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Old 04-02-2012, 07:59 PM
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TBH I would rather deal with a whole bunch of itty bitty poos than just one of Merlin's poop bombs. Because she has that Bornavirus her poop is gargantuan. One of hers is equal to about 25 normal Grey poops put together. OMG when that has landed on my clothes it has been awful! I worry one will get on the couch.

Believe it or not Pete has never pooped on me yet. I don't know if he was trained not to, but he only poops in his cage.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:18 PM
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I'd go with the budgie. They are beautiful.
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Old 04-02-2012, 09:24 PM
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lol bombs away! i heard that birds usually don't poop on people they like, this one quaker at the pet store hoped on me and we really hit it off, as soon as i put him down he pooped. i think they hold it for the people they like but sometimes i guess they dont, but it sounds like Pete really likes you . my finches on the other hand, about every 5 minutes one of them poos, lets just say their cage never stays clean for long lol.
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When Merlin finally has to go I don't think she can stop it. Usually there is a huge fart when it comes out, too So she actually gets gas stuck behind it. And it actually makes a loud noise when it hits the ground.
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Old 04-03-2012, 03:48 PM
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lol my cat used to do the same thing! when something spooks my finches they all go flying around panicking and then suddenly stop, then when everyone is quiet you here this plop and i start cracking up!
so how do i know which budgie is right for me, the ones at the pet store get scared but if you sit your hand in the tank, they all start nibbling and investigating in like 30 seconds, but i cant really hold any without scaring them...i guess what im asking is how can i see their true personality without buying them first?
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my cat died at 3 years old due to invasive kideny cancer. he was highly anemic and his kidneys and blood work were off the charts, the vet said it was the worst he's ever seen. we had to put him down that day. up untill then, he showed no sings of illness that we could recognize, however he was a ticking time bomb and only the vet could see it. we thought he was just muscular, but it was just his bulging kideneys. animals hide illness! he only showed signs the day before he died, before this, he seemed completely normal, healthy, and his usual self. his name was maxie and he was my best friend, because we thought he was healthy we didnt take him for check-ups but had we cought it earlier he might have had a chance. we learned from this, we should have paid attention, take ALL your pets for check-ups so they can be helped early on before its too late.
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Re: decisions decisions!

Budgie's poop, OFTEN. But they're so small that it's lovely to clean up (in comparison to my senegal!) I miss the non runny poops and how easy it was to clean up,

My baby girl Wonsy was a budgie and she set me on birds for life, she was the sweetest most friendly thing ever. If you get a budgie I wish you all the luck in the world, she was brilliant and I hope you get a budgie who shows you all the positives of that species
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Yes, if you get one from a pet store you will need to spend the time taming it. I always picked one by color and they were all great. If you can get a hand raised one from a breeder that would be really nice.
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Re: decisions decisions!

I would go with the budgie. My very first bird was a budgie from Petsmart. Even though he wasn't hand fed or hand tamed, I spent some time with him and he calmed down very quickly. He was such a sweet little guy.

I also had a hand fed baby lutino budgie who was one of the most friendly, playful, and hilarious birds I've ever had contact with. Obviously a hand fed budgie is going to be more tame to start off with, but if you are patient enough you should easily be able to tame a non hand tame one.
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My last one came from Woolworths. Those of you who are young won't know what that is, but it was a huge drugstore chain that sold a lot more stuff than drug stores generally do. It was kind of like Walmart or Kmart but not quite as big. Bigger than a typical drugstore, but smaller than a Walmart if that makes sense.
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Re: decisions decisions!

My dads been there before . Are budgies cuddly, will they accept head scritches?
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