Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jul 17, 2013
I owned a budgie when I was a kid, from the age of 7 to 16. I was the only person taking care of it, so he didn't get any training whatsoever and he didn't leave his cage almost ever. I did try a few times to teach him how to talk, but I wasn't persistent enough and he never did learn a single word. Budgies are quite peaceful birds, they're rarely aggressive and they crave for other avian companions, so getting a pair is highly recommended. They are also very happy when you talk to them and enjoy giving you 'kisses' with their beaks.