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AussieBird

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It was just going to be one boy for a friend for Sunbeam... then two boys so my flock would be even... then I just went for it and got three :shy: Yeah, I'm back to an uneven flock but I been thinking about getting a Bush budgie pair for a very long time.
So allow me to introduce Mahlee and Alinta (Bush budgies) and the little one who doesnt have a name quite yet :cloud9:
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I am so utterly in love :swoon: It's been about 4 years since I made additions to the budgie flock.
 

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Awww what adorable little ones! Congratulations
 

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Welcome new friends!
I'm guessing bush budgie is a more wild type?
 

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How gorgeous!
 

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Aww look at your little bush budgies... they are absolutely beautiful!
 

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Welcome new friends!
I'm guessing bush budgie is a more wild type?
Yes, they're tiny, and a true Bush budgie will only ever be wildtype mutation. Honestly though there's so little information about them anywhere. My hope is these two will be much healthier and longer lived, than all the other budgies I've had experienced with.
 

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I honestly am kinda glad I haven’t seen many about for a long time- a bush budgie would be extremely hard for me to pass by!
 

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Today was the first time I've ever look at my little Obsidian and thought he was large :wideyed:
 

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Congratulations!
 

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This is fascinating to me. Given that the capture and export of wild Australian budgies, aka bush budgies, has been illegal for over a century, I assume that there have been specialist breeders who have been working with descendants from wild stock for a very long time, yes? How did you find them? And congratulations!
 

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@grafton there are some Aussies in the crowd, myself included.

In Australia people can get licences to obtain wild birds which is strictly regulated. Wild capture is illegal and a very expensive fine without it. However legally acquired wild birds who have been bred in captivity can be sold -depending on the species- so long as they have the correct licence.

Even from captive bred birds, many of our native birds can only be kept with an approved husbandry license. Zebra finches, cockatiels and budgies are exceptions and do not require a licence to keep. However you do need a licence to remove them from the wild.

I hope the helps to address some of your question.
 

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Congrats on your new budgies!!! :)

I am curious what kind of plants those are you have in the cage.
 

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:starshower1::congrats5::starshower:They are just gorgeous
 

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:awww: Congratulations!
 

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This is fascinating to me. Given that the capture and export of wild Australian budgies, aka bush budgies, has been illegal for over a century, I assume that there have been specialist breeders who have been working with descendants from wild stock for a very long time, yes? How did you find them? And congratulations!
It's hard to find information about them but there are breeders around if you go looking. The Australian Heritage Budgerigar Association I would think would have quite a few Bush budgies breeders as members. I found these guys breeder while I was browsing around a bird sale (went for pellets and to have a look at the different species).
Natalie provide some nice information. I was aware of legal trapping of some native birds but honestly it never occurred to me budgie might be included
I am curious what kind of plants those are you have in the cage.
Bottlebrush :)
 

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Thank you both for the explanation and information. Fascinating. So looking forward to hearing updates about these two wonderful bush budgies.
 
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