Posted Aug 14, 2013
Many years ago, around 25 to be precise I was fortunate to find a yellow Domesticated Budgerigar which flew into a shop I was working in at the time. Being a nice person I took the stray bird home to care for it. My wife was over the moon with it and it gave such pleasure and company for a good 4 years.
It really was easy to look after and was mostly in good condition. We called him Billy and he was a very lively character.
He would often come out of his cage if we left the door open and would fly around the living room only going back to his cage when tired or hungry.
Budgies are very social creatures and love to be engaged with.
The only downside for me was that they moult fairly often shedding feathers all over the place.
Sometimes messy with seed they can throw it out of the cage and all over the carpets.
The good points outweigh the bad and they can give many years of pleasure.
They love to have a bath and splash around if you attach a bird bath to the front door of the cage.
They will also amuse themselves if you put a mirror in the cage and a replica Budgie on the perch with them.
So, if you would like a cheeky chappy to talk to which is cheap to care for, then get yourself a Budgerigar.