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Last Post 04-02-2017 8:52 AM by  Doddie Kent
Domestic budgies into aviary
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02-02-2017 11:16 AM

    Hi,
    I am currently facing a dilemma of rehoming my three 5 and 7 y.o. budgies (you can see my ad on Preloved called Three budgies to rehome together NOT to aviary)

    http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/s...irds  I hardly get any response, probably because nobody wants three budgies together that are not young anymore and not for breeding. 

    What is your opinion on rehoming domestic budgies into wild aviary? Is it as dangerous as they say? Will they really be pecked to death and I should never consider the move? Also, I'm completely new to this site. Do you think Birdline can offer any help in my situation and how do we go about it? Give them a ring? Our priority is to find a happy home for buds. We also really, really would like their new owners to let them out of the cage to get some exercise. We live in Bristol.

    Thanks for your help,
    Irene

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    02-02-2017 5:59 PM
    Hi Irene. they look in good condition, and if they are really friends, I see no reason not to put them in an aviary, but not yet. They've clearly been used to living inside, and putting them out without being acclimatised would kill them. If they go to an aviary, it would need to be late Spring/early Summer, when the weather has stabilised. Not before. Three birds isn't such a huge number, and if people aren't prepared to let them out for a long time on a daily basis, they shouldn't have birds at all. Are they tame? ie do they prefer people to birds? Do they want to sit on you, react to you, want you, or do they prefer to play between themselves, rather than with you? If they went in an aviary with other budgies, I don't see why they should be attacked by other budgies in an aviary. The usual thing is to keep aviary birds with the same species, or at least, with birds of a similar size. Budgies and canaries don't usually mix well, and finches are usually bullied by budgies. Have a think about it. Are you in a hurry?
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    02-02-2017 6:26 PM

    Hi, Doddie, thanks for your reply. Whenever tamed budgies on purpose, we always wanted them to remain budgies' budgies (like men's man). They mostly interact with each other but are used to humans and don't fly away when we approach them.  My belief they may enjoy aviary environment even more than being free range in the flat. I just have this vision on my 7 y.o. exhibition hen being used by many males in the aviary who want to take their chance. But it may be not as bad. No, we don't have that much time. I would say, two months and not till summer. During this time we need to rehome them and will go extra mile (like travelling) to find them the right home. So, what do I do to advertise for rehoming here? How do I put them on rehoming list?

     

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    04-02-2017 8:52 AM
    You call the Helpline number - 0845 643 1785 - and speak to them. They will help.
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