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    Wifeís bird is now my bird lol

    My wife drug home a yellow Budgie named Compass. She named him for my son who loves Curious George. Iíve never had a Parrot but always wanted one and Iíve never really had any friends or family that owned birds. Sheís been home with me for 3 days now and Iím pretty sure she loves me sheís showing all the signs of happiness that she should, she talks to me every time I walk through where sheís at, she steps up for me every time I ask and even comes to me if I have perch if she is out of her cage. Iím really enjoying being able to hangout with her and watch her play for an hour and Iím super surprised sheís taken to me like she has. So needless to say Iíve been doing all the reading and learning I can about Budgies since I brought her home lol


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    So...you "stole" your wife's budgie? Or are you sharing? Budgies can be very personable...we had 2 when I was growing up, one was very smart, talked
    & even did tricks. The other one had been flying loose outside for a while, & always remained a bit wild...a neighbor caught it & gave it to us, or it would have died
    outside in the cold, but we had him for many years, he just wasn't that friendly. (That may have been why he was outside in the first place...it may have been an
    accident, or it may have been intentional...he never would say.)

    Compass is very pretty, I love that yellow color!
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    Re: Wifeís bird is now my bird lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    (That may have been why he was outside in the first place...it may have been an
    accident, or it may have been intentional...he never would say.)
    That's cause he wasn't no Stool Pigeon.

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    Re: Wifeís bird is now my bird lol

    Quote Originally Posted by ballpythonsrock2 View Post
    That's cause he wasn't no Stool Pigeon.
    Many friends in low places...

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    Wifeís bird is now my bird lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    So...you "stole" your wife's budgie? Or are you sharing? Budgies can be very personable...we had 2 when I was growing up, one was very smart, talked
    & even did tricks. The other one had been flying loose outside for a while, & always remained a bit wild...a neighbor caught it & gave it to us, or it would have died
    outside in the cold, but we had him for many years, he just wasn't that friendly. (That may have been why he was outside in the first place...it may have been an
    accident, or it may have been intentional...he never would say.)

    Compass is very pretty, I love that yellow color!
    We are totally sharing lol I do feel like she likes me a bit more but I literally walk by her all day and talk to her or offer her food as suggested. Sheís located directly in the path of the kitchen so I kind of have too , plus I take her out twice a day to get some out of the cage fun I figured I would have as much with her as I can since I canít touch Leo as well this is my first bird and Iím enjoying her quite a bit, definitely way more than expected, my wife was lucky enough to grow up with full sized Macaws and Cockatoos.


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    Our parakeet ("Tweety", the friendly one) loved water, & like to play (bathe) under a dribbling faucet (luke-warm) or in some shallow water in the sink.
    One time we made the mistake of letting him out during breakfast...he dove into my bowl of cereal! I guess he wanted to try a "milk bath"?
    Many friends in low places...

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    Re: Wifeís bird is now my bird lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Bogertophis View Post
    Our parakeet ("Tweety", the friendly one) loved water, & like to play (bathe) under a dribbling faucet (luke-warm) or in some shallow water in the sink.
    One time we made the mistake of letting him out during breakfast...he dove into my bowl of cereal! I guess he wanted to try a "milk bath"?
    that is hilarious lol I really love how intelligent they are. I would have never though that a $25 bird would be so smart. Iím really hoping she will start liking the bathroom too lol


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    Cute little new companion. I know a lot about birds and I feel like I need to warn you about a few things as I've seen this mistake happen to so many people. Do not cook with Teflon as it is lethal to birds, I use ceramic pans. Do not use any air fresheners especially those things you plug in that sprays once in a while or scented candles, also lethal to birds. Birds are really awesome pets and a budgie is a good starter.

    Have you done a DNA test to find out it's gender? To me it looks like a girl unless it is still young then it's impossible to tell. Male budgies tend to have a blue nose whereas females don't.

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    I know nothing about bird keeping but it's clear you are very fond of this bird and this thread is so good and pure and your budgie is beautiful!

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    Birds can be really sweet pets...hearing about Compass reminded me just how cool it feels when a bird perches on your finger, or sits on your shoulder.
    Many friends in low places...

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