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Corky

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

4/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

3/5

Health

2/5

Easy to feed

3/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

The Budgerigar

By

United States

Posted Mar 12, 2014

The Budgerigar or parakeet, in my experience is pretty much a one-person bird. My bird would eventually climb on my granddaughter's finger, but she wasn't happy about it. I really didn't know how to train either of my birds, except for getting them to stay on my finger. Corky, one of my birds, would mimic my cell phone ring and whenever my husband would get on the phone, she would chirp and chirp, which didn't endear the bird to him. They are very easy to feed, but make sure they have fresh food and water every day. They do like bird seed, lettuce, and boiled eggs. I've heard they like a variety of food, but those three are the only things my bird would eat. They do like a bath (just a small dish set in the bottom of the cage with water in it) and silver colored toys. Be sure to keep them out of any draft.

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