I'm a budgie (and all round animal) lover from Perth. Have been browsing these forums casually for months but couldn't figure out why it wouldn't accept my email... apparently the facebook address is the only acceptable one?? Anyway, I'm here now
I've just transferred my budgies to an outdoor aviary. They'd been in separate cages (either 1 or 2 per cage) for varying amounts of time. We started with Chloe, a rescue we adopted from Second Chance Small Animal Shelter. After a while we decided to get her a companion, along came Ollie. Then Nudgie flew into our backyard, looking hungry and exhausted, so we ended up keeping her. After a while we thought we should even them up so there was no 'third wheel'; introducing Max. The place I got him from had a lot of other birds, but one in particular I didn't like how it was being kept, so I bought it as well (too young to tell gender). Had to even the numbers up again, so I went surfing on gumtree and found Tom... I do have a 'bad' habit of going online and finding birds that are in tiny cages or look unloved, and trying to get them. Today I bought another one that was in a round cage with a single perch. The bird is actually happy looking, but looked eager to get to the other budgies when we got home.
So that's the story. Mainly I seek to promote animal welfare, educate people about the right conditions for keeping birds and just trying to make animals as happy as possible. Animal cruelty is possibly the most upsetting thing about the world, for me at least
Anyway, I'll end the ramble there... but I look forward to getting into discussions