Posted Jul 19, 2013
When I went to the pet store to buy a parrot I saw one white budgerigar and immediately asked for it. However, I was disappointed after the seller told me that the bird was sick. So I bought another white-black-blue colored parrot.
My family loved it. Although, Charlie made a huge mess around the cage nobody complained.
We let Charlie out of the shelter two times a day. The first month we had a problem returning him in, but in the next month I taught him to land on my finger when I pointed it up. I even taught him to stay on my shoulder when I put him there, though I never taught him say a word.
I heard other parrots singing and some of them were way better than Charlie, but it seemed like nobody in my family cared that budgerigars are not that talented.
At the time we owned Charlie, my sister was really young (around six years old) and she didn't have any trouble with him, so I don't see a reason why not to buy a budgerigar if you have a child at home.