Acquired: Pet store
Posted Nov 19, 2013
When I was younger, I had a blue and grey budgie. I've always had an interest in animals and a budgie was just a start to my huge assortment I have had over the years. I only had one budgie although I know a lot suggest having more than one as they're very interactive amongst one another since they can become lonely when left on their own for great lengths. I was very young so am unsure on what sex of budgie I had although I do remember my very uncreative name for it - "Beak".
Beak was only small. Within it's cage, I included a cuttlebone for nutrition. At the bottom laid gravel. I treated my budgie with greens such as lettuce and spinach. My budgie was provided a grain mixture bought from my pet shop which included all sorts of grain and seeds. I did occasionally let my budgie roam around my room for a bit of exercise although if I'm honest, at the young age I owned my budgie, I was nervous about it so I didn't do it as much as I'd have liked. Also within Beak's cage was a little swing. I didn't have this bird from young so I had no trouble teaching or taming it. My bird always had a great temperant irrespective of the caution I took when handling it.
A budgie is a good little simple bird suitable even for children. I loved caring for this animal and although I'm not a huge bird-lover now I'm a bit older, I see no problems with them. It is likely I will buy one for my little girl when she is old enough as I know how easy and great they are to keep.