Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Bundaberg - Australia
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G'day From Down Under
G'day from Down Under.
I joined Talk Parrots yesterday, and thought I'd better introduce myself.
I live in the Australian state of Queensland, in a city called Bundaberg, which is about a five hour drive north of Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland.
Bundaberg is only a half hour drive from the coast, and is known for its sugar cane, rum (a byproduct of sugar cane), and its tourist industry.
I'm already a slave to three budgies named Bundy, Aussie and Skye, and one cockatiel named Tilly, who has really bonded with my wife. I'm also a member of Talk Budgies, where I use the nick Betcherrygah, and Talk Cockatiels, where I use the nick Nimphicus.
Yesterday, the first of January, we had a sweet little blue masked lovebird decide that she'd like to come and live at our house. By that I mean she flew in from somewhere and hung around Bundy and Aussie's large cage which is out on our back patio. She made a few attempts to come inside through our windows as she could hear Tilly and Skye calling, they're inside birds, but when she couldn't get in she went back to hanging around with our outside budgies.
I felt that she must have escaped from somewhere nearby and put a small cage out with some seed and water in it, and left the door open. Sure enough she ventured into the cage and I quickly shut the door. I put a clothes peg on the door to prevent her opening it, but she's no fool and soon had the peg off, the door open, and made her escape, which I'm sure is just what she did prior to visiting us.
She didn't go far, and continued to hang around, and duck in and out of the cage to get food and water, but was much too quick for me to catch a second time.
She spent last night sleeping outside under the budgies cage, and this morning, right on daybreak I saw her back in the little cage eating and drinking. This time I did get the door shut before she escaped.
My reason for not wanting her to fly freely around is that I'm concerned that being used to being in captivity she might just get taken by a bird of prey, which there are quite a few around here with the sugar cane fields.
My plan is to see if I can find where she came from and who she belonged to, and reacquaint them.
I'll place ads inthe local newspaper and let the local vets know that I've found her.
If I can't find her previous owner, then I can offer her a loving home here.
I've already re-housed her in a large budgie cage I had spare, and I've been to the pet shop to get her some toys and other birdie necessities.
For now I've named her Uno, which is number one in Italian, as she came into our lives on the first day of the first month.
Are there any other Aussies here, and if there are, where are you from?
Last edited by Uno; 01-01-2014 at 11:18 PM.