Meet Pixel the budgie!

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We picked her up yesterday and she is already doing really well with taming and training. To avoid filling this blog with lots of budgie exploits and photos, I’ve set up a dedicated budgie page at www.pyjamaschool.co.uk/budgie. I’ve added Aaron as a contributor so hopefully he may write about the budgie too!

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      • Boris even looked exactly the same as Pixel when moulting. My autistic son who started talking at 7 years old prayed has strong faith and he prayed to God continuously that his budgie would speak like he suddenly did and I explained that we still love his budgie whether he talks or not and more importantly, that, he must let God decide. Well, Boris suddenly started talking at 7 months. We purchased him when he was 3 months old and had been told by experienced owners that budgies do not normally talk but if they do, they often do this early in their first year.

        • Sarah

          Awww that’s wonderful. Pixel is about 6 months old now but I’ve heard that hens are less likely to talk than cocks. We shall wait and see!

          • Yes, Pixel is a hen with her powdery blue cere. Boris had a pinkish-purple cere for months before it recently turned bluish. We hope to add another male in future. We cannot take in a hen as our family/flock as hens draw blood when hormonal. Our son’s brain is so innocent he is not able to recognize human body language (much less a bird’s to be aware of any danger) in the same way that his brain does not or cannot contemplate disobeying his parents. He is very gentle & enjoys having his budgie on the back of his hand just like Aaron & Tabitha love having Pixel on their heads & will either not recognize/react to any change in mood appearing right in front of his eyes. Budgies make wonderful pets & therapy as they are naturally sociable, joy-filled & their body language is so unbelievably entertaining. The children have chronic asthma & life-threatening allergies that needed hospitalization so the consultant told us to permit ‘only a pet fish, nothing else’… :)

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