Nova Scotia, Canada
Posted Feb 21, 2015
Depending on the owner, the outcome of how a Budgie is will definitely be different. Around the time I owned my two Budgies, I had more than a few animals in my home for different reasons, so that also plays a factor into everything that comes with owning a Budgie.
First things first, Budgies are naturally playful, friendly birds, so it helps if you have time to entertain the bird when you're with them. Another thing about them is that they love to vocalize, they absolutely love it. One of the issues I had with them was actually how much they went on and on. Usually at night when they would be in the dark they didn't say much, however sometimes they would and it was bothersome for more than a few people.
Cleaning-wise, Budgies don't really make that much of a mess. At least, that's what I found. Maybe sometimes they would knock the water out somehow, but other than that, the cleaning was what I expected to be, so it wasn't really a problem.
Really the only problem I've had with Budgies is that they vocalize so much that it bothered others to the degree where I had to give them away. Plus, the other animals didn't necessarily like their presence. It's best not to own a Budgie in an apartment, or in a home that's fairly close to other houses. Even though Budgies don't have much baggage, they do come with a sense of responsibility which is extremely present, more so than owning a dog or a cat. You really need to be prepared for that.