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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: G M Kenny] #391440 12/12/09 05:56 PM
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A thirty day quarantine is a good idea. Just to make sure the new budgie is not sick and not showing it yet.

That way they can get used to hearing and seeing each other. Keep them in separate cages. No one will feel bad about which cage they are in.

When you are ready to put them together, you will want to watch them to make sure one does not hurt the other. It probably will not happen. They will probably be just thrilled to get together.

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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: BLR] #391441 12/12/09 08:08 PM
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orrrrrr if u dont have one already put a mirror in the cage before you get another bird.

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: illusive Fantasy] #391442 12/12/09 09:28 PM
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and if you get a mirror, make sure you clean it daily!!! my little peepers tried to feed his own relection.


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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: peepers14] #391445 12/13/09 01:32 AM
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What is really sad, my Tweety tried to get his best friend in the mirror to preen her.

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: BLR] #391446 12/13/09 03:15 AM
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I don't see how getting a mirror will help, it's a bit mean to make her think there's another bird with her, but it's just her own reflection..

Just seems cruel

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: G M Kenny] #391449 12/13/09 04:38 AM
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I could be wrong, but I think what illusive was suggesting was try a mirror to keep Paris company. If that works you won't need to get her a companion.

If I had it to do over I would have stayed with one budgie.

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: BLR] #391452 12/13/09 08:03 AM
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I'd like to add at this point that my birds LOVE their mirrors! I've thought about your post and can't think of anything mean about it!

Birds love mirrors. They fall in love with them. They kiss them, feed them, talk to them, sing to them. At first I only had one keet, and he just danced with joy when I put it in his cage. Now I have four keeties, and they still love their mirrors. Also they don't like me to move them. (the mirrors!) Silly little birdies.

The only reason I can think of , NOT to get a mirror, is if you plan on extensive training. and also, you might wait till you and birdie bond. But my first was a rescue, and he bonded with me immediately, and always thinks he's the only one I should talk to! I got the mirror because I work, and wanted him to have company while I was away. I didn't get another bird at first because I wanted him to get healthy first, since he'd been out in the world and had health issues.

Not mean. Do your little birdie a favor and get him/her a mirror, whether you get more birds or not! lol


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Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: tweetymom] #391464 12/13/09 04:36 PM
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Thank you ladies..oh and BLR thanks for your comment elsewhere i left a message back but im still not 100% certain im doing some of this stuff right

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: illusive Fantasy] #391468 12/13/09 05:40 PM
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got both of them smile

Re: Advice for a bad bird owner [Re: BLR] #391481 12/13/09 08:57 PM
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Emily used to love her mirror friends and would spend lots of time chattering to them, but that was the extent. I think you have to judge it bird by bird.

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