Dorothy M (& Oz)

Bird ID: 7290
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Health Status: Special Needs
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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Hi, I`m Dorothy, on the right, a BOY budgie who came to Mickaboo with my pal Oz from an aviary rescue in March 2022. Our flock went immediately to the vet due to some apparent beak & cere issues. Our liver functions tested normal, so any issues are probably due to a seed-only diet our entire lives. I need daily misting to help clean out my nose and sinuses. I am missing all the toes on my left foot, which makes me a special needs bird.

The vet recommended that I live in a cage with a raised floor so that if I fall, I won`t go far and hurt myself. In addition to a regular perch, my guy Oz and I have a flat platform perch. I like to sit on the swing and we are pretty much always close together. We share the food bowl and sit next to each on the perches. Once the food is in and cage door closed, we don`t care what our foster parent does in the room. I am still not a veggie eater, but Oz likes romaine lettuce hung from the side of the cage, and will munch it til it is mostly all gone! I`m not a flyer, but I scramble around most of the time.

Could you find it in your heart to give us a forever home? We`d appreciate it!
In nature, parakeets (budgerigars) live in large flocks. A single bird in a cage spends much of his/her life being lonely because humans have things they must do that take them away. We therefore will only adopt a single parakeet to a household if there is already at least one parakeet living there. Otherwise, parakeets must be adopted in groups of two or more.