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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

5/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Budgies make great pets!

By

West Midlands, United Kingdom

Posted Apr 27, 2013

We've had many budgies in the family when I was growing up. They are pretty inexpensive to buy from a pet shop, and things like cages, bird seed/millet spray, sanded sheets for the cage, cuttlefish bones for their diets etc. can also be cheaply bought.

They do 'tweet' quite a lot during the day (especially if they can hear other birds outside) and can often be relied upon to wake you up in the morning! On the occasions where I only had one budgie in the cage, the bird would have no problem talking to his/her self in the mirror all day long!

If you have the time and the patience, they can be trained to perform certain actions or tricks. For example, I taught one of my budgies to fly out of her cage and sit on my shoulder (like how you might see a pirate with a parrot on their shoulder!) and could easily walk around the house going into different rooms and she'd still be perched there, happy to go exploring with me!

They don't have a long lifespan unfortunately, but they do make nice pets and are great for kids too. Just don't let any cats enter your house...!

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