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To justify solitary bird keeping - often against better knowledge - to themselves, a
lot of bird keepers resort to the same threadbare reasons and excuses. For a pet lover,
who has the well-being of his nurseling close to his heart, such strange "facts"
should not count.
In the following I'd like to present a list of the most popular excuses and comment on them:
Birds in pairs don't become tame
Without doubt it takes a little more effort and patience, to tame a new budgie in the group, but in 90% of the cases it works. The remaining 10% of the birds are very fearful because of bad experiences they've made with humans in the past and are untamable. This of course should be accepted.
But then they can't talk!
No offence meant to the budgies, but we humans are more intelligent than them. Therefore it stands to reason that we humans learn their language and not the other way round, the more so as a talking budgie in almost all cases hardly really knows what it is "saying" anyway.
Get to know the body language of the budgerigars! And forget the hype about the gift for languages of these birds, because what is really behind this talking is almost always pure loneliness and despair. Someone who really loves his pet should under no circumstances close his eyes to this sad fact.
But a pair of birds means more dirt!
German version of this text: Gaby Schulemann-Maier,
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