Acquired: Pet store
Posted Dec 23, 2014
Tweety was my first pet as a child. I received Tweety from my parents as a Christmas gift and was tasked with complete care of him. In this respect, Tweety was a great pet because he was easy to care for. He could be fed basically any birdseed at the pet store and his cage could be cleaned in less than five minutes. Despite the ease of care, Tweety was in no way a companion. He often squawked even when a sheet was placed over his cage. He would peck at people who would try to pet him and was even shy and afraid of me. His song was not bad, but he was annoying because of how often he decided to sing. He did have a beautiful yellow and green pattern and was pleasant to look at and to show off to visitors; however, there was minimal interaction--and no meaningful interaction--between him and myself. He also died unexpectedly and suddenly and long before the vet said he would. Parakeets can be used to teach children responsibility, but I would not recommend a parakeet to anyone trying to build a bond with a pet.