourself so it may be easier than you think They could share a flight cage! I have two aviaries full of budgies, I can't imagine being without them

I agree they will be more dependent on each other but its me and time management that's the issue.

I have to be in the office early at 6:30am in the morning so I feel bad I wake up the bird early to offer him fresh sprouted seeds or veggies and fruit and then fly out the door. I'm back by noon and have to get working again from home and deal with cleaning his cage and giving him personal time while dealing with clients customers and staff on the phone. A noisy budgie in the background can be hard when trying to chat on the phone!

I work 7 days a week at awful hours so I don't really have the time to take on a few more birds and then I'd have to set up my office in another room to get away from their noise.

I really love that I can be in the den with my single crazy budgie who zooms by my desk smacks my head and ack ack acks at me when he wants. I get to watch him and interact and laugh and yell at him when he gets insanely noisy. It works out for the 2 of us, if I had more it wouldn't be one on one anymore.





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what i lack with my birds is the personal connection. once they are out, they don't care about me which is why taking care of the caique and grey was such a treat for me! unfortunately the closest parrot rescue is an hour away, and theres a parrot sanctuary thats and hour and a half away... too far for me to volunteer. it is fun watching my flock play and sing though
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what i lack with my birds is the personal connection. once they are out, they don't care about me which is why taking care of the caique and grey was such a treat for me! unfortunately the closest parrot rescue is an hour away, and theres a parrot sanctuary thats and hour and a half away... too far for me to volunteer. it is fun watching my flock play and sing though

I would give up that personal attention if I had a flock like you do, so don't feel bad. I would love to sit back and watch them while they are happy, just to see them playing or arguing mating or destroying toys, eating good food together or bathing together in a happy daily life.

That would be so much fun!





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