Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 03, 2014
Budgies get a lot of flack - they’re usually always loud, messy, and when you get two or more together there’s always a chance the aggressive pecking comes into play when they establish dominance. My family’s first bird lived quietly, and by himself in his cage for almost 11 years before we found him on the bottom, and even though a decade old bird is quite rare, I’m trying to beat that record with my blue Budgie I call Twitter. Unlike the site I stole the name from, Twitter isn’t as active or popular, and frequently flies over to me whenever other birds are introduced, but I’ve been told he’s just making sure the other ones are taken care of (which can’t be true, but I digress). Never had trouble with him listening, as he loves to step up and knows exactly the sound his bag of food makes when I open it twice a day, so with that you could say his lack of speaking (or even making noise that isn’t chirping) can be summed up with, he just doesn’t like talking. Maybe I should have named him Chirpy and switched his with my yellow one, but he become accustomed to his name before he made his shyness known! Twitter is incredibly easily to keep clean and happy, which I think go hand in hand. Feeding him is no problem - he loves to eat the regular, cheap seed you find at most stores, and every week is rewarded with millet and free roam of the house while his cage is cleaned. Lastly, as for being angry, I don’t think he’s ever had a problem that I can recall, and if something crept up I’m sure Twitter would back off and let things happen, as to appease any other bird that is causing him grief..