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Old 04-02-2012, 06:44 PM
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decisions decisions!

ok so my dad gave me the ok to choose between a hand raised finch or a budgie, if you look up tame finches (search tame java sparrow in youtube) you will see that you can cuddle them, they will fly to you, sit on your shoulder, sleep on you, and all that great stuff! my local pet store is getting tame finches in june, and another bird store has tame baby budgies (no worries they're weaned ) so my question is, should i go for a tame finch or tame budgie? thank you for any and all replies!
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Re: decisions decisions!

I'm going to vote budgie just because I'm a huge fan. My budgies were sweet, wonderful beings that I was very happy to share my life with. Either one will probably make you happy though.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:09 PM
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Re: decisions decisions!

were your budgies very active, or would they be content to just sit with you for a little while? sorry if i overload with questions im just excited
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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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Old 04-02-2012, 07:17 PM
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Re: decisions decisions!

I think it depends on the budgie! i've seen budgies that are just off the wall! with energy flying everywhere all the time and i went to the store and bought one and she's real calm i was sitting with her and cuddling her in my hand for about 30 mins! just go more then one day and see which one you fall for or which one falls for u
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Re: decisions decisions!

They did all sit with us a lot. One of them loved sitting on my dad's or sister's glasses, lol! They also liked to run around, especially when we had dinner, on the table, trying our foods. Then we would all go under the table and hide and they would run to the edge and look at us and yell, "Peek!" They also loved playing card games with us, and flipping all the cards over.

I got the last one when I was 14, around your age, and had him until I was 30.
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:29 PM
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Re: decisions decisions!

That is a tough decision. I like both a lot. I would probably vote budgie though. But both have good things about them.
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I will have to dig up old photo albums, but our first budgie is on me in a lot of my baby pictures.

I loved them so much I didn't even try a bigger parrot until after that last one died, which is when I got Rowdy. Her 12th hatchday is this weekend actually.
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Re: decisions decisions!

thank you, i think im going to go for a budgie, i already have a pair of gouldian finches, if they breed i can work with the babies , budgie it is! should i go with the english or american? and also as gross as it is... how often do they poo, can they be potty trained, will it be all over if i let them out for a while? thank you, this is really helping me out
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Re: decisions decisions!

They do poo a lot. The smaller the bird, usually the more often the poo. One of mine would say, "Dirty birdie made dirty dirty" every time he went, lol! I would guess they could be potty trained as I am convinced they are as smart as any other bird.

I never had an English, but they are so pretty. Mine all came from pet stores, but if you can get a hand tame one, you should.
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Re: decisions decisions!

You can potty train them, they are very smart! I really like the English ones! But either would be great for you I'm sure. Good luck and have fun searching!
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