Acquired: Pet store
Posted Mar 27, 2013
If you don't mind a little noise-maker in your house, you might want to look into acquiring a budgie a.k.a. parakeet. My mother always owned them growing up and they were beautiful birds that lit up the room all by themselves.
They're friendly, inexpensive to own, easy to clean and care for, and will definitely remind you that you're not alone in your house. They do not smell and if they do it's extremely minimal. Trainable to do tricks and teach. With an array of colors to choose from, I would recommend a budgie to anyone given them consideration.