Posted Jun 04, 2013
For long I’ve been fascinated by birds. Especially different kinds of parakeets, which is why I’ve so often fallen in love with the thought of having budgies. However, I must admit, not once did I succeed to take care of my lovely little budgie properly, so I hope this review will help people not make the same mistake as I did. Main points to consider:
Budgies require a lot of attention. If your budgie is alone, you’re “the flock” which means you have to satisfy all their social needs.
Budgies therefore also require a lot of time. Especially when the budgie is young, you need to invest a lot of time into making sure your budgie is trained properly and is taken care of.
What I never realized was how much of a responsibility having a budgie is. And I managed to forget that every time I got a new budgie. While I’ve had my great moments with my birds during vacation and such, I just could not find the time to take proper care of them during the semesters, which meant that I’ve had to give them away to people with more time or people with an aviary so the budgie wouldn't feel so alone. I’ve also tried getting another budgie to make sure it had company when I was away, but sadly this meant that the budgies were more prone to getting “untamed” again and become aggressive towards me.
Therefore, do put a lot of thought into your decision-making, before you go get a budgerigar. It is, however, a very rewarding experience, if managed properly.