Last week, the Seattle Humane Society discovered a Seattle man that had collected 110 budgies over a period of five years. The budgies were living in less than ideal conditions: they were all living in one cage that was covered in feces, debris and dirt. The Humane Society was alerted when an officer that was taking care of a cat near the man’s apartment saw the condition of the birds through a window (Thanks to a good Peeping Tom!). Charges will not be filed against the man due to his cooperation with the humane law enforcement officers. 100 of the budgies (10 are being treated at the vet office) were put up for adoption at the Seattle Animal Shelter and within 2 hours, all of the 100 budgies were adopted. 50 people were waiting at the shelter before it even opened. Who knew that adopting a bird would be like standing in line to get a Nintendo Wii. I wonder if anyone camped out.
By the way, they make look like parakeets but they are actually budgies. Confusing, huh? Thanks Gina for the clarification!