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Princess

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

3/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

2/5

Friendly with family

0/5

Trainability

1/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

0/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

A bird with an appropriate name for it's attitude

By

Maryland, United States

Posted Aug 24, 2014

When I was 10, I lived in an apartment and couldn't have pets except for ones in cages so I told my mom I wanted a bird. I figured it would be pretty and sit on my shoulder and learn to say a couple words or do tricks. I was dead wrong. It may be that my ten year old self just didn't know how to train a bird properly, but this bird was MEAN. I still have scars on my fingers from trying to pet the little thing and train it to sit on my finger. I'd push my finger into it's chest to get it to step onto it and she would just sit there and not budge until I'd pushed her too far and she decided to take a chunk out of me. It took me almost a year to get her to finally sit on my finger. When I'd take her out of her cage, she'd fly around the whole house, leaving her droppings wherever she landed and attacking any guests who were nearby who wanted to pet the pretty little birdie. She squawked all hours of the night even when we covered her up and if we didn't take her cover off early enough, she'd throw her toys around in her cage and pull at her door to make banging sounds until someone woke up to get her uncovered. I read every book I could get at the library and even looked up things online trying to figure out what I was doing wrong but it seems as though I just got an ill tempered little bird. I should have known when she bit the pet shop girl, but I just thought she was so pretty with her crown shaped marking. I know better than to pick a pet by looks alone these days.

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