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Barney

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Other

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

4/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

3/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Birthday Bird

By

United States

Posted Nov 17, 2014

I received a parakeet for my 10th birthday from my grandmother along with a parakeet book. I read the book cover to cover and tried to learn everything I could about my new pet. I wanted to teach him how to perch on my finger but the learning curve between both of us was fairly steep. He bit and pinched my fingers several times but I refused to give up and once he figured out what I was after, it was smooth sailing from there. He perched on fingers and on shoulders and enjoyed free flight around a room in our house, though the droppings he occasionally left behind were not appreciated by my mother. He was a fairly quiet bird but he enjoyed making noise with a little bell toy in his cage. He was personable and easy to care for and fell madly in love with his reflection in a small cage mirror. It was enjoyable to watch him bob and weave and dance for his reflection. He learned only a few small tricks with me, but he was a fun pet for several years. Apologies for the poor picture quality, but my 10 year old photography skills were extremely poor!

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