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Tue Oct 30, 2018, 01:51 PM

The new addition to our pet family came home today.

I bought two parakeets. As I released them into their cage I realized my mistake.

The bar spacing is too wide. I quickly grabbed a mesh mosquito net that is designed to hang over the umbrella of a picnic table and secured it in place.

One of the keets tried no less than 6 time to escape.

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Reply The new addition to our pet family came home today. (Original post)
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 OP
flotsam Oct 2018 #1
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 #2
Aristus Oct 2018 #3
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 #4
Aristus Oct 2018 #5
ailsagirl Oct 2018 #6
In_The_Wind Oct 2018 #7
ailsagirl Oct 2018 #9
Donkees Oct 2018 #8
In_The_Wind Nov 2018 #11
Donkees Nov 2018 #13
Rhiannon12866 Oct 2018 #10
In_The_Wind Nov 2018 #12

Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:08 PM

1. I had a budgie who was an escape artist

I had to twist tie all the doors and feeder accesses and found him several times with his head caught between the bars. My personal favorite was when I looked and couldn't see him. Checking closer I found he was UNDER the gravel paper on the bottom of the cage on his back and trying to wiggle somewhere to freedom....

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Response to flotsam (Reply #1)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 02:38 PM

2. That is the behavior I expect.

We've lost too many friends, family and pets over the past 3 years.

I was becoming far too depressed. I need a challenge that makes me smile.


Thank you for the laughable tale of your budgie.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:27 PM

3. Sounds like you've got an escape artist on your hands.

Enjoy!

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Response to Aristus (Reply #3)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:48 PM

4. The green & blue keet is gonna be the trouble maker.

The yellow one just follows along. An angel in disguise looking back at me so sweetly.

I'm having a good time.
With extra time to enjoy them.
Tomorrow's job was canceled/put-off-for-2-or-3 weeks.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #4)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 03:51 PM

5. I'm glad.


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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:13 PM

6. Congratulations on the new addition to your (pet) family

I guess you're at the getting-to-know-you phase!!

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Response to ailsagirl (Reply #6)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:22 PM

7. I'm at the discovery phase.

I'll be lucky if they are still in the cage tomorrow morning. What was I thinking!?! I need to buy a roll of window screening to wrap outside the cage I thought they could live in.
I was looking for something to keep the boredom away.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #7)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 05:48 PM

9. Well, you found it!!

I am sympathetic-- but there's always an adjustment period-- you (all) will be just fine.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Tue Oct 30, 2018, 04:51 PM

8. Happy Budgie Halloween :)







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Response to Donkees (Reply #8)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 04:14 PM

11. Those were great pictures! Thanks.



I forgot: small beaks can be sharp.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #11)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 06:56 PM

13. Oh!!! :(

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Response to In_The_Wind (Original post)

Wed Oct 31, 2018, 02:29 AM

10. Awww! Congratulations!

And very cool that they each have a buddy! Hoping that you can keep them contained - and looking forward to seeing pix! Lucky birds!

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #10)

Sat Nov 10, 2018, 04:21 PM

12. My fingers are healing from many wire punctures.

I spent an entire day wrapping galvanized fencing around the cage.

But it was worth the pain because the budgies are safe and happy.

The computer I used with my camera quit working. I haven't tried to have it repaired so pictures are out of the question for now.

Lucky me. Happy little birds brighten up our home.

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