Posted Feb 24, 2015
Budgies (also known as budgerigar parakeets) are probably one of the most exciting caged pets I’ve ever had the experience of owning. They are very social creatures, it’s better to have them in a small group or otherwise gradually train them so they can be released from their cage for exercise and interaction with their human friends. They can often be wild birds who love to fly around if you let them out, so if you do make sure they’re contained in a small room and have a butterfly net handy as a last resort. Budgies can be trained to be fairly affectionate with their human owners if done so from a very young age, if acquired older, however, it may take them a great deal of time to get used to human contact. They are active, fun, and in large groups very loud (though putting a blanket over the cage often quiets them down) In addition to being very social and playful creatures, they are also high reproductive. Unless you keep the males and females separate you can come to except lots of babies, just be sure to manage and monitor closely so you don’t end up with more than you can handle.
I’ve heard that they can talk and can be trainer to say many words, but we have not yet had this experience with ours. Over all these parakeets are fun, dynamic, and highly entertaining. I could spend hours watching them interact.