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Old 01-20-2020, 11:04 AM
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Leaving birds unattended during vacation

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Have you heard of stories of leaving birds (Budgies)unattended for days together.
In a casual conversation with my neighbour I came to know they were planning to leave their birds unattended for about 8 days and compensate for this lack of human presence by providing a large bowl of food and water.

I immediately cautioned them against this and volunteered to take care of the birds.
Have you heard of such phenomenon? I suppose this happens regularly to budgies because they do not cost much and the expenses of giving to a professional care centre may exceed their purchase cost.
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:03 PM
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

That is FAR TOO LONG. By all means try to be a bird watcher if you can. Even a large bowl of bird seed looks full all the time as the birds continue to drop the seed hulls back into the bowl and they aren't known for digging to find fresh seed. The water bowl would become polluted from them bathing in it and food particles. jh
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Old 01-20-2020, 12:38 PM
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

I will and have left Parker alone for no longer than 36 hours. My biggest concern is for the soup he makes with his food. I leave extra water around but water with food in it will go rancid quickly. Longer than 36 hours and you’ll have left the bird with no drinkable water.

So yeah, agreed, 8 days is too long.
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

Most house plants require attention in side of eight (8) days! Clearly the birds are little more than decoration to these folks.

Thank you for offering to care for their birds!

Leaving Julio for more than barely eight hours would have him beginning to disassembling the cage. In and about twelve hours and he would have the cage in pieces!
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Old 01-20-2020, 01:11 PM
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

Longest we have left Salty alone is 6 hours, and we were worried sick, jut sick doing that. He needs his family like a ...... well I cant think of anything, but he is almost despondant when hes alone for a few hours. Imagine leaving your 3 year old for that long!
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

That's terrible and not safe! 8 days?!?!
I think 2 would be dangerous....I mean, anything could happen...What if one got injured or tangled up? Or the water got clogged up (dispenser) or the water dishes got dirty etc?
What if they got sick? What about the social isolation/loss of flock???
That is just awful!
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

I wonder how your neighbours would like it if someone stuck them in a tiny room for 8 days with no fresh food or clean water and no way of knowing if anyone was ever going to come home??

Based on their overall attitude, if I was babysitting them I'd be very reluctant to give them back!
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Old 01-20-2020, 06:53 PM
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

I have left my prior OWA alone for 4 days and Nike for 2. The trick is multiple bowls of food and water. Even though Nike is out most of the time, there are weeks where she spends a lot of time in the cage, especially when I'm away on biz and is perfectly fine with it. The only time she calls is when she hears someone in the house otherwise she is quiet. I've left my camera on her for the two day trip and all she did was chirp to herself.
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Old 01-21-2020, 12:02 AM
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

Quote: Originally Posted by LaManuka View Post
I wonder how your neighbours would like it if someone stuck them in a tiny room for 8 days with no fresh food or clean water and no way of knowing if anyone was ever going to come home??

Based on their overall attitude, if I was babysitting them I'd be very reluctant to give them back!
Well ! I was partly reluctant but education is a slow process. And we live in the Anthropocene- the world of Humans , by humans for the humans.
And unfortunately Human egos matter more than avian welfare, more so with "cheap" birds like Budgies.
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Re: Leaving birds unattended during vacation

Quote: Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
And unfortunately Human egos matter more than avian welfare, more so with "cheap" birds like Budgies.
Not in my house they don’t. And I’ve always been a “do unto others” kinda girl, regardless of species!
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