|I think I might like to live here if I was a pet shop budgie.|
Via Gumtree I found a local breeder with baby birds for sale only $15 each. I love it when all your Christmas Gift Organising Stars align... it was meant to be. The breeder lives about 10 mins away from us, so we all piled into the car and had a family outing to his house. It was bird heaven, he had been breeding birds since boyhood (which was a long time ago) and had all sorts for sale. It was tempting to get something more exotic but budgies really are at our level at the moment. Oh, he also had a great after sales policy - if they die or fly away, don't worry, just pop back & I'll give you another, what parent doesn't love that!