Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jul 03, 2013
I've owned parakeets as a child (age 8+} and I remembered them being very enjoyable, so I got a new one a few months ago. I'm an artist so I spend a lot of time in my room and I love having my bird, Gene, with me. He is excellent company. He's kind of sassy and moody about my friends, especially when they're new, but he warms up to them quickly. He's not expensive to own at all and he rarely makes a mess (except for the occasional molt which isn't too bad to deal with).