Acquired: Pet store
Posted Sep 16, 2014
My experience with this kind of bird has left me scarred for life. I bought both Tweety and Pearl at the same time. Tweety was mostly yellow which is why I named him Tweety. Pearl was white so most can figure out where I got that name, too. Here's a little tip to those who are planning to buy a budgie: Educate yourselves!
This is why:
When I bought these birds I was told that they were both females so I figured it would be no problem having to birds together in the same cage. But then I left for a weekend and my mom was looking after them. One day she walks into my bedroom and Pearl was face down on the bottom of the cage. Yup, Tweety killed Pearl. And then Tweety started starving himself and he eventually died. The reason why I say that people need to educate themselves is because it turns out Pearl and Tweety were both males, not females. They ended up fighting and someone died. I have sworn off of birds because of this. It traumatized me.
Other than that, I genuinely enjoyed these birds. They had an attractive appearance and they didn't stink up my room. They were also not too loud which was lovely.
I would post pictures if I had any.