New Friend!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by JamieXPXP, Jun 14, 2018.

  1. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    i was at the store today and saw they had these adorable birds so i impulsed bought one lol.

    its a little female parakeet who is 8months i believe. not aggressive just a little skittish as she isnt tamed yet. thinking of calling her Mimi but not sure yet. i am open to suggestions!

    will get a better pic once she calms down....she is like my betta, hates the camera

  2. Dawn MicheleWell Known MemberMember

    Shes adorable. I have 2. A male & a female. His name is Sky and her name is Blue.

  3. Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Avocado, lime, toast, kiwi, scales

  4. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    thanks! budgies are one of my favourite birds because they are so lively and social. i really cant wait to get to know her and hopefully tame her eventually lol
  5. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    you made me a little hungry lol but those are good options
  6. Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Haha thanks I mostly name my fish out of color like my first betta was blue so I named him Gandalf cause Gandalf is kinda blueish gray
    My second guys name is yondu from GOTG
  7. GoldFiskaWell Known MemberMember

    I hope that isn’t its permanent cage?
  8. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    No it isn't im hoping to upgrade it once I'm able to find a larger cage
  9. Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Makes me miss my Perkys. Had one growing up then got another after I got married. He had a lady friend named daphie. I had to have two huge cages. If daph went into perky’s area, he had to move to the other cage. And vice versa. Goofy. Enjoy your new friend for many many years. :)
  10. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    Thanks. I had one growing up as well although he wasn't very friendly. Haha yes they are pretty silly birds. I'm definitely enjoying her company but taming her will take a bit since she is still a bit skittish
  11. Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    The one I had when I was young took showers and we had a hen. A white hen. Perky was always “riding” the hen. We thought, as kids, Perky wanted to be a cowboy. Would’ve been such cute bbs if they could’ve. He talked some but not as much as the one I had when I got married. He did the Sha Na Na thing and whistled the theme to Andy. He also said some colorful things. Naughty boy! :)
  12. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    Haha that's adorable. My mom had a few birds who were troublemakers and would say colourful things as well but I was never able to get a bird to talk.
  13. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    found her a new cage! im thinking of getting her the Vision Bird Cage L01 as it is pretty affordable (its on sale) and much bigger then her current cage. the reviews on it are good so im pretty hopeful, there wasnt much difference in sizes between the large and medium. although they are more wide then long.....might have to get a new table to replace what the cage is currently on though XD as i dont think its wide enough

    the large is 17 long x 31 wide x 22 high
    medium is 16 long x 25 wide x 21 high
    current cage dimensions 13 1/2 long x 11 wide x 16 high

    i do plan on having out of her cage very often once she is comfortable enough. i also got her some vitamins to add to her water as she is currently on a seed diet and got her a swing as my old bird loved his but she is scared of it right now lol

    also got a orange flavoured mineral block which will do the same thing as a cuttle bone for her beak figured she might like it a bit more then cuttle bone. she has calmed down quite a bit but not completely, she chirps every so often especially when she hears the birds outside.....currently wishing i had a better camera XD
  14. Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    You can do it. I can tell you it’s easier with a male than a female. :)
  15. Gypsy13Fishlore VIPMember

    Get the large. Every inch helps. :)
  16. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    yeah i just ordered it now after doing a bit more research on it. it wont be here for a bit so it also gives me a bit of time to get her used to me before trying to transfer her to a new cage, since it will likely be a pain lol
    i have a female currently but thanks! i do have a bit of confidence with teaching her although i do need to get used to talking to her since im not the most talkative XD
  17. Dch48Well Known MemberMember

    My grandmother always had parakeeets. She taught all the males to talk. The smartest one was named Tommy and he had a large vocabulary but kept chewing his tail feathers off. Closest I ever had was a male Cockatiel named Dusty. He learned a few words and could whistle Dixie and the Andy Griffith theme.

    Funniest thing with birds I ever saw (and this is absolutely true). I was in a pet store owned by a lady who raised Amazon Parrots. She had a Yellow Nape on a perch next to the counter. The bird kept whisting Dixie (his name was General Lee) but completely went silent when a new customer walked in. The guy went to look at the bird and asked the woman what kind of bird it was. General Lee says "I'm a Bald Eagle" and everybody laughed. That's not the best part though. Another guy walks in and tries to get the bird to talk with the standard wanna cracker stuff. General Lee looks the guy straight in the face and says "Birds can't talk !"
  18. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    hahaha that is the funniest thing ever. i love it when petstores have animals hanging around like that, makes them seem more friendly especially when its a sassy bird like that
  19. Iverg1Well Known MemberMember

    Have you picked a name?
  20. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    yes i have decided with Mimi as it kinda just stuck even after i tried naming her something else XD
  21. JamieXPXPWell Known MemberMember

    New cage came in! Ended up going with the medium but it's a lot bigger then I thought it would be. It barely fits on the stand. It could possibly hold two budgies IMG_20180626_185402.jpgIMG_20180626_185407.jpg

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