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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

4/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

0/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to care for Budgerigar

By

7550, South Africa

Posted Sep 22, 2013

I had 2 budgerigars over a period of 7 years. One was male and the other female and they did breed once to produce a number of eggs. The female killed all the young birds as they hatched from the eggs. I am not sure what the cause was but she never laid eggs again. Overall they were easy to maintain, cheap to feed and care for and did not require much cleaning apart from the cage floor every few days. They do benefit from letting them fly. You can let them out of the cage into a closed room in the house, generally they will return to the cage after some time. If not you need to catch them to out them back, this can be done by covering them with a small towel and then gently returning them to the cage. They make a bit of noise but it is not unpleasant and they will be quiet if the cage is covered with a towel. They are good birds to keep in captivity but it is best to have at least 2 birds in a fair sized cage to avoid boredom and frustration. Signs can include pulling out feathers. They are good pets for young children since they require little maintenance and can therefore be a good learning curve heading toward the inevitable puppy. Overall they were easy pets to keep but not terribly interactive and they did not learn any words or mimic any sounds.

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