Acquired: Pet store
Posted Nov 15, 2014
Having had over 7 Budgies in my life, I am very familiar with the species. The most pleasant little bird I had was a light blue and grey boy called Pepper, we had him for 3 years before introducing another budgie into the cage. The statistics of this review are based on him.
In those 3 years he became very tame, he would let you stroke him, feed him, bath him, and he could also talk. The second budgie, Sherbert, was often a bully and would prevent Pepper from eating. Although Sherbert was never fully tamed, he tamed slightly and Pepper's talking continued. Sherbert learnt a few words.
Unfortunately Pepper passed away earlier this year (7 years old); and in his place we bought 3 new budgies. Sherbert has integrated very well with them and his bullying ways are a thing of the past. The only drawback is that unlike with Pepper, the new birds have made him wild again.
The four birds I currently have are all very beautiful and interact wonderfully with each other, but they are very unwilling to socialise with humans. Often still flitting about if a hand even puts food in the cage. This is the drawback of hosting more than one young budgie.
If you wish to have a budgie you can bond strongly with, I would not advise you to buy more than one, or purchase any mirrors for the cage. You would also need to socialise with them every single day as they are sensitive creatures who can get depressed easily.