Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 09, 2014
The four parakeets that I owned, Max, Paco, Homer, and Mokey were easy to familiarize with the family and we had them play constantly out of their cages on the carpet and whatnot. The can be a bit messy if by a wall, as they will sometimes poop while hanging off of the back end of the cage, but a towel hanging off the end usually fixes that problem.
Cleaning the cages are usually very easy and they tend to just need a newspaper in the bottom of their cage as well as maybe wood chips (which are completely optional).
They can be loud, especially when you are trying to sleep. Easy remedy is to put a towel over the cage before bed.
All-in-all, good starter pet, but be sure to give your budgie tons and tons of attention!