Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 05, 2014
Riki was a great parakeet. He wasn’t as active as some other members of his species tend to be, but he was very affectionate and communicative. At first he was shy and quite afraid of his new caretakers, but he quickly started recognizing us as friends or maybe even members of his flock. One example of his affectionate behaviour was when he would nudge his head or neck against our fingertips, begging for a scratch / pet.
His health was affected negatively by his overeating – apparently we fed him too much at first, but that improved as we found a better diet for him. He lived for a total of 12 and a half years.