Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Mar 19, 2015
Skyblue was a blue parakeet purchased from a breeder when he was about 4 months old. He was extremely friendly. It only took a few days of patience to try him to sit on my hand. This little bugie was so fun to be around!
Skyblue had an incredible vocabulary of about 100 words. He was trained to fly freely indoors and out; he would return to my shoulder with a certain whistling sound. When outside of his cage, he would only go to the bathroom at his cage; if he was in a room away from his cage, he would call out, "toilet." This call allowed me to open the door so he could get to his cage.
Skyblue was very small and loved to walk on the floor so we had to be really careful at all times making sure we knew where he was.
He lived for about 9 years. He was healthy the whole time with no issues. Definitely one of the best experiences I've ever had with a pet.