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Friends, flying and other things budgies need for a happy life

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Budgies are the third most popular pet in the world, after dogs and cats. But they don’t always have a good life. “These highly social animals are still often kept alone, even though we should really know better by now,” says animal rights activist Lea Schmitz. “Why are they denied a social partner with whom they can fly, climb around and eat together, cuddle, groom each other and even fight?” Many veterinary associations and animal rights groups agree and have noted that even intensive love and care on the part of the owner cannot replace a bird of the same species. It’s all about the chemist…

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