71000, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posted Sep 15, 2014
First pet I've ever had was a budgerigar. It was mostly green, with red cheeks and yellow-ish head. The coloring was beautiful, especially combined with stripy back, from top to bottom. They have a beautiful long tail, which is extremely fragile, so be careful about it. If you can not handle obnoxious parrot sounds, and want to actually "teach" your pet to mimic your voice and what you say or teach it to sing, you might want to get a different type of bird. In my experience, budgerigars are not capable of either mimicing or singing, maybe I'm wrong and they are capable of doing it, but then it's extremely difficult and takes a lot more patience than I had. They are very, very active, so you might want to not keep them in cage 24/7 forever. Close all the windows, all the vents and let them fly in your apartment or house. They need to spread their wings and be active. If you want them to be friendly and to trust you, do not ever approach them too fast when they're out of cage. Always be cautios, patient and go slow, eventually they will gain your trust. If you ever hurt them on purpose, or do anything bad to them, they lose trust really easily and it's hard for you to get it back. Concerning cleaning and feeding them, both are extremely easy. Feeding-wise, their ordinary food is budgerigar food that you can get at almost all pet stores, and the food is easily recognizable, they should have budgerigars illustrated on the boxes etc. Besides the industrial food, they can eat cabbage, lettuce, carrots (at least that's what I've fed them). Never feed them bread, their intestines are not created to digest bread. Please search these birds up on the internet or encyclopedias and check what they can or can't eat, their health is very fragile and one simple mistake can lead to a disaster, worst case scenario death, because their digestive system can't digest a lot of stuff that we would think they can eat. Cleaning is very simple, I'd suggest putting a news paper at the bottom of the cage, and replace the paper every 2-3 days. That way you don't have to clean the plastic but basically just change their diaper. I'm not sure if you can private message somebody on this site, but if you can, feel free to message me anything if you have any questions.