Acquired: Pet store
Anchorage, Alaska, United States
Posted Nov 27, 2012
My first budgie I tried to train, but he, and all of my subsequent budgies have preferred the security of their cage, most likely due to the fact that we also own cats. Make no mistake though, they are a not just decorations hanging from the ceiling. These birds aren't well known for talking, but most of mine been consummate mimickers of household and movie sounds, if they get the opportunity to hear them. I even had one little blue male who could mimic R2D2 exactly. My current budgies are happy healthy members of our family, and are quite good at making their opinions known, even from their cages. Keeping Budgerigars is not difficult, but they are still a type of parrot, and can get easily bored. I suggest planning on at least an hour or two of buddy time a day, or getting a pair of birds, and I find they are much happier when kept where they can see all the activity in the house.