Acquired: Pet store
Posted Mar 13, 2014
I purchased Sammy when he was 3 months old. I saw him at a local pet shop and his beautiful deep blue coloring caught my eye right away. I had seen many budgies before but this blue was so appealing. He was a bright little fellow and seemed healthy so I bought him home with me.
My mom had raised budgies when I was young so I knew that if I wanted any chance of him talking I would need to buy a male budgie and I would have to keep him alone without a mate.
I also learned that if you want your budgie to learn to speak he must not have a mirror or any form of plastic budgie in his cage with him or he will become enamored with them and not pay much attention to you, his trainer.
Sure enough, it didn't take long before my new little friend was talking and interacting with me. We became very good friends and I loved him very much.