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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

1.75/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

2/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

1/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

1/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

3/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Cuties with a strange attitude

By

95121, Italy

Posted Mar 25, 2014

One day my grandmother decided to introduce two budgies in the house, a male and a female in a big cage with a couple of swings and plenty of space to move around. The pair was quite restless but they made very little noise and a little mess both in and out of the cage. The one thing that caught my attention was how aggressive the female was to the other: she'd usually stay far from him and only sometimes she would get closer, but soon she started attacking the other budgie and keeping him away from both the water and the seeds until we found the poor boy dead one morning. The same happened with another female and two more males later on, so I figured it was either caused by the way they are naturally or because of the way they are kept before being put on sale by the pet store (although they seemed fine when displayed).
While they could be of some company they weren't really easy to interact with, they always continued doing what pleased them without noticing me. Taking care of them was easy, they only needed to be fed and cleaned since I went pretty much unnoticed by them. I still don't understand the behaviour of the females but if you find a couple that bonds I have been told that they make quite the lovebirds!

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