Budgie house RSPCA finds 359 uncaged birds flying around home after owner

first_imgRSPCA officers found nearly 400 budgies in one small houseCredit:RSPCA She said: “It took three officers a total of three days to catch them all and get them into boxes and sent to various aviaries.”When they got there, the budgies were all over the place, in almost every room using anything they could to stand on, including a clothing horse.”Most people like to keep budgies in groups but we have never seen this many in one place. It was crazy.”The birds were signed over to the RSPCA by their owner who is no longer able to take care for them. It is not known why the owner was taken to hospital.The charity must now find all the birds new homes and officers are appealing to anyone with aviaries who would like to home one of the blue, green, yellow or white birds. Amy Ockelford, also from RSPCA, said it took three days for three officers to catch every last one of the birds, also known as common parakeets, from the house in Brighton, East Sussex. “We’d like the budgies to go to new aviary homes where they can live with other budgies and have lots of space to fly and explore.”Anyone who is interested in offering one of these birds a new home should visit the RSPCA’s website: www.rspca.org.uk/findapet or contact the individual centres. When you entered the property there was a sea of yellow, green, blue and white, with birds perched everywhere.The noise from their tweeting and chirping was deafening.RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler Officers from the RSPCA spent three days rescuing 359 uncaged budgies from a small house after the homeowner was taken to hospital.The animal welfare charity is desperately trying to find new owners for the colourful birds, having been “inundated” by the huge number of them.The charity was called in to help after the owner of the budgerigars fell ill and was taken to hospital.Three RSPCA officers turned up to the property expecting to find 200 hundred of them but were in fact greeted by 359 noisy and uncaged birds, free-flying around the small semi-detached house.When they arrived, they were met with “a sea of yellow, green, blue and white, with birds perched everywhere”.RSPCA inspector Liz Wheeler said: “We were expecting to find around 200 budgies but ended up removing 359.”They were flying free around the semi-detached home so we had to use capture nets to safely catch them and remove them.”When you entered the property there was a sea of yellow, green, blue and white, with birds perched everywhere.”The noise from their tweeting and chirping was deafening.” Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily  Front Page newsletter and new  audio briefings. RSPCA officers found nearly 400 budgies in one small house Inspector Wheeler added: “The budgies have been taken in by a number of our branches, centres and by private boarding establishments across the country.”Mallydams Wildlife Centre in Hastings, nearby, has kindly taken on 50 birds while RSPCA Brighton’s Patcham Centre has also taken some in.”And our centre in South Godstone, Surrey, has taken almost 100.”The other birds remain in private boarding until we can find space for them at our rehoming centres across the country.last_img read more