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Old 04-30-2020, 01:00 AM
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Best way to enjoy budgies

Thought of starting a thread on what all of you Budgie enthusiasts consider is the best way of keeping budgies.

While a single male bird kept as a mimic can bring a lot of joy, this is probably short term (2 years)

I think the best way of enjoying budgies in the long term (10 years or more) is to keep 3 non breeding but well bonded pairs of either one single color or of 3 or 6 completely different colours in a spacious cage - 1 metre long, 1 metre tall and about 60 cm wide, with a lot of perches and toys.

The cage should be all metal with the appropriate bar spacing, and placed on a stand that is about 15 cm tall.

Watching a small flock feeding together from the same bowl and also from your hand is one of the the greatest joys.

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Old 04-30-2020, 01:51 AM
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Thought of starting a thread on what all of you Budgie enthusiasts consider is the best way of keeping budgies.



While a single male bird kept as a mimic can bring a lot of joy, this is probably short term (2 years)



I think the best way of enjoying budgies in the long term (10 years or more) is to keep 3 non breeding but well bonded pairs of either one single color or of 3 or 6 completely different colours in a spacious cage - 1 metre long, 1 metre tall and about 60 cm wide, with a lot of perches and toys.



The cage should be all metal with the appropriate bar spacing, and placed on a stand that is about 15 cm tall.



Watching a small flock feeding together from the same bowl and also from your hand is one of the the greatest joys.



Honestly I enjoy budgies so much even just watching them together. Sure, having one be fully tame might be a bonus, but definitely not a deciding factor for me. I've tried to gain the trust of my 4, and they will eat millet from my hand, but thats the extent and I'm perfectly fine with that. Whatever makes them happy

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Old 04-30-2020, 07:42 AM
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Re: Best way to enjoy budgies

Wally...a light blue male Budgie was my first parrot...we're going back 50 years now lol There is nothing as rewarding as to interact with a happy..goofy..chattly lovebug Budgie!
When Amy and I go to the local pet shop for supplies the first area we go to is to see their very large cage full of very colorful and active Budgies.
Very underated in my mind.



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Honestly I enjoy budgies so much even just watching them together. Sure, having one be fully tame might be a bonus, but definitely not a deciding factor for me. I've tried to gain the trust of my 4, and they will eat millet from my hand, but thats the extent and I'm perfectly fine with that. Whatever makes them happy

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Please share the photographs of your other 3 budgies. Would love to see them together. From what I have read and also temporarily experienced, 4 is a bad number to have because the each pair will be "eying" the other s mate and the bond does not form whereas, somehow miraculously it gets sorted out when there are 3 pairs. Have you experienced this?

Also I think 6 is an optimal number to give a feeling of a flock but not too large to get noisy and disturbing for our ears.
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Wally...a light blue male Budgie was my first parrot...we're going back 50 years now lol There is nothing as rewarding as to interact with a happy..goofy..chattly lovebug Budgie!
When Amy and I go to the local pet shop for supplies the first area we go to is to see their very large cage full of very colorful and active Budgies.
Very underated in my mind.



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Yes! One of the ways I relax is to watch videos of Disco the Budgie . He is tremendously talented and hilarious.

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Old 05-01-2020, 02:12 AM
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Honestly I enjoy budgies so much even just watching them together. Sure, having one be fully tame might be a bonus, but definitely not a deciding factor for me. I've tried to gain the trust of my 4, and they will eat millet from my hand, but thats the extent and I'm perfectly fine with that. Whatever makes them happy



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Please share the photographs of your other 3 budgies. Would love to see them together. From what I have read and also temporarily experienced, 4 is a bad number to have because the each pair will be "eying" the other s mate and the bond does not form whereas, somehow miraculously it gets sorted out when there are 3 pairs. Have you experienced this?



Also I think 6 is an optimal number to give a feeling of a flock but not too large to get noisy and disturbing for our ears.
Surprisingly, my little flock gets along fairly well. I had Cloud and Skye for 2 years and Beep and Lilac for just under a year now, and no problems really at all between them. I think I honestly just lucked out here lol. Though I would certainly be willing to add another 2, haha. I love my 4 so much though

Just for clarification, the budgie I had posted about recently is my sister's, so he's at my sisters house, whereas these are at mine)

Pic 1 (bottom to top): Cloud, Beep, Lilac
Pic 2: Beep, Lilac in the background
Pic 3 (left to right): Lilac, Skye, and Cloud

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Re: Best way to enjoy budgies

Hi Glitch Town

Your budgies look healthy and happy. Good work. But the Budgie at your sister's house is a stunner.

Sorry for my bias but I prefer budgies with a full plumage and markings , irrespective of color to the pieds, spangles, fallows and alb/lut-inos.

You have 3 so you are lucky. I don't the group dynamics of 3 birds. 3 males should be fine I suppose.
What is the gender ratio? they all look female to me since none have the prominent blue but I guess in some types including recessive pied it s difficult to discern.

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Honestly I enjoy budgies so much even just watching them together. Sure, having one be fully tame might be a bonus, but definitely not a deciding factor for me. I've tried to gain the trust of my 4, and they will eat millet from my hand, but thats the extent and I'm perfectly fine with that. Whatever makes them happy



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Please share the photographs of your other 3 budgies. Would love to see them together. From what I have read and also temporarily experienced, 4 is a bad number to have because the each pair will be "eying" the other s mate and the bond does not form whereas, somehow miraculously it gets sorted out when there are 3 pairs. Have you experienced this?



Also I think 6 is an optimal number to give a feeling of a flock but not too large to get noisy and disturbing for our ears.
Surprisingly, my little flock gets along fairly well. I had Cloud and Skye for 2 years and Beep and Lilac for just under a year now, and no problems really at all between them. I think I honestly just lucked out here lol. Though I would certainly be willing to add another 2, haha. I love my 4 so much though

Just for clarification, the budgie I had posted about recently is my sister's, so he's at my sisters house, whereas these are at mine)

Pic 1 (bottom to top): Cloud, Beep, Lilac
Pic 2: Beep, Lilac in the background
Pic 3 (left to right): Lilac, Skye, and Cloud

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the yellow one looks amazing!
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Hi Glitch Town



Your budgies look healthy and happy. Good work. But the Budgie at your sister's house is a stunner.



Sorry for my bias but I prefer budgies with a full plumage and markings , irrespective of color to the pieds, spangles, fallows and alb/lut-inos.



You have 3 so you are lucky. I don't the group dynamics of 3 birds. 3 males should be fine I suppose.

What is the gender ratio? they all look female to me since none have the prominent blue but I guess in some types including recessive pied it s difficult to discern.



cheers



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Ah, yeah I love the pieds and such! Just love the variety and the beaty in inperfectness. Anyhow, so I have 3 females and 1 male. My male is recessive pied, had him for 2 years now so I've been able to confirm his age through behavior and such. My other three are females, but I intended to have 2 females and 2 males, but I misgendered one of the females. Anyhow, it works out pretty well. But I really ideally would like to get 2 more males to make it even. This is the cage I have for my 4. Might have to upgrade to get 2 more?

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