Posted Feb 28, 2015
Australian Budgerigar was my first pet. I had four pairs of Budgerigars kept in a spacious cage. They were sharp and highly active. They loved to play with fruits kept in their cage. Specifically, they liked to crush Styrofoam pieces and scatter it all over the cage floor. It was their game. Though Budgerigars are playful and intelligent, but cooperation and adaptation can't be expected from them in the first place. Owner has to put efforts to make them fit in a certain habitat.
Parrots respond in a different manner than cats and dogs which have been bred repeatedly in history as pets. They behave as they behave in the wild. So, we need to interact with them differently. My Budgerigars lacked intuitiveness and also showed only a little affection towards their owner.
Based on my own experience, I would advise to keep a constant check on any kind of violent behavior. Naturally aggressive Budgerigars tend to harm others and even try to kill a fellow (as one of my Budgerigars was hardly saved). Aggression can be figured out if your parrot tends to get into fight with others, chase another parrot around the cage or attack others randomly.