Manchester, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Posted Feb 17, 2015
Flint was a predominantly blue budgerigar whom I acquired after my grandmother passed away. He was already a good age but was extremely vibrant despite losing his owner. It was useful that he was very familiar with us and he was always chirpy in familiar company.
Flint was extremely adept at mimicry and had an excellent ear for certain sayings and noises. This made him pleasant and consistent company.
He was very low-maintenance as a pet. It was important to change his food and water each day as well as keeping his cage clean on a regular basis. Luckily, Flint was always calm and patient when it came to having his cage cleaned out; rather than trying to fly away, he would instead wait, perched at the top of his cage watching on inquisitively. Flint lived up to the age of thirteen: this is a generous lifespan for a small bird. His longevity shows that if budgies are well looked after and kept in good company, they will be a fixture in your home for a considerable amount of time.
I would recommend a budgie to anyone keen to have a colourful pet who provides cheerful and constant company. I would imagine such a pet would be an excellent acquisition for anyone who lives alone or is perhaps elderly and more content with a low-maintenance animal.