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Redpill me on budgies
Parrots of forest
Why is my budgie such a fucking coward?
>mango is in season so I put a bit of mango in the food container
>bird goes there stares at it wondering if it should take the chance and go near it or not
>decides to just go try to eat fallen seeds though the grate of the floor instead
Mine does this shit too. I even eat things in front of them to show it is safe but nope!
How much work are Budgies compared to large dogs? I've had two throughout my life and want to know if they're comparable to having a budgie.
A bit easier, but budgies live longer.
Great and intelligent pets. Need attention and care, you need to spend time with them. Loud. Will shit everywhere (some people claim they managed to potty train them to shit in designated areas), will chew your shit up. They are flock birds so you should get st least two (better one after another, so it would be easier to tame them), preferably same sex unless you want to deal with nesting and brooding. Overall pretty great, but don't just stuff them in a tiny cage and forget about them, they will look active and lively, but it will be out of boredom, loneliness and stress
>will look active and lively, but it will be out of boredom, loneliness and stress
Ah fucken luv budgehs
Very good budgie video
Easy to take care of, very interactive pets, extremely social, cheap, easy to be cage free, easy to breed.
They're super small though but that's for the good. Smaller means your bird will be more active and playful.
I had one as a kid his name was Petey and everytime I took him out of the cage to fly around the house his eyes would change and he would make a racket you could tell how goddamn hapoy he was to be flying around.
one day someone opened the front door and he flew outside. I was devastated. then like 3 days later he was in the tree across the street from my hoyse and I walked over to it with his cage and flew right to it and climbed back inside. but man did his eyes look really crazy after that. like flying around the house was a shot of whizkey but this bro just got done doing 3 days of crack.
Taking a step back can someone fill me in on birds as pets in general? I love birds but find the idea of keeping them in cages pretty grim, is it worth?
>keeping them in cages pretty grim
It is. Any decent owner lets them out of their cages daily
IMO its stupid that they are bred just to be trapped in cages. Pet industry and pet nutters are just sad. Other day I was googling for some info on Painted Bunting and one of the top suggestions from other peoples searches was "painted bunting for sale". wtf
Who would win in a fight? A 20 ft T-Rex or a 20ft Budgie?
the budgie will fly away
Greymon (T-Rex) vs Parrotmon (Budgie)
The budgie only lost because of 'plotline' making the t rex magically regain consciousness due to the power of love and friendship.
is that the papo allosaurus? god their dinos are amazing
>inb4 no that's a budgie
My girlfriend is thinking about getting a budgie, she wants to know how loud they are. I've told her that all birds are loud and she should be prepared for that, but she seems to think that just one bird by itself won't be as loud.
One budgie is actually louder than several.
A budgie’s whole existence revolves around constant socializing and always keeping track of their flock. This means making loud screeches to find its flock (you & your gf) every time it loses sight of you and suddenly realizes it is alone. Or is bored.
We just stopped at a local bird shop and saw some doves that looked nice, do you know how a dove would compare to a parakeet in terms of noise or overall difficulty caring for?
Pigeons/doves make great pets but you should consider adopting from a rescue, pigeon people are very nice
Doves are a lot quieter and generally easier to take care of. They don't need nearly as much stimulation as budgies and you can get away with feeding them a standard seed mix instead of having to deal with pellets and fresh fruits and vegetables like with budgies.
But they're also much less tameable than budgies. You won't be able to teach tricks to dove like you would with a budgie and they won't really play/interact much with you as much though they can still be very cuddly when you bond with them.
I think that budgies make better pets overall, but doves are a decent choice if you're looking for more of a low maintenance pet. Caring for a budgie is pretty similar to larger parrots in terms of effort.
To clarify, I didn't mean that doves are low maintenance pets, just that they're lower maintenance than budgies.
Don't get a bird if you're looking for a pet that's more of a decoration than a pet.
My king pigeon is roaming around my kitchen right now playing with a cardboard box while my cat sleeps nearby. His favorite sunbeam is on the floor (it's noon) so he'll probably find that and go bask in it in a second. I think of him more like a cat than a bird. He's out most of the day. You can put a diaper on them (they call it pigeon pants) that you have to change every 2 hours, although I mainly just let him free roam in a space I don't mind getting a bit dirty and cleaning.
Pigeons can definitely learn some tricks, but they are a little more self-reliant in exchange for being lower maintenance. You can "train" them more by getting them to bond to you instead of a mate, but frankly I think this is cruel, and most pigeon/dove people recommend always pairing them (like rats). Ideally a male and female, and then you have to replace their eggs every time they lay. Or a female and a female, or a trio with one male, but never multiple males (they fight).
I think it's cruel because the pigeon will think you are his mate, and will be frustrated that you aren't doing the things you're supposed to do. My male is currently angry at me for not getting in his nest (his cage) with him every night to get busy laying eggs. He gets horny and angry at night and starts "suggesting" that I go do my job as a lady pigeon by nipping me while sitting on my shoulder. It seems stressful for him.
They are really beautiful, sweet, have big personalities, etc. Their lives will mostly revolve around each other, with you as a bonus, if you bond/pair them.
>Don't get a bird if you're looking for a pet that's more of a decoration than a pet.
This is always true. Again I think of it more like a weird cat than a cage slave. I think it's insanely cruel to put any animal in a locked prison, especially one that likes to roam and have multiple favorite spots/nesting spaces.
Light Vs Dark. A classic duel
Cute little fellas
Don't keep them alone or clip their wings tho, these things might make it easier for them to bond with you, but they are also distressing to social birds like budgies.
They are bonding with you because they dont have a choice.
And no, a mirror is no replacement for actual companions, imagine spending all day making faces at a mirror because gigantic incomprehensible aliens are keeping you isolated from all other humans, that's some despair filled schizo shit.
And the budgie is kept by you as a pet because it doesn't have a choice.
If keeping it by itself at first to make it bond with you easier will benefit both you and the bird in the long run.
they are silly
Looks like my buddy Enzo
If I go at night when it's dark and the budgies are low energy and maybe they were sleeping, they will let me touch them and play with them without getting scared. They just sit there.
During the day they run away.
Do budgies have homing instincts like pigeons and chickens or do they just fuck off wherever they please?
parrots in general fuck off wherever and get lost and then die.
RIP free flight dreams
With parrots it can be done but takes tons of time, requires considerable research/dedication, and comes with risks. Ultimately a good thing to do with larger parrots. Much riskier with smaller ones.
Today's the day my little buddy will probably pass. I had to transfer him to the bottom of his cage so he could be closer to the water and food. He had a weird spasm when I put him down there and I almost thought he was dying then and there. He didn't but it was close. I am not sure what to do if he does pass today.
It will hurt.
He finally passed this morning in my hands. I am glad I was there for him and that he is no long in any pain.
Rest in Peace small chad
Rip... sorry anon
The cage fell and the top came off a bit and the budgie we got about a month and a half ago escaped. The one that we had for a year now didn't leave though. I put some seed out hoping it may come back but nope. Wonder where went and what kind of life it will live now...
Food for some local cat
>wonder what kind of life an animal that spent its entire life getting food and water handed to it without having to work for is living now that it's in the wild
Poor lad died of thirst if a cat didn't get to it first
>tfw once saw a blue budgie sitting on a fence on my way to elementary school
>tell other kids about it
>queue "NUH UHHHH, BUDGIES ARE PETS AND DON'T LIVE HERE, STOP LYING ANON"
Decades later, I am still seething.
All parrots and non-songbird birds are shitty pets. Not the fault of the birds, they just have very specific care requirements thay very few people are able to replicate to a satisfactory degree.
They're not even that difficult to take care of. It's just that people need to realize that owning a parrot is more like owning a dog than like owning a hamster.
Which parrot do you mean? Does it only apply to budgies or also macaws?
would love to keep some if they didn't make that annoying ass chirping/screeching
Am I mentally ill if I actually like the screeching and find it hilarious?
Justine and Herbert will eat out of my hand. But won't let me pet them. Best way to get them to warm up to me?
Clicker conditioning them to be calm when your finger approaches their head. Cant be assed to write a manual on how to do this.
Anyway to raise these with a cat?
One of my budgies stopped trimming its beak and now I'm scared it's getting too big and it might become uncomfortable.
I've had him for years and has easy access to a grinding stone and wooden toys like always. Why did he stop caring for it and what can I do to encourage it?
What is its diet like? Could be because of some kind of vitamin deficiency.
Mixed budgie food + daily fruit and vegetables. I resort to pears and lettuce usually. Periodically I also give them specific vitamins for when they moult.
What vitamins/foods could I give them for this kind of thing?
Not an expert but internet says vitamin A. So stuff like spinach, kale, carrots, pepper, lettuce.
What kind of vitamin supplements do you give them for their molts btw? One of mine always has some really heavy molts and I never thought about straight up giving vitamin supplements.
It's a multi-vit I was recommended, for any instance they go through a stressing period from weaning to moulting. I won't bother with the name because it's produced locally in my country.
It really helped since by budgies get rather cranky during moult
that is a love bird u retarded catfag
It looks like the budgie in your pic.
is a budgie in the webm
Are you retarded?
This is straight up animal abuse
by disturbing the sleeping cat and disturbing the bird that was being perfectly comfortable, all for human amusement taking a le funny video.
how do i bond with my budgies? i think mine hate me.... i feel like im bothering them more than bonding when i do try to do anything with them
You need to be persistent yet gentle. Are they still afraid of your hands? If so, or even if not, start trying to feed them treats from your hand, then simple commands like stepping up. You will know when they have accepted you in their flock when they start flying over to you to check out what you are doing. Remember to talk to them all the time as well so they can start learning what to say.
Watch the budgie videos on the birdtricks youtube channel.
do you have two or more? then you've made it more difficult to tame them, it's easier if you have only one because then it only has you to bond with, but it's still possible with two or more you just have to be patient, try not to scare them or force them because you might break what little trust they have with you and it will be even more difficult then
It's also animal abuse to seperate a flock bird from at least one partner. The stress is so high it likely shortens their life span.
Also even if it's legal in your shithole, in others it's not and 8 year old kids managed to 'tame' already bred and therefore not feral to begin with budgies for ages.
I you bought an abused from from a bird mill mass production that actually needs taming beyond opening the cage and sitting there with or without food until they feel bold enough to explore their new human, abusing it a bit further might not cause much additional harm though.
millet and patience
Why do budgies always have this "proud and pompous" stance like they think that they're better than everyone else?
Because they are
Best talking animal if you don't count humans
They don't budge for anything
From my experience I've learned:
>They can be real bastards
>They can be taught to speak
>Females lay faux-eggs without mating (no babies inside)
>Go into squawking fits that sound like ripping a piece of velvet off another at 100 mph
>Chirp and sing too
>Like to chew on paper or newspaper linings at the bottom of cage
>shit in own water often
>live a long time
>Not that bad as pets, I would just feel bad keeping them in a cage, but if you let them out just know they'll probably shit on things you own
Thoughts on "gigantic" budgies? I've seen them at the local outdoor markets in California and they sell for around $100.
they are show/english/exhibition budgies that's why they are so expensive
They have shorter lifespans than normal budgies.
rate my birds
The cockatiels show fear and stress. Appropriate.
(Also not your birds)
rip to my 2 little bros. they were happy birds but i could have done better
cute budgies tbh rip
It really feels extremely bad when a pet passes away a little earlier than expected and then you realize that it is at least partly your fault.
I had a really beautiful friendly little budgie that would waddle on the ground and climb up my shirt for attention. He actually sought my company and followed me around. But I missed the early signs of a worm problem and did not deworm him when I bought him from the pet store. It really hurts thinking about how I failed the little guy. Vet couldn't do anything except told me to keep him in a temperature controlled room. He ended up dying in my hands as I bawled my eyes out. Rest in peace.
Rip sweet prince
They are small, friendly little fellas, assuming you respect their space like any animal, and properly take care of them. They do make a lot of noise and shit a lot though.
some anon budgies
Very cute. They look very happy with their millet.
>the soft rustling and cracking sounds of budgies quietly feasting on millet
I used to hold the millet right next to my ear while my budgie was munching on it. It gave my brain the greatest tingling sensations. It was like a massage for my eardrums, way better than ASMR.
other pic of anon's budgies
One of my budgies is dying most likely liver cancer right now. Just trying to give him his best life while he still has it. Poor thing can't even fly anymore. He does get super excited to get out of the cage and run around though so that makes me happy.
I'm very sorry. What precautions can be taken to reduce this disk? I know only feeding them seeds can lead to this.
I think he was more predisposed to it. I try to feed a mix of pellets and seeds with vegis. He might have just ate the seeds since my other budgies are fine and healthy. I took him to the vet and he gave some stuff to help get his strength up so maybe he can get stronger and last. The vet said other than this problem his feathers were healthy with no signs of disease. He tried giving him parasite cleaners as well incase it was that but it wasn't it seems. I will let him run around some more today too. But I am pretty sure the end is near sadly.
My best wishes. I dread the day this moment comes for me too.
Fatty liver disease =/= liver cancer. Unless fatty liver disease causes liver cancer?
They're great pets, they're very social and full of personality. Please keep in mind they need the same attention as parrots. Don't feed them only seeds, spend time with them and let them out of their cage daily.
budgies are based
Why do they live so long? My cousin's budgies outlived his dog.
Because your cousin punched his budgies regularly. When calibrated and treated right, budgies can live 20+ years.
parrot-related animals can live absurdly long, one cockatoo reached an age of 120
>Why do they live so long? My cousin's budgies outlived his dog.
Everything outlives mammals. It's not bird/fish/reptiles that have weird lifespans, it's mammals.
I fucking hate how unexpensive they are. It leads to a ton of dumbfucks buying them without doing proper research first and basically abusing them for their whole lives by sticking them a tiny cage and barely interact with them.
THIS. cheaper than dirt which ends up with them being treated like dirt
I hate this too. I was in a poorer neighborhood the other day and saw a small aviary full of budgies. The floors were covered in feces and of course they're just fed a basic all-seed diet. I also saw a small round cage with a pair of budgies just living in filth.
Very fun intelligent little parrots. I can buy an untame one from the pet store and train it to do simple tricks in a couple of days.
Unfortunately most people treat them as cheap disposable cage birds, because yes they are cheap. But that should not cheapen their value as individual characters.
>I can buy an untame one from the pet store and train it to do simple tricks in a couple of days.
Yes, its not hard to do if you know the correct techniques and if the budgie isn't brain damaged from fucked up breeding or really traumatized by something.
>Very fun intelligent little parrots. I can buy an untame one from the pet store and train it to do simple tricks in a couple of days.
how would you do that?
i bought a clean firendly one and i never was able to make him come to me or sit on my finger or do other stuff
he was more like a furniture for the rest of his life
Because you suck and couldn't bother buying a book on training birds or even try to find a good source of free info.
They're impossible to budge.
I miss my budgies 🙁
Same. Mine used to get excited to see me at the end of the day. One of em would even say "hey Siri" to get my attention. We used to play fetch with q-tips. Miss em. 🙁
Great pets. Can compete with dogs. Highly intelligent with distinct and wacky personalities. Hard to corral. Loud as FUCK. Do not get if you need quiet. You will never know silence again. Don't clip their wings, either. People will tell you it's necessary to get them used to hand-rearing, this isn't true. You can befriend them without disabling them. Flight is also great for exercise. I taught mine to free fly outdoors and come back when he got tired. Will shit on your walls, prepare for that.
9/10 pet would recommend.
me in the back
>is that? WaTER?!
this is murder.
>Where’s the money, Shithead!
>the weak should fear the strong
My family forgot the cage outside the night before and now after realizing the birds didn't explode from being outside they want to let them sleep outside every night
Seems to be better for the birds, they get to sleep and wake with the sun, and don't have to sometimes stay up till 12 at night in a bright room
we live in a tropical environment so no weather issues
what if they get eaten by a cat or a ringtail
Someone let three out. And recently there were nine flying outside together and I saw one feeding little babies in a hole in a telephone pole. It was really cute how they're little heads pop out.
There use to be a TON of them in certain parts of Florida years ago. They did great until a really bad cold snap it killed them off. I bet that was cooler than the brown shitbirds like sparrows
Sparrows are great, only poofter gays like only brightly colored loud shit.
Birds really benefit from a solid day/night schedule and natural sun. Unfortunately I cannot leave my birds outside due to the freezing cold but sometimes if the weather is good I will carry the cage outside to get some sun.
They've been living outside since I made that post. Sometimes I worry though. I hope whatever disadvantages there are are outweighed by the benefits of the natural light.
Do you bring them in to let them out of the cage?
are you talking about english/show budgies?
Would like a speculative evolution like Serina but with budgies
Redpill me on budgies
I wonder what a Trex budgie would look like
Im confident a bunch of deviantartfags have already drawn it.
They appear to be birds
They are cute, funny and are great talkers. There isn't really anything to dislike about a budgie.
Some dumbfucks are breeding them for unhealthy physical characteristics that shorten their lifespans and quality of life. They're trying to recreate the abomination that is pugs, but with other species. Regular non-fancy budgies are the best. They also should be taken care of as if they were a big macaw in a tiny bird's body, so giving them lots of attention, fresh food, and space. Doing so grants the budgie-owner emotional immorality.
We should be breeding birds for high intelligence and longevity.
Sure, then they can suffer even more at the hands of shitty pet owners.
Is breeding for intelligence possible? Has anyone ever tried it with any animal?
>literally called a parrotlet
Parrotlets, when will they learn?
I wish mine woud be easier to tame. I got them from a pet store and I think they're traumatised from being treated poorly.
>They're cheaper than most parrots/parakeets. >They're relatively easier to take care of than most parrots/parakeets (but still take good care of them!)
>They come in different colours
>They actually have a personality
please dont use meme arrows if you don't know what they are for. They are not bullet points.
Oh sorry, great arbiter of the meme arrows.
>They are not bullet points.
who are you quoting?
ugh, omg you incels need to stop fucking trying to be so anal about your so called Wauf 'culture'. Stop.
ah it's a woman, makes sense now
Wauf is cringe af
Yeah it will get better over time (it already is) when these old misogynistic boomers die out lol.
This is a thread about birds. Take your feelings somewhere else, it's your fault for having them.
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