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I bought Buddy when he was 6 weeks old. He is my first bird and now is my best friend.

when he broke his leg when I was in grade school and he was a year old, he and the vets that took care of him inspired me to become a vet. Years later, buddy and I pursued that dream together. He was my rock every time my life became difficult, supported me through the very worst. and 11 years later, Buddy and I walked into our first apartment- as I had been accepted into vet school. Midsemester times became very dark for me, it turned out I had some mental health issues that school was able to bring to the surface and amplify. I struggled to fight it, and it was one of the worst points of my life. No one could stop it, calm it down. Except Buddy. I don't know how he did it, but he did. He kept me fighting, and I squeaked by and made it to second semester (if you get kicked out... You're done). I have demons I fight every day, but he was there beside me.

It is 2nd semester, a few weeks in. He had been acting so happy and active, like he was a year old again. And I noticed something was wrong one night. Despite being in such good shape that he shocked our vet, he guessed kidney tumor and or renal failure with gout possibly starting. I kept him comfortable and tended to him every moment I could, and less than a week later, I knew he was going to go. I rushed home from class, he was still here. I cuddled him and read to him, he was aware and enjoyed it like always, but weak. Then he passed away in my hands. My heart is broken, but I've didn't have to die alone, which had been my fear. I don't know why he had to leave now, but I am so thankful for him being in my life. He has done more for me than I could ever do for him, rest in peace best friend, I hope I am worthy of going wherever you have went when I leave too <3. ~Feb 2015
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Hi! My name is Buddy

I am a Budgerigar from West Allis, WI.

Lil' Bird, Bud, Little

14 years old   M


pasta (especially tastes of beefaroni), white rice

my desk (so he can help destroy my homework), Grandpa's chair.. Sitting on my head shoulder or chest while I study. Car rides in his carrying cage

non-bird people trying to pet him anywhere but his head, he will tolerate it but will give them the stink eye



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  You are beautiful!!

Come visit me, Tommy.

10/31/2012 02:25.27 AM Report This Comment  
  Thanks for the rice idea! I'll have to try it out sometime. I am sure i have heard her say "pretty bird" before but she always stops chirping before i can get close enough to make out what she is saying. She can whistle a couple jingles from the radio quite well.
Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Spock, Homer & Rollo.

09/04/2012 02:25.34 PM Report This Comment  
  Buddy's vocabulary
today I was trying to think of everything that Buddy knows how to say... which is proving to be a more difficult task than first thought. Of course he knows "pretty bird" and "hi" and "good bird" (and many many voice variations to these noises!). he also knows the actual words peep and chirp, and "c'mere!" which he uses quite appropriately. He enjoys mumbling to himself and while he is playing he will have his own conversations with whatever bell he happens to be playing with. These convos are usually in the 'little old man/gremlin' voice that I'm sure the rest of you budgie owners know all about :) When I take the time to listen to him talk I will hear something new each time. But of course there are the usual "Buddy bird" "'c'mere little bird" "oh your sooo cute!" and "right!" (not sure why he enjoys saying right so much, as it's not a word I commonly use with him). He also like to make kiss and razz noises when he taps me with his beak for a kiss.

He likes to imitate a lot of household sounds, especially specific drawer and door squeaks in the house. I figured out one day that he associated a specific squeak in the bathroom drawer with him going in the bathroom and getting a bath, and so that squeak became his word for bathroom. Every once in a while he will imitate a water gurgle noise, and I think he has the water cooler bubble down.

His favorite thing to do is whistle. Coincidentally that is also the loudest thing he can do. His greeting/locating call is the first part of a wolf whistle (because he can do that part the loudest). When he hears someone come through the door and he thinks it's me that's what he does, and he won't stop until I answer him and peak my head in the room and say hi. He also has learned nightingale whistle from my grandma and the whippoorwill call from me. He likes to sit by the window and watch the house sparrows and he has all their chirps down pat (but can't understand why they wont come over by him when he calls.. poor Bud!)

I have noticed since he has gotten older he has taken more to whistling than talking. I think that's partially due to his age and laziness but mostly due to him adapting to whatever the rest of the flock is doing :)

Come visit me, Buddy.

09/04/2012 10:29.35 AM Report This Comment  
  Thank you!
Thanks for all the votes and welcomes! I am a little new to this site so bear with me :) I hope to visit you all soon!

Come visit me, Buddy.

09/04/2012 09:21.51 AM Report This Comment  
on winning BOTD! Buddy you sure are a very beautiful Keet! We all wish you a great time in the castle and hope you have fun wearing the crown!
Wishing you a great day and we're sending you all our love along with big birdie hugs and soft beakie kisses Love,Dixie,Kallie and Peepers

Come visit me, Gabbie, Kallie, Peepers & Dixie.

09/01/2012 10:02.32 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
08/31/2012 11:40.13 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
Congratulations on botd.You are a cute guy see you later.

Come visit me, Hulk GoodBye BC Thanks For The Memories.

08/31/2012 09:24.02 PM Report This Comment  
  Congrats to you, Buddy
... for winning the Bird of the Day award.

R ('>

Come visit me, RaneBeau ('>.

08/31/2012 08:03.07 PM Report This Comment  
  Hiya Buddy
Boy do you look adorable.

Wing hugs and beak kisses

Left ya a vote

Come visit me, Chirpy-My Bird Bath.

08/31/2012 07:35.59 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi, King Buddy,
Congratulations on BOTD. Here's a vote in celebration. Hope you have a great day at the Castle, wing hugs, Pearl and Silver.

Come visit me, Pearl & Silver.

08/31/2012 05:59.49 PM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy
Congratulations on winning botd! Enjoy the castle to the fullest for the time
here sure goes fast for some reason…Chi chi and Gus

Come visit me, ~~Gus~~ & Chi chi RIP my sweet girl..

08/31/2012 05:58.51 PM Report This Comment  
Congrats on BOTD!

Come visit me, Maui, Mango & Willy: Thanks for all of the votes for botd:.

08/31/2012 02:34.45 PM Report This Comment  
  hi buddy
congratulations on winning botd today. have a fun day celebrating at the castle with king sam iam. love cori and boo boo

Come visit me, PaddyCake & PiddyGirl, CORI & BOO BOO.

08/31/2012 11:27.05 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi Buddy...
I just had to stop by first to congratulate you on winning BOTD, second to tell you how handsome you are, there's another Budgie on BC, his name is Spirit Cloude and you have somewhat the same coloring, I think your very handsome. Enjoy your day little one, visit me if you have time.. Romeo

Come visit me, ~CoCoPuff~, ~Rusty~, ~ Romey~ & Our Angel Wings Toy Shoppe.

08/31/2012 10:19.16 AM Report This Comment  
  Congrats King Buddy!
You are the same age as me! Let's share some millet. Here is another vote. Love your friend, Ogre

Come visit me, Abby~WOW Thanks EveryBirdy!, *~Blueberry~*, ~*Ogre*~ (2003-2013), Grendel~ WOW Thanks everybirdy!!!, *~Snowball~*, Grithr, Lucky, Homer & Giggle.

08/31/2012 09:42.28 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Buddy!
Enjoy your day at the Castle! We love your picture!

Picabo, Scion & Squeaky

Come visit me, Bud, Modelo, Patito, Malt & Pilsner, Squeaky- I will miss my BC friends! Love to all!, Kiwi & Button & Ivy, Scion (RIP)- Love Forever, Limon & Lima, Angel Alfie (RIP), Domingo & Picabo-Fond Memories of Fishing with Friends.

08/31/2012 08:35.39 AM Report This Comment  
  hi buddy
hi buddy congrats on botd! buddy id adoribole!:)
i have a hamster named buddy on critter channel!
heres a vote:)

Come visit me, Kiwi.

08/31/2012 08:25.46 AM Report This Comment  
08/31/2012 07:34.02 AM Report This Comment  
  congratz! you are a beautiful bird!

Come visit me, Spock, Homer & Rollo.

08/31/2012 04:52.22 AM Report This Comment  
  Hail King BUDDY
Congratulations on being in the spotlight! My mom LOVES blue budgies.
Do you talk? The male budgies mom has had have all liked to say "pretty bird".
Another thing the budgies liked was macaroni, whenever the kids had mac and cheese, Loki would demand his noodle OR come get it himself. (The budgies are all over the Rainbow Bridge now)

Come visit me, Polly; Summertime! & Zippy; WOW, Thank You Friends for this honor!.

08/31/2012 04:34.48 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi King Buddy
08/31/2012 01:22.52 AM Report This Comment  
  Hi buddy
08/31/2012 12:47.45 AM Report This Comment  
  Dear King Buddy
Congrats on winning BOTD! You are a very handsome budgie! My name is Ms. Chirps. My boy-bird is Spirit Cloude. We are budgies too!
Here's a basket of beefaroni and rice for you to celebrate your day in the castle!
Have a greyt time, and say 'Hi' to my friend Pirate King Sam I Am!
Luv, Ms. Chirps♥

Come visit me, Angel Bertie's Rainbow Gym: Thanks for BOTD!, Angel Bertie: Happy New Year!, Chirps: Happy New Year!!!, The Happy Couple!!!, Spot: Vote Mikey D for May BOTM,276082 & BonBon and Parker:Vote for BOTM!.

08/31/2012 12:33.54 AM Report This Comment  
  Hello Buddy~
Congratulations on being our BOTD. I am very happy for you! I do hope you enjoy the day at the castle.
I have hung your royal portrait in the gallery on the calendar page for all to admire!
Royal Hugs ~ Sugar

Come visit me, Sugar ~ Thanks for all the AWESOME Memories.

08/31/2012 12:13.30 AM Report This Comment  
  so pretty

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

08/30/2012 09:37.41 PM Report This Comment  
  so pretty

Joan, Franklin Square, NY.

08/30/2012 09:37.38 PM Report This Comment  
  i had a budgie (not english) that looked just like him (munchkin :'(

Come visit me, luis, jenny, kiwi, munchkin, luna, duke & dancer.

08/30/2012 02:15.08 PM Report This Comment  
  Such a pretty bird! I knew someone who used to have a bird that look just like you! Spock really loves white rice as well but rarely gets it as it is no fun making rice in the microwave for just her. Never try making ordinary rice in the microwave in a very tiny bowl... Here's a vote!

Come visit me, Spock, Homer & Rollo.

08/30/2012 04:54.12 AM Report This Comment  
Hi, I'm Archie, I am a budgie too!!!

(go budgies!!!!)

Come visit me, Angel Archie & Joey.

08/30/2012 01:33.47 AM Report This Comment  
  hi everyone my name is chaka
i also run a conure and nanday club

and i will be running for botm in october

and just wanted to get to know everyone

for oct botm i will be discussing my life
and how i was rescued

i hope we can be friends

Come visit me, chaka's campaign story, Prayer Requests, Chaka#215291 ty 4 botd 062914, Botm Winners Circle-VOTE SPOT & CHAKA & CALY'S BUFFET & GROCERY.

08/29/2012 09:07.16 PM Report This Comment  
  Hello Buddy
What a Pretty bird you are!!! We are just flying by to say hello and to send you a vote!!!

Cynthia, Costa Mesa, CA.

08/29/2012 06:38.10 PM Report This Comment  
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