Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Bon Aqua, Tennessee, United States
Posted Feb 07, 2013
My great grandmother owned these types of birds all through my childhood. They are pretty little birds, and have a lovely voice. They sing beautiful little tunes throughout the day, and it can really brighten a day! I didn't have too much contact with them, but they didn't really wanna perch on your finger or anything. If you were changing their food or water bowl, or cleaning the cage, they'd typically climb to the other side. They were pretty fast fluttering around in the cage. I'm really not sure if you could teach them songs, or anything else. They were mostly just nice to look at and listen to in my experience. So, while I think it would be fine for a kid to own one, I don't think they are the type to get out and play with. So this may be more of a bird for an adult or older person to enjoy.