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Hey HeiHei by HotRod-302 Hey HeiHei by HotRod-302
Normally I wouldn't get a pet store bird because often they don't live as long because of bad breeding and you never know what kind of illnesses they may have. But when I saw this little guy sitting all alone in a pet store when all the other birds had a buddy I couldn't walk out without him. He was just sitting there all by himself with a millet twig. He was also a lot smaller than any of the other birds (He is just a baby, too, so he was probably the youngest.) So I took the chance and decided to take him home. As many budgies as I have owned in the past I can say I'm probably far better at caring for him than most people who would take him home. So here he is. I can't introduce him to Stewie yet until I can watch him closely, make sure he's not sick, and introduce him to Stewie slowly so I know he wont be picked on. 
So you might be wondering why I named him HeiHei... you'll have to have seen Moana to get it... but HeiHei is the pet chicken from the movie Moana. Driving home with HeiHei in his little box that was just pretty much a KFC box with no lining and the way he was sliding around inside the box all the way home, no matter how gently I drove. I come to a stop and I hear SSSSSLIDE to the front of the box punctuated with a *BIP*. Take off from the stop SSSSSSLIDE to the back until *BIP*. Go around a corner and SSSSSSSLIDE to the side and *BIP* and I just had the image of that chicken on that boat just sliding around that little compartment. And look at those BIG OL' EYES!
HeiHei is... unusual as far as budgies go. He's very tame. He ran away from me only a couple times when I let him out and he settled in. He sat willingly on my hand for over an hour. I put him in his temporary cage long enough to shower and then got him back out. He fell asleep while I stroked his wing and when I petted his little head he yawned and settled in. Like he was hand raised before. He also is afraid of the dark, he does NOT like his cage being covered which makes sense because he has probably never been inside a cage before. A lot of these little guys, especially pet store birds, are born and raised in tanks.
So here we have my newest little bird. Stewie needs a feathered friend anyway.
I have had every color budgie you can shake a stick at. Stewie and several others in the past have been gray. I have had a few blew ones and a few yellow ones. HeiHei is blue on the front but gray on the back. 
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ericthedread Featured By Owner May 28, 2017
Nice to see you got a new mate rich, my daughter just got 2 Budgie's for her birthday and she loves them. when i get round to it ill post picture for ya.
HotRod-302 Featured By Owner May 29, 2017
For sure, if you guys have any questions about them let me know. (Though they're not tough to care for, but there are a lot of little things I have learned like those vitamin drops really don't do any good, just a waste of money.) Mine have lived an average of about 15 to 16 years.
MightyMorphinPower4 Featured By Owner May 26, 2017
Aw lovey photo
HotRod-302 Featured By Owner May 27, 2017
Yeah, theyre good birds. They are good friends, no fighting or misbehaving. 
DrunkardHu Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
what an adorable little guy and I hope he and Stewie gets along well.
HotRod-302 Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
I think they're going to be good friends to each other!
DrunkardHu Featured By Owner May 21, 2017
That'd be great. Companionship is important to human as well as to our furry and feathery little friends.
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner May 18, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Wishing you well with your new friend...
HotRod-302 Featured By Owner May 19, 2017
Thanks! I can't figure out if he's very clever and smart... or very stupid. He doesn't do much aside from sit. He doesn't mind being petted, but he is still just a baby and in that "Have to stay in the cage for safety" stage. So to help him be more comfortable out of the cage trainers have me take him out and into another room. He becomes SO determined to get back to the cage he will stop at noting. Nothing gets in his way, and this is what makes me know he's smart... he has memorized the way back to the cage and he'll walk all the way if I let him. I think he's just stubborn. HE's not afraid of anything at all. Just wants to be insie his cage.
thewolfcreek Featured By Owner May 19, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Very welcome my patient with your new friend he will come around...
Balin84 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
Nice looking bird, I hope everything turns out well with him!
HotRod-302 Featured By Owner May 17, 2017
He seems like he'll be a good bird. He is a bit boring, though, he needs to learn how to play. He's content to sit and be cute and doesn't mind being petted, but he doesn't actually play. Hopefully when I introduce him to Stewie he'll learn how to have fun. Right now I think he's still nervous and a bit scared. 
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May 16, 2017, 6:18:47 PM