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Rico

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

2.5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

1/5

Trainability

2/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

1/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Pretty easy for first time bird owners

By

United States

Posted Aug 28, 2014

I loved my budgies! I got them both at the pet store, I had a male and a female. They were very easy to care for and feed, they didn't require a huge cage and they were okay if I didn't have time to play with them or let them out every day.

However, they are very slow to learn things - and very flighty, so getting them young and taking time to be patient when handling them can help you. You'll need to clip their nails and if you don't want them flying you can clip their wings. Mine eventually learned to step up on my hand, and to whistle.

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