Acquired: Pet store
Posted Apr 04, 2014
With vivid blue, white and black spotted feathers, Sky was my immediate first choice of the hundreds of birds available at my local pet shop. Over the year I had Sky, I learned one critical fact: I am simply not a bird person. Don't misconstrue what I'm saying too negatively. I care for the health and well-being of all animals, but my personality and Sky's personality just didn't seem to sync up. Although I attempted to gain Sky's trust and handle him the way the handler at the pet store had shown me, Sky remained distrusting and would avoid me at all costs. Perhaps I am not practiced enough in caring for birds, but I couldn't help noticing that my persistent attempts at making a bond of any type with Sky never worked. On the contrary, Sky had no health problems, was easy to clean up after, and was not a picky eater. Satisfying his basic needs proved much simpler than attempting talk to friends and family members over loud and constant chirping. My family and I eventually decided we were not a good fit for each other and found him a different home. Before deciding on whether or not to bring an American Budgerigar into your home, make sure you're well prepared to properly house, feed, train, and interact with it.