Acquired: Pet store
Posted May 20, 2015
My budgie was the first bird I ever raised by myself, and was a very happy experience for me. They are easy to care for and require only a small birdcage which doesn't take up much space.
Smurf (my budgie) was very affectionate. He loved to ride on my shoulder as I walked around the house. He was also a very quiet bird, so I would recommend them to anyone who likes birds, but not their noise.
Their talons and wings do need to be trimmed regularly, and as these can be dangerous to the bird if done incorrectly, make sure you or someone you know can take care of it before you get a budgie.