Acquired: Pet store
Posted Aug 25, 2014
My budgie was a baby when I got her from the pet store, she didn't even have much color to her yet. Appearance wise, they come in a variety of colors and are very beautiful birds, and I know they can be trained to be very friendly and loving- but it takes a LOT of time and effort. Personality wise, budgies are not social birds from the start. My budgie was very skiddish and temperamental. I tried to use training techniques from books and online articles but she never really warmed up to me. She eventually started to nip at my finger (which doesn't hurt, but it sure is frustrating!) Like I said, I know they can be very very friendly and loving- I eventually gave my budgie to someone who was more experienced with birds than I was so she could be happy. I would recommend a budgie to you, as long as you have the time, patience and persistence to love it. They need a lot of socialization and they chirp most of the day, so be warned! If you like a quiet house a budgie is not the bird for you. One thing I did like about them is that they have a very easy diet, they like seeds and some chopped up fruits, and they also will munch on budgie treats that you should be able to find in your pet store (which is cute!) And they also are easy to clean, just a few squirts of water from a spray bottle every now and then, other than that, they will groom and preen themselves.