Comic strip by Jenny Jinya.
This is the sad reality for many pet birds. If you want to add a budgie to your family, do your research.
First, consider adopting. If your budgie will be spending most of its day alone, bring home two. Budgies are flock animals and need a friend. Budgies are noisy. Budgies are messy. Despite being inexpensive to buy, a budgie’s vet bills can be very expensive. Budgies require fresh food, which can be costly and take time to prepare. Some budgies require a lot of time and patience to tame. Budgies need stimulation – this means new toys (ours go through them quickly). Budgies need large, spacious cages. Budgies are a commitment, not a passing fancy. Please keep your budgie happy and loved.
I’m going to cry.
This made me cry, it always does whenever I read it. Those poor babies, I wish I could rescue them all.
I feel the same way. <3
I had two birds, tweetie ansd sweetie, man the noise at 5 am, so we cover there cage and they were fine. We loved them, and took wonderful care of them. I did all my reserch on them and when tweetie died, i grew worried for sweetie because when the cage mate dies then the other one will too from lonelness, i kept sweetie alive for two years, i sang with his tweets and he use to bite my lip not hard when we play. I cried when i found him on the bottom of the cage, at first i though he was stuck, so i carefully reached in to unstick him, but i could feel him shaking so i held him as he said a few tweets and was just gone, then i cried buckets of tears, as kissed him good bye
You loved your budgies very much. And were able to be with little Sweetie at the end. It’s so hard to say goodbye. <3