Friday, May 22, 2009

Yet another Update on Oscar

Budgies are hard find homes for. They really are. Oscar is doing very well, and I know he would make an amazing friend for someone, if they would only contact me. I think though, unfortunately, most people just go to a petstore where they can pick out which budgie they want, or to a breeder so they know they can get a young, friendly one. The majority of people that would think of adopting a budgie off of petfinder are those that are die-hard rescuers. And the number of them that want to adopt a budgie are still fewer.

It is not that a lot of people don't have budgies, or that a lot of people that believe in rehoming don't have budgies. It is just that if they want one, they either don't live around here or already have a budgie, either one of the many that need homes, or one they bought as they were just getting into parrots, before they realized how many needed homes.

Still, budgies are amazing parrots, and Oscar is an especially nice budgie (judge for yourself if I am biased in saying that!) He is very playful, and hilarious to watch. He is also more food motivated than most amazons, which means he is highly trainable. He loves people more than birds, and loves chatting with everything more than that, so he is certainly a good parrot to have a conversation with, even if his English is hard to make out, being mixed in with everything else he says.

I am still looking, though, so if any one reading this is desperate for a personable budgie friend that will appreciate any time you have for him, let me know!

(And yes, this is a shameless use of this blog to convince you to adopt this budgie.)


Mary said...

I don't know how he hasn't been snapped up. A tame budgie is such an amazing jewel. But, as you said, so underrated. People just don't know what they're missing out on!

If I lived near you, I'd probably be scheming for a way to bring him to live at my house. Here's hoping you'll find him a great home soon, maybe even by the time I'm writing this since I haven't been able to read blogs for a few days!

Meg said...

I hope for one soon, too, only one person interested so far, but they did not want to go through the adoption.

Hah! It is amazing what miles do to halt potential schemes.

karla reynolds said...

I would love to adopt him....Our English Budgie just passed away. i am in NC though. Where are you?

Meg said...

I will email you via your profile. As happy as I am to see someone interested in Oscar, I am sorry about your budgie, it is always hard to lose a friend.