Acquired: Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Posted May 20, 2015
Now I've never owned a Budgie due to my partner being afraid of birds, but I've been wanting a Budgie for over two years now. They are such awesome birds! My friend has one herself and I think I just go over her house now just to play with her bird Darwin! They're well known for their personality. They have moods (which can be good and bad) and have little bouts of emotion. Their color is remarkable as well!
They're smaller than your average avian friend, so be careful when they're out of the cage (which I recommend you do) and if you let them fly. They can also mimic sounds which is adorable, Darwin can imitate the sound of a dripping faucet and do the old cartoon-y cat call whistle!
Give them a rounded diet, don't just feed them seeds cause they can get backed up. Darwin loves berries, especially strawberries, and the mess it makes on his beak just adds to how cute it is.
Don't just adopt a budgie because they're cute though. As with all birds, you have to SERIOUSLY take into consideration their life span. It makes me so sad seeing old birds at rescues because owners didn't really acknowledge the fact that they live for 15-20 years, maybe even more. If you do want a bird, especially if you're a first-time owner, I recommend a Budgie. You won't regret it!