Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jul 06, 2013
I had a budgie when I was a kid. She was beautiful green and black coloured, my mom bought her from the local pet store (nowadays I know NEVER to buy any pets from pet stores. ONLY go to animal rescues, people).
She was a sweet little bird, however she didn't sing much. My mom advised me to sing for her because that sometimes helps birds overcome their quietness. So I sang all the time for her and now I feel bad because I don't have a good voice so no wonder she never wanted to follow along. I was hoping that this way she would eventually say a couple of words, too but that never happened either. Maybe it really was because of my terrible voice. Poor bird!
I liked having her around despite her lack of activities. The only thing she liked to play with was her mirror. Now that I think back, maybe she was sick and that's why she was so inactive? We may never know.
One summer day when the window was open, she managed to get out of her cage and fly away. Maybe she was fed up with my terrible voice. I felt really bad for her. We saw her again once more sitting on a pole but we couldn't do anything to get her to come down.
Overall, I learned that you should always take good care of your bird, no matter how much it is singing or how much it's not. Be very careful when opening her cage! I don't think I would ever want to own a budgie again, which can maybe come down to this experience. Also, nowadays I find it cruel to put a bird in a cage who is supposed to fly!
If anything, do some research on the specific type of bird before getting one.