Acquired: Pet store
Posted Mar 30, 2015
I dont remember much anymore about my Budgie as it was some time ago it passed away, but it was a cherished family bird. It had a lovable nature and although it was shy and a bit reserved it still enjoyed company and would return the affection it got in return, after a year or so. It was a bit cowardly and it seemed to not like being captive from time to time, but it generally had a very loyal stance and seemed to appreciate when you cared for it intensely.
It got pretty old, but unfortunately signs of its age started to show quite early on. Weird episodes of irrational behaviour, one being where it flew into a warm frying pan while being outside of its cage, was commonstance after a while and it became more and more reserved the older it got. Probably it was just tired and less energetic than it was when it was young and virile, but still.
My view of a budgie is that it's fitting for someone that wants a relatively independent bird that is quiet, loyal and loves company.
Negatives would be that it's prone to aging prematurely and that it can become rebellious with a free spirit, as well as being rather plain and unable to perform great feats like mimicing or general tricks.