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    Well...I did a thing

    So I went to a local pet shop with the intention of maybe getting a snake. But I saw the parakeets and I've been wanting one for awhile. So I got a pair of parakeets lol
    I'm new to the bird world so any suggestions are welcome! This is a temporary cage until tax time when we will get a big giant cage with a bunch of room I'm pleased to introduce Misha(the white and blue one) and Castiel(Cass) the green one.


    Also I finally learned how to post pictures!
    Last edited by BallPythonWannaBe; 01-09-2018 at 11:20 PM.
    I have a Ball Python, 4 birds, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 Rabbit.
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    Re: Well...I did a thing

    Handle every single day!! We have one named taco and went a couple days without handling him and he has resorted back to hating everything. Our birds prior were super nice and loving but taco, well.... heís just his own beast. On the upside the noises they make are hilarious some males will even talk (look up disco on YouTube heís been on live tv so itís not a hoax). But with two youíll have to work twice as hard to calm them down and turn them into friendly birds, unless the pet store they came from hand raised them.

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    Re: Well...I did a thing

    I was petting them yesterday and Cass likes to gently nibble my finger and Misha will step up. I can't wait to get a bigger cage and lots of toys
    I have a Ball Python, 4 birds, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 Rabbit.
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    Cute pickup! That's world's apart from a new snake, hahahaha. I thought about parakeets a while back, they're beautiful, fascinating pets...but, I was afraid the noise would drive me crazy. As much as I love my other animals, I've decided to stick to snakes moving forward.
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    Aw I have two budgies right now too! I've owned parrots for way longer than I've had snakes haha, about 15 years. I've had two parrotlets and a cockatiel too, all hand tamed and bonded with either me or my mom.

    My current budgies aren't hand-tamed though, because I got them while I was in school and my parents didn't keep up with the taming process as they grew up. And yours are still very young and easy to bond with. If you want them to be your BFF, best to handle and hand feed them every day!

    Having two parrots living together where they might eventually bond to each other makes it much harder for them to care about hanging out with you though. You'll be an OK pal who feeds them, but their affection will be for each other lol!

    I don't find budgies to be very loud, even as adults. They squawk sometimes, mainly the males, but it's not too bad. Conures though are BAD!
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    Re: Well...I did a thing

    Quote Originally Posted by redshepherd View Post
    Aw I have two budgies right now too! I've owned parrots for way longer than I've had snakes haha, about 15 years. I've had two parrotlets and a cockatiel too, all hand tamed and bonded with either me or my mom.

    My current budgies aren't hand-tamed though, because I got them while I was in school and my parents didn't keep up with the taming process as they grew up. And yours are still very young and easy to bond with. If you want them to be your BFF, best to handle and hand feed them every day!

    Having two parrots living together where they might eventually bond to each other makes it much harder for them to care about hanging out with you though. You'll be an OK pal who feeds them, but their affection will be for each other lol!
    Im okay with being more of a pal I just don't want them to get lonely. I played a video of parakeets chirping and Misha perked up and started to chirp and... screech? I dont know how to describe the sound Right now their cage is a little smaller than i'd like but in a few months Dean is getting a T8 and the keets will be getting a nice big cage with more toys and perchs than they could ever dream of. I'd love to have a Cockatiel but I dont think my mom would go for that. When I was a baby my grandpa had a free roaming tiel named Pety who would poop everywhere...including me. At that time I was only a month old or so and mom definetly wasnt okay with the bird pooping everywhere.

    Also if anyone could point me in the direction of some cages you like that would be great!
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    i love birds!!! i'm not sure i'll ever be able to keep them but i admire from afar (or youtube)!

    they're adorable! congrats on your new friends.
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    Re: Well...I did a thing

    Quote Originally Posted by tttaylorrr View Post
    i love birds!!! i'm not sure i'll ever be able to keep them but i admire from afar (or youtube)!

    they're adorable! congrats on your new friends.
    Thank you! I was a little suprised when mom gave me the go-ahead but her reasoning is that I take care of them and I paid for almost everything(She insisted on buying the cage).
    I have a Ball Python, 4 birds, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 Rabbit.
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    Re: Well...I did a thing

    no ones said anything yet but hello fellow supernatural fan!!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by baldegale View Post
    no ones said anything yet but hello fellow supernatural fan!!!!


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    Hello! I was wondering when a SPN fan would make an apperence!
    I have a Ball Python, 4 birds, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 1 Rabbit.
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