350 budgies rescued from one home ready for rehome


Different colour Budgies perched in a cage © RSPCA

We're searching for aviary homes for hundreds of budgies all rescued from the same house.  

Three officers attended a home in Brighton, East Sussex, on 19 and 20 December following reports that there were around 200 budgies living inside.

Over 300 birds flying free around a house

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.

The birds were signed over to us by their owner who wasn't able to cope with them. But our real challenge is now to find all the birds new homes.

All birds taken in across our centres

Liz said:

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.

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.

Birds for rehoming

Anyone interested in offering one of these birds a new home should look at our find a pet page or contact the individual centres.

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