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If it is just a short trip, you could probably use a shoe box or something similar to transport them. That's what I use for trips tot he vet, and they can just be lined with newspaper to keep them clean for the trip or just thrown out after the trip.

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Cool, I have a shoe box :wub:

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you might want to get a net to catch them with if they are in an avairy... just makes it a little bit easier.... Good luck, and good on you for taking care of them.

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We got a cage today:) That means we will go and get the birds later this afternoon.

 

I feel kinda bad for them going from a fairly big aviary to a small cage, but I guess they will adjust... And once they settle in I'll let them out in my office as well.

 

Now I just have to figure out somewhere in my office where there is room for a cage... If it wasn't for the 4 fish tanks there'd be heaps of room..

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Oh good luck! i really hope the move goes smoothly and they settle in nicely for you.

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Thanks:)

 

If they don't settle in very well I'll get them an outdoor aviary, but for now the indoor cage is the quickest and easiest solution..

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:) ,

 

It's great to see people who care what happens to budgies :happy-dancing: , even when they're not theirs (although they are now) good on you for taking these guys in, I hope all runs smoothly when the birds reach their new home and keep us posted.

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Thanks:)

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We have picked them up:)

 

They are prettier than I remembered them. They are yellow and the tips of their wings are white and there's some blue/green spots on their tummies. Will take photos later, they're a little freaked out at the moment.

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yay, i hope they settle in well

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The cats are very interested (we have 5), but they are not allowed anywhere near. The cage is covered with a sheet at the moment and 3 of the cats are lying on the floor just staring at it and jumping every time the birds make a sudden noise. It's quite funny:)

 

I am of course supervising them very closely

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The cats are very interested (we have 5), but they are not allowed anywhere near. The cage is covered with a sheet at the moment and 3 of the cats are lying on the floor just staring at it and jumping every time the birds make a sudden noise. It's quite funny:)

 

I am of course supervising them very closely

 

 

Hi there,

 

I recently rescued a cockatiel and a budgie, they were very skittish at first and still are quite a bit, they didn't get much human attention for a few months. They are slowly coming around, it has been about two weeks but whenever they freak out I cover them with a blanket, I put it on slowly so as not to scare them.

 

I bought some vitamins (about $8 they will last a while with only two) for them from the pet shop and I just put it in their water, they already look so much better. The cockatiel was so malnourished that his crest is swept back. It is lucky they have each other like mine did and lucky they have you! Welcome to the forum, I have been welcomed here with open arms as you have!

 

Trish. :rofl:

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Great news!!! I hope it doesn't take too long for them to settle... You have done the right thing to cover them. Have you got them fully covered??? If so, do that for awhile, them have three sides covered... then just the back... etc... and then uncovered. It can take days or weeks... it doesn't matter. They will feel safe with somewhere to hind. Good luck with them and keep us updated. I look forward to the photos when they calm down. Also remember to ask anything you like... we are all here to help and hope you and your 'new' friends will be happy. :)

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Glad to hear they've made it to your house. Can't wait till they settle in so that you can show us all some cute photo's!! Good luck with your newest pets :)

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Thanks:)

 

They still seem pretty freaked out, but that's to be expected:) They're covered on 3 sides and move around a bit occasionally but mostly stay close together in a corner...

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Good Luck :D, glad to see then made it home.

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Here they are:

 

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They've started moving around a bit more and making some noise:)

 

Photo isn't very good because I didn't wanna freak them out with the cam..

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The one on the right is a Double factor dominant pied. The one on the left may be too, but need a photo that shows more. They may well be related.

:( Good job :P

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Yeah, the other one has the same colours and pattern.

 

The aviary had about 10 breeding boxes so I'm guessing they were left to breed with whoever they wanted...

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Great to see this little fellas :D (or should I say sheila's),

Not that I like that word very much but you know what I mean.

Looking good so far, and keep us posted to their progess. Hats off to you for doing such a great job so far :) .

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Awww, they are cute. Well done on the save and I look forward to following their progress :)

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Yeah, I like them :huh:

 

They've settled in really quick, I must say. They've been chirping away half the day and moving around, and whenever they hear budgies outside they have fits of very loud screaming...

 

They get a bit spooked when I'm near the cage, and when there are cats in the room, but they'll get used to that. I also tried giving them some veggies today, mixed in with the seeds, but I don't think they touched them at all... will keep trying.

 

They do this weird thing where they 'kiss' occasionally.. what's that all about? And I also saw one of them kicking the other, is that a dominance thing?

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One of them has a tiny lump above its eye, which reminds me of a photo I saw in here of a birds which had mites... I can't get a photo of it because they get spooked when I point the camera at them... But how would I treat that?

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One of them has a tiny lump above its eye, which reminds me of a photo I saw in here of a birds which had mites... I can't get a photo of it because they get spooked when I point the camera at them... But how would I treat that?

You need some spot on ivermectin for that...one spot on the back of the neck.

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I actually think the one on the right looks like a male and the one on the left a hen. Is it the one on the right doing the 'kicking' it might be trying to mount the other ;)

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