Acquired: Pet store
Columbus, Ohio, United States
Posted Jun 27, 2014
I had these two beautiful parakeets, one blue and one green. I loved them so much, when I wasn't trying to get peace and quiet. These birds were constantly chatting and making sounds that could be heard pretty much throughout the entire first floor of the house. I remember we tried covering the cages with a blanket at night time, but no luck, still chatting. Sometimes, the birds had fights between themselves also.
If I were to suggest a bird for a young child, I would definitely get one that is easy to handle and likes to sit on your shoulder. Parakeets are not that type of bird. Also, they cannot mimic words, which is disappointing. I believe parakeets are more like a bird that you only view through the cage, I was never able to take them out and enjoy them. I think they are beautiful, but I would not recommend them for pets.