First let me say welcome. Your comment here makes me think some of your birds have been rehomed to you. Is that how you got your rock pebbler?
Yes, that is how we got our parrot and most all the rest of our birds. Tilly, was a friend's bird who pretty much abandoned her for a bad lifestyle. My friend had gotten Tilly from some people who were on drugs. So, poor Tilly, has had a rough life. No one knows how old she is. I do know that she is at least 3 years old because that is how long my friend had her.
Our first budgie, Boomer, was given to my daughter by a lady who lets her budgies have babies and then gives them away. Boomer, however, was not a baby and so we have had a hard time taming him. We are making progress with him though. The next six budgies all came from a family who could not take care of them any more. They had a lot of birds, dogs, cats and 10 children! These budgies are also not tame even though we have tried and tried. They were all adults when we brought them home. We bought our cockatiel, Little Bit, from a bird club who takes in rescues and then sells them at very reasonable prices at the bird fair near here. LB was only 3 months old and has been a delight. He talks up a storm and sings several songs. However, he has developed a bit of a bad attitude in the last few months since he turned one year old.
We love animals at our house....dogs, cats, birds, fish, etc. All of our pets have been rescues through the years. Our two cats died this year....one was 19 and the other 21.
Sorry to write so much, but that is the story of our birds.
Tilly, the regent parrot who likes to follow me around like a dog
Little Bit, the very talkative and personable cockatiel
Fred, Ethel, Merry, Pippin, Alice, Uluru and Boomer, the budgies who desire to be left alone :-(