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Old 06-04-2019, 09:34 PM
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Need some budgies in sePA...

Looking for couple budgies i live in sePA.... travel to nj a lot.

Need it from reputable breeders...

We're new to this...

What are some good sources in pa,nj,ny areas?

Should i get a hand tamed one, clipped?

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Old 06-05-2019, 02:15 AM
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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Quote: Originally Posted by miserkris1 View Post
Looking for couple budgies i live in sePA.... travel to nj a lot.

Need it from reputable breeders...

We're new to this...

What are some good sources in pa,nj,ny areas?

Should i get a hand tamed one, clipped?

Thx
i cannot help you out with where to buy a budgie , but if you are planning to interact alot with your budgie get a hand tamed one.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:49 AM
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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Hello! I hope you find a few beautiful and healthy budgies! I wish I could help but I don't live in the NJ area any longer :c
I've seen your other post and I really appreciate your open attitude. I know finding a breeder for a budgie is most likely more expensive and harder, but finding a good reputable breeder means you'll be able to get a healthy and potentially much more well socialized budgie.

If you get a hand tamed one, there's a few things to consider.
- Handfed birds may have less interest in other birds. That means your son or the primary caretaker will potentially have to spend more time with them. If you wish to interact with your bird on a very personal level, I would go with this option. Please consider what will happen when your son grows up, goes to college, or no longer has time for them. When properly cared for, budgies lives around 8 to 15 yrs, some have even lived longer than that!
- Parent raised birds will be more welcome to just hanging out with the other budgie. They might be more skittish around human hands but this doesn't mean they can't be tamed! It might take a longer time and potentially, they will never be as tame as a handfed bird. Some birds may choose that they don't want to interact with humans at all as well.
-As for clipped wings, it would be good for bonding if the bird has a reason to rely on you. Once the bird recognizes you as their flock, they have a reason to come back to you. However, being able to fly is very good for the mental and physical health of birds. This is more of a personal choice as some people choose to continue to clip their bird for safety reasons.

As a note, a properly clipped bird can still fly. They just can't get nearly as much height. If the bird gets caught by a gust of wind for whatever reason though, the bird can end up just being carried by the wind away unable to control themselves to stop.

This is more of a personal choice as each has it's pros and cons.
Since you mentioned you're new to this, I just wanted to drop some useful information just in case you didn't know!
- With all birds, an only seed diet is no good! In captivity, it's not healthy for them. They don't get nearly as much exercise as they do in the wild and eating only seeds can make them very overweight which can cause a lot of problems with health issues. Veggies & pellets are great nutrition with much lower quantities of fruit, seed, and/or tree nuts. Sprouts are great nutrition as well! Chop is a popular way to feed your birds, which is essentially all your ingredients chopped up into small pieces. Variety is key.

With some birds, it may be hard to convert them onto a healthier diet especially if they've been fed seed exclusively. There are tons of tips and tricks. However, you've stated you're looking for a breeder so it may be easier to convert your budgies.

-There are a few foods that are 100% absolute no no for your bird. Avocado, onion, garlic, chocolate, caffeine, fruits pits, apple seeds, tomato/potato/pepper/eggplant leaves/vines, and artificial sweeteners. Human foods such as crackers or cheerios are also no good for your bird but some people feed it in extreme moderation. There are few things that are debated such as tomato as well. Some people say it's too acidic while others have reported feeding some and it's fine.

Imo better safe than sorry.

- Teflon or PTFE/PTFOA pans will kill your birds if overheated. It's very easy to overheat so it's best to buy PTFE/PTFOA free pots, pans, cooking sheets, and some heaters have it as well. Self cleaning ovens have also been know to kill birds as well.

- If you have an air purifier, please make sure it doesn't have an ionizer!

- No using aerosols, cleaning chemicals, candles, air fresheners, and cigarettes around your bird. If you do use any of these things in other parts of your home, please make sure it's well ventilated and completely aired out before letting your bird back in. If you're a smoker, wash your hands before handling your bird as the tobacco can stick to your fingers.

-Be careful when your bird is out!!! Ceiling fans, electrical wires, mesh, boiling water, toilet bowls, windows, and more. There are lots of hazards in a home to a small budgie and even to a large macaw! Please be make sure you're supervising your bird when they are out of the cage. Make sure they don't get into anything they're not supposed to.
I think I've missed a few things but this is what I can think of currently! If you know all this information already, awesome! You're well on your way.

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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Great info above, however a few other things to consider in the parent raised/hand fed issue: When I bred budgies in high school I hand fed. They were people focused, friendly, but also could bite QUITE hard until they learned how hard was too hard. Nowadays, my baby budgies are parent raised for a few reasons(physical and mental health of the babies, and the fact that without indoor running water that complicates the whole process). I start to play with my baby budgies at the same age as I would have pulled them for hand feeding-3 weeks gove or take. Socialized parent raised budgies I think make an EXCELLENT choice as well, as long as the socialization is done right. My precious Legs-Bird was not hand fed, and she is one of the sweetest budgies I've ever had. so there is also a third option to consider.



And I usually only charge about 20$ for my chicks, so it is a much friendlier price point than a hand fed budgie usually, which sometimes go for around 100$.


If you live somewhere with pollution free medows/overgrown fields like I do, another GREAT food choice is to gather grass flowers, half ripe seeds, and leaves flowers and half ripe seeds of other plants than grasses from the field(clover both red and white, various grasses, plantago of a couple types, chickweed, etc). You probably won't be able to completely feed the budgie from this, but it is good for them and good for your kid as it gets them outside in nature and is a great learning experience IDing safe plants and flowers.


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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Thx all.
Is there a pet bird that can fly away freely and return to me when he's done, I'd love that actually lol....
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:08 AM
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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Quote: Originally Posted by miserkris1 View Post
Thx all.
Is there a pet bird that can fly away freely and return to me when he's done, I'd love that actually lol....
Well, there is "hawking and falconry" those bird with just a few short (thousands) hours of training will hunt, kill, and retrieve for their handler, so it's possible, birds are very smart and if you pit the effort in you may get the results, or you may end up watching your buddy fly away and never look back.
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Re: Need some budgies in sePA...

Quote: Originally Posted by miserkris1 View Post
Thx all.
Is there a pet bird that can fly away freely and return to me when he's done, I'd love that actually lol....
Mines umbrella cockatoos do but I also trained falcons and hawks years before when worked at a sanctuary. Unless you are willing to spend about a year harness training them, exercising them, flight training them and yes they have to learn how to fly and not scared to take the first jump, plus have to adapt them to outdoor environment and various noises and also target/recall train them indoors first and have a good bond and spend $1200 plus on a lightweight GPS system that lightweight as even a fully trained bird that knows area well can still get disoriented and losted. Hence why if your free flighting a bird use a GPS when flying and harness when you don't want them to fly, or going to stores and etc. I won't recommend it, as lot of training involve and something you have to have to prior experience with. Even then still risk involve.

With smaller parrots don't recommend it as a hawk can easily grab them. Plus that fact no GPS is on the market that they can carry for their weight and size. I keep my cockatiels in carrier, or harness at all times except indoors., they can fly around.

Someone on here let his lovebirds free flight. To me in my area to risky as don't want my cockatiel ending up being lunch for a flock of hawks circling around area at a given time and won't be the hawk fault as they are doing what they do to survive.

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