- Status: Adopted!
- Adoption Fee: 50.00
- Species: Bird
- Rescue ID: M200021
- General Color: Yellow
- Current Age: 2 Years 4 Months (best estimate)
- Grooming Needs: Low
- Reaction to New People: Friendly
Adoption Fee: $50
Meet Tootsie the budgie. Best guess is she's a mature female and she's on the smaller size. Budgie's are very easy to care for and not super messy besides the bird seed getting on the floor sometimes. She chirps whenever her fosters walk away from her. The dogs and vacuum haven't phased her either.
Tootsie can be quite feisty and does tend to try to nip at fingers sometimes but it's a pretty gentle nip and doesn't hurt. She would benefit from a larger area to be able to fly around because she does get antsy at times, especially since she's a single bird without a partner. She's very vocal and likes her bird treats (spray millet) as well as her mirror and her bell toys in her cage. She does well when covered at night for bedtime and stays quiet until uncovered in the morning. I take her out periodically and she will nip at first (once again, it does not hurt at all) and then she will calm and let me hold her and pet her neck and head. I haven't let her free fly yet because the door has been open a lot more lately so I've been very cautious with her about that. She does try to fly around in her cage though, so a larger cage, and an indoor area to fly around once in a while would be perfect for her I think. She's a pretty simple and easy gal just looking for her forever home!
Her wings are not clipped so you need to be very cautious when opening her cage.
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