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Rainbow

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

4.25/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Male

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

4/5

Friendly with family

2/5

Trainability

2/5

ActivityLevel

5/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

2/5

Health

4/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

2/5

My Budgie was the Most Lovable Mess

By

Maryland, United States

Posted May 19, 2015

I owned a yellow-faced budgie throughout my childhood and into my teens. I was at first delighted with him for the simple reason that he was a pet, and my pet, and a loud one at that. As I grew older, I appreciated my bird's enthusiasm and friendliness. It was easy to tell his mood; he puffed up when happy and seemed to suck in his feathers when frightened. He was excited to talk back and forth with me, though I could never train him to mimic. I only had one bird, though if I were to own another budgie, I would likely bring more home to ensure the social animals would have companionship. My bird was friendly, but prone to biting the noses of strangers who leaned too close to his cage, and as most other feathered pets are, he was a very messy housemate. Despite his penchant for dragging his food and water dishes to the edge of his cage and dumping them on the floor, overall my experience as the owner of a budgie was overwhelmingly positive. I would recommend the species for even young or inexperienced pet owners, provided they are willing to put in time for the bird's cleaning, training, and social needs.

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