Acquired: Pet store
Posted Dec 13, 2013
Parakeets are great. I've owned several as a group and they are relatively low-maintenance. They are quite beautiful and one of the less expensive birds to own. Despite their small size, they can live for quite some time (10-15 years) and are good with children. While not as bright as other breeds, they *can* be trained if you work with them. They can also be affectionate and will treat you with cuddles from time to time.