My family has expanded and I couldn’t be more excited. When I decided I wanted to get and gift a parakeet, I had no idea just how much it would make my heart happy to watch him/her every day and to interact with her. I felt like he/she could be happier during the times when I’m working and I can’t be a constant companion to Baby (name) so I went on a hunt for a partner in crime. And that’s how I ended up with Ju Ju. I’m not sure what gender they are, but it was love at first sight with both of them.
During this time, I was still hopeful that I would be able to adopt 2 peach faced lovebirds that stood out to me when I was looking for birds to adopt in Georgia. And so, I kept hoping and then, I heard back from them. My adoption application was approved and I was thrilled to death. While I’ve owned different parrots in my lifetime, I’ve never owned lovebirds before. I didn’t mind learning as I go and I really wanted to give these two females a good home. Their previous owner was in her 80’s, she got ill and passed away and I knew that if that had happened to me, that I would want my babies cared for. I don’t know their age or anything else about them, except that I already love them. The adoption center had named them but I’ve since changed their names based on their personalities to Sophia and Dorothy. They are my little Golden Girls.
Adopting birds or even buying them is something you really need to think about for a long time before you make up your mind. Birds live a long time, some up to 50 years. You not only have to consider their health and well being while they are in your care but also what’s going to happen to them if you should pass away before them. I think they make one of the best pets for apartment owners (not larger birds) and they’re definitely a pet you’d enjoy. You do need to familiarize yourself with everything about them, including products you can’t use as well as Teflon cookware. Anyhow, I just wanted to share my exciting news and I’m happy to say that in just a few short days, they went from being meek and scared little girls to happy and active ones <3.