Acquired: Pet store
Maryland, United States
Posted Feb 21, 2014
After I was able to prove to my parents that I could be responsible with frogs, they finally allowed my to step up my responsibilities to taking care of a bird.
My first choice was the classic budgie, as were in my mind, miniature versions of parrots. My budgie was mainly a light blue color with a yellow face, an extremely gorgeous bird. At first he was very jumpy, and would not let me get anywhere close to him. I would slowly start to let him get used to my company by over the period of a few weeks walking to the cage and gently talking to him. It took about a month for him to gain my trust and hop on my finger.
Soon after that our relationship increased drastically, he would love to hang out and grab onto the front of my shirt and just hang there. He eventually go so comfortable and trusted me to the point where he would stand on my remote control car as I would slowly drive it around the room.
While I never got him able to mimic my words, which a lot people claim they could do, I was able to him to mimic tunes. If you whistled the same tune over and over he would eventually start to chirp the tune back. This very entertaining until he started to wake me up with the mcdonald's jingle.
The mess though was pretty bad. The cage would always be in shambles, food all over the place, and spilled watered. My bird at least was not clean at all, maybe he takes after his owner.
All in all a really fun beginner bird to have around.