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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Other,
Pet store,
Rescue / shelter organization

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

2/5

Friendly with family

1/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

4/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

Parakeets

By

Washington, United States

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Although they have not been much interested in sitting on people, the ones I've had are an absolute hoot to own (provided you don't mind their exuberant noises), and have low maintenance needs compared to other animals I've had. They are reasonably smart, love to mimic sounds (had one that learned the sound that a baby swallow makes), and highly mischievous with each other when kept as a flock. I presently have one parakeet and two cockatiels, and the little parakeet rules the roost. I allow my birds the run of a whole room (locked up in their cage at night) and the parakeet loves to take any excuse to fly laps around the room. He is buddies with one of the cockatiels, and drives the other one batty. I will replace the one I have when he dies, for sure.

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