Posted Jun 13, 2014
Over all they are a fairly easy animal to care for. The cage does not need to be huge (depending on the number of birds in it of course) and upkeep usually involves keeping the cage cleaned, the bird fed and nails/wings clipped. They can be happy to be left to their own devices (another bird or mirror would be nice in this case) or to be cuddled and snuggled by their owners if socialized well. My mother used to sleep with her budgie on her chest (yes she put a poop cloth down)
Birds have delicate little bones that can break easily. If a blood feather is broken the bird can lose a lot of blood. Because of these things among others, you will want to supervise children with them.
Some budgies talk a lot while others don't seem to even want to try . I have to say when I have heard budgies talk the words are not clear and very difficult to understand.
Our birds were pretty healthy and didn't require any vet visits beyond a once a year check up though I have seen sick budgies. they do tend to hid their illness well. You will want to keep an eye on behaviors to tell if the bird is acting 'off'.
The ones I have owned have ranged in colors from various shades of yellow to various shades of blue and I have even seen some beautiful white ones.