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September 9, 2015 / Leslie

Wordless Wednesday: Speckles the Budgie

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Almost wordless: Speckles is on holiday from the bird shelter and is staying at my house. I offered to foster her for a few weeks to break her cycle of chronic egg-laying, which is bad for their health. She stopped laying within days and has made herself at home here!

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  1. BermudaOnion / Sep 9 2015 9:16 am

    Aw, I’m so glad you’re helping her!

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    • Leslie / Sep 9 2015 10:15 am

      She’s a real sweetie. Now I want to keep her!

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  2. Marti / Sep 9 2015 10:02 am

    So she was just unhappy at the shelter? Poor girl. I hope she can stay with you until she is adopted. She’s a pretty girl.

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    • Leslie / Sep 9 2015 10:15 am

      No, she was overstimulated by too much daylight and the presence of male budgies, which in turn raised her hormone levels and she began laying eggs. A few eggs is ok, but she had at least 10+. Chronic egg-laying depletes calcium levels and causes heart and bone problems.

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  3. Beth Hoffman / Sep 9 2015 11:13 am

    This makes me smile. I’m so glad you’ve helped that sweet girl.

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  4. gh0stpupp3t / Sep 9 2015 11:49 am

    Speckles is a cute budgie. 🙂

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  5. Diane / Sep 9 2015 3:01 pm

    OMG – how cute, and since she’s doing so well you will have to keep her LOL

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  6. Tina / Sep 9 2015 6:56 pm

    You must be providing her with a wonderful foster experience if she has changed so much. She is a beauty.

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  7. stacybuckeye / Sep 9 2015 9:12 pm

    What a cutie! There was a budgie house with hundreds of budgies living at The Wilds (a place that you would love if you ever happen to make it to eastern Ohio). https://thewilds.columbuszoo.org/home/animals

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  8. Suko / Sep 9 2015 11:06 pm

    Leslie,
    She is lovely! I didn’t know you could be a foster parent for a bird. 🙂

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  9. Beth F / Sep 10 2015 7:48 am

    Awww — she is so pretty. I hope you can keep her.

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  10. Vicki / Sep 10 2015 8:51 am

    She’s a beautiful bird! So nice of you to take care of her!

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