Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jan 07, 2013
I've owned six budgerigars: Cyril, Mister, George, Captain, Benji and Homer. Homer has been alive for 9 years and is still going strong.
Most budgies are friendly birds, depending on the individual's temperament. For example, Captain was always very frightened, but he would never bite or peck someone. He would just run away all the time because he couldn't fly properly. George, Cyril and Benji were friendly and would always be willing to sit on your shoulder. Mister was absolutely gorgeous and would never leave you alone. Homer pecks and squawks all the time, and his beak is razor sharp so it really hurts.
Budgerigars are wonderful pets, but they need to have constant love and attention as soon as you welcome them into your home / life, just as a dog or a cat would.