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Selling Normal Budgies As Handraised...

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This is not as bad as other petshops in regards to cage conditions etc the budgies were in quite clean and large cages.

 

I looked at their budgies which were all for sale for $25 and was very tempted to buy a cute little violet hen. I came back the next day to buy her, when I couldn't find her. I thought oh well she has sold. On the way out I saw her and a few others now in a seperate cage, wings clipped and labelled "Handraised Budgies $80".

 

Needless to say I did not buy her...

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I have never heard of this before though I think it happens quite often as most hand raised budgies don't go to pet stores

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Twitter and Tweet were supposedly hand raised. If that's so, they lost the benefit by being in the pet store and not handled as often.

 

Twitter tamed quite quickly, but I credit that more to his age than any previous handling. Tweet is only now taking millet from my hand, and then only if extended from my fingers. Sometimes he will come right up to my finger to take some, but that's not the norm.

 

I love Tweet and Twitter to death, as well as the other 2 that I bought from that store, but I have to admit, they really saw me coming. I've learned so much since then, and probably because of them... Twitter goes to the vet today for, I hope, a definitive answer on his feather and leg condition. He's a happy, well adjusted little boy for the most part, but I can tell, he wants to be strong and play with the others. They're just too intimidating for him yet.

 

This is all one more reason why I want to go into competition with the pet stores and offer happy, tame budgies. You just don't know which pet stores you can trust, and sadly, most you can't.

 

Diana

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