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Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

2.25/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

2/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

3/5

ActivityLevel

2/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

In hindsight

By

New Zealand

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Budgies are lovely birds, with colourful feathers and a sweet sound. I owned a male bird for close to 11 years. He had a quirky personality, and a relationship with his mirror that wasn't so appropriate when we had guests. He learned to say 'pretty bird' but would say this rarely, and didn't learn any other words.

In hindsight, I was perhaps too young or too irresponsible to be given a bird (I was eight) and he maybe didn't receive as much attention as he should have. So be aware of this if buying a bird for a child! If I were to own a budgie again in the future, I would have two for companionship.

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