I just wanted to introduce myself and my baby. I'm Linz and I just recently brought home a budgie who I named Turk. I'm not sure if it's male or female, not that it matters terribly, but it would be nice to know. The vet seemed unsure too. He said I should wait until he has a moult to tell. I also had the vet clip his wings but never plan to do it again. I'm a novice bird owner and I thought I'd try it out now while I'm still taming him and getting to know him, but I just felt sooo awful after I did it and he seemed so sad. From now on, I plan to keep him flighted.
I bought Turk from Petsmart about 3 weeks ago and was completely taken by his/her color as Teal is my favorite! I got him to eat from my hand within about 30 mins of having him home and now he preens me and snuggles with me. He's such a joy to watch. Not to mention, can this little bugger sing. I'm an aspiring opera singer myself, and the first time Turk heard me sing he joined right in. He enjoys serenading me in duets with Sinatra, famous tenor arias and a treat of millet in the sun. haha.
I've always been so fond of the idea of having a bird as a pet and I finally took the plunge! I couldn't be happier! I'm so excited to have an outlet to talk about my love of my new baby. (I think my friends are a bit sick of it.) haha. I'm a sponge for knowledge so any tips would be gladly appreciated!!