We have a whole bunch of dog/cat rescues. I don't think we have any here. I was thinking about getting a Pet Finder account and putting him up there. I think i'll try the vet's office for ideas. I know the vet likes birds. He has a few in his office. Maybe he's even take it. The paper costs a lot of money to advertise on for the littlest block on the least viewed page.
Hey Blaine, sorry to hear you'll be rehoming Juniper. I wish I lived closer!
If you and/or your parents are comfortable advertising on the internet, you can use this site- www.pennysaverusa.com/
It is a nice site because you can post an online ad of your own making for free, (with pictures) and people looking can browse according to area, so they will be close. Just make it in the Animals/Pets/Services section, just be sure to kind of feel out any prospective homes. It is a bit more reliable area wise than petfinder, and people can limit their searches better. Another tip, ads with pictures uploaded are at the top of the pile for people viewing them.
First up congratulations!! Cuttlebone is a bit of calcium - it is just something for them to chew on. It won't heal a busted beak. Budgies hate being held, it reminds them of a predator attack. How old is she? Can you get a picture up for us to see? Read Blaines thread right from the beginning, he asked much the same questions and some good advice was provided.
A 1 year old that has never been tamed would see a human as a predator at worst, a source of providing her with food at best. Honestly I would not attempt to train/tame down a budgie of either sex at that age. I'm not saying it isn't impossible, just improbable. Females are notoriously harder to tame that males and you are disadvantaged to start with with her being a year old. By all means give it a try, just don't expect to see quick results. You will need to get her not frightened of you to start with, clicker training will make this impossible so forget the clicker! Try and get her used to your voice and eventually to follow you from one end of the cage to the other (this could take months so be very patient)!
My budgie (Beekle) can imitate some human words. He will often sit in his cage muttering away. A lot of what he 'says' is unintelligable but it's close enough to human to distract and irritate you, lol.
His actual vocublary is: Beekle Brackley Pizza Bicycle Ploppy Bottom Squeak face Digital God damnit (Well it sounds like that though no-one's taught him it)
He can also perform various burps. Laugh like Kenneth Williams