Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jan 01, 2014
Kiwi was my beloved budgie. I bought him from a PetSmart, after watching the flock of budgies for a half hour. After locating the friendliest, we bought a bird cage and food. He was a relatively friendly budgie; he didn't mind coming out of his cage and sitting with me. When I sprained my ankle, he sat on the arm of my wheelchair. Though he was somewhat flighty and jittery, he was friendly, considering that budgerigars take more time to socialize. But it didn't last. He died one winter morning after having a seizure. Though my budgie experience may sound sober, I'd still recommend budgies -- as long as you get them from a breeder.