Hey there, I'm Amy, I just registered! and I live in a sunny part of New Zealand.
I would love to get a bird.
However, I am having issues deciding between budgie or cockatiel.
I would love a highly interactive bird that can sit and play with me. However, I will have a full time job soon from about 9-5.
I'd be able to play with it a bit before and a lot after work, but it will be alone during the day.
I will be making the cage myself so size of cage wont be an issue, but I need a bit of help deciding between a budgie or a cockatiel.
Theres also, one bird or two? this will be my first bird so I am thinking just one...
I am leaning towards a single cockatiel, but budgies are so bright and colourful! I would end up wanting 2 budgies
any advice would be greatly appreciated, i've been reading these forums and now i am registered! haha
Edit: Oh, perhaps I should add they will be petshop birds! I dont know about the cockatiels but the budgies are approx 6 months old. I knoooow the internet says "dont buy from petshop!" but petshop birds need good homes too!