Acquired: Pet store
Posted Nov 03, 2013
My family got two parakeets when I was 16 and as the youngest I was placed in charge of their care. I had to make sure that the birds had enough food and water and that the bottom of their cages were cleaned every week.
The two birds were named Summer (girl) and Skylar (boy). Summer was very aggressive and did not like sharing a cage with Skylar. We finally ended up putting them in separate cages. It was fun to let them out to fly around the house, it wasn't much fun getting them back into the cages. We would have left the cages open so they could go back in their cages when they wanted, but they always tried to fly out the door or windows when they were open, no one liked to chase them outside.
We had them for about 2 years and gave them to a neighbor when we moved.
I would say that this pet is good for somebody who has already had a pet and has had experience caring for them.