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Kiwi

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Female

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

5/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

5/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

5/5

Easy to Train Bird

By

United States

Posted Apr 30, 2015

Kiwi passed away in December of 2014, shortly before Christmas. So when I got a new parakeet soon after, the remaining parakeet Selene is social and likes company, I quickly appreciated how easy it was to train him (use him pronouns to tell the difference quickly between him and Selene as I'm not fully sure of their genders).

I got Kiwi to keep Selene company as I wasn't there all the time. I didn't name him after the fruit or the bird, but a Maroon 5 song.

The stepping onto the finger thing is something he picked up on instantly. It was when Kiwi arrived that Selene quickly picked up the trick. He not only taught her how to do that but also what she thought was a perch was really a treat. Kiwi was very intelligent and tended to pick up on things quickly. Selene and the new bird Loki are nearly impossible by comparison.

Though it was Selene who was the one who figured out how to break out of their old cage twice.

Selene picked on Kiwi when he was younger so when he grew up...let's just say that he ruled that cage. He adored hanging upside down above Selene, a trick the slightly older parakeet has never figured out.

The day Kiwi died both birds were very quiet. I thought that I was having one lucky day. Still feel guilty for not realizing something was wrong. He's now buried in my dad's backyard.

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