Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted Jul 07, 2014
Parakeets are great pets to have. They are pretty, with lots of colorful feathers. They are also active with the owner. They are fun to play with --- and my parakeets were not shy at all. They would fly around, and also climb onto my fingers.
They do require some equipment ---- a cage, feed, paper towels, toys, etc. They can also be quite loud.
They do require a little bit of time --- to clean the cages, to change the feed and water, etc. Also, it's good if the owner plays with the parakeet ---- if they do not get enough exercise, they can be susceptible to illness.
All in all, parakeets are a great and fun pet to have. Be prepared to sacrifice a little bit of time, however!