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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

4/5

Acquired: Other,
Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

5/5

Trainability

4/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

4/5

Mimics sounds-words

3/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Fun-loving, cheerful little birds

By

United States

Posted Apr 25, 2014

My first bird was a parakeet. I was only about 11 at the time and I played with him mercilessly. He was easy to teach and fun. He taught me a lot about bird-keeping (both good and bad.)

In general, parakeets are very hardy and easy to keep. I do find that sometimes, the super popular birds are over-bred (especially the English Budgie) and can become genetically weakened... reducing their overall hardiness. Saying that, they can tolerate the abuse of an over-ambitious child better than most!

Don't buy one if your main ambition is to teach them how to talk, but if you want a cheerful and colorful companion, you can't go wrong with a parakeet.

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