Acquired: Pet store
New South Wales, Australia
Posted Apr 12, 2013
My dad loves breeding birds. We had an avery for some time with at least 10 budgerigars.
They are delightful birds to own. Their colours are bright, extraordinary and picture perfect.
Very little maintenance was required in owning these. Just ensure that you have fresh water and a bird seed mix at the very least.
Although it is very difficult to train them vocally, I have heard of other breeders with success in this area.
They are initially quite panicked around people they do not recognise. I have witnessed this many times when visitors stick their fingers in the cage (something we all tend to do hehehe).
As far as breeding, you would need to ensure that you do some research on this. There is a science behind it so you would need to make sure you have the right environment to promote breeding.
Although i have heard of people clipping their wings so they don't fly I don't really like the practice. I think its cruel (birds are meant to fly). If you are going to keep it at home just make sure you buy a decent sized cage. Let your bird out of the cage once in a while in the house so they can 'stretch their legs' so to speak.
I would definitely recommend budgerigars as a low cost pet that requires no maintenance.