Posted May 26, 2015
I've had a few parakeets over the years and they are great little birds to have. They can be very social if they are lone birds, so if you spend the time with them they are trainable. Mine used to make all kinds of special chirps that I taught her. She would greet me often when I got home and woke up in the morning. Her wings were clipped when we got her so I could train her to fly in the house. It didn't take long and she quickly became part of the family. She would sit in her cage until she decided to come hang out with us and then land on your shoulder. I've never been able to train a bird to go in the cage exclusively but I heard it can be done. I used to feed her crackers and animal crackers. She also loved fruit such as apples. Keets love toys and love to play. They also adore mirrors because they think it's another bird so they will sit by it and sing to it...even feed it sometimes! Keets are hardy and live very long if taken care of. The only thing mine were ever prone too was catching colds. you need to cover them at night and keep them away from drafty windows. Otherwise, they are fabulous low maintenance and fun birds to share your home with!