Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 13, 2015
Our family had two budgies from my middle to high school years. They're really social birds, and before we got a second one, the first, Klaus, had a tendency to get lonely while no one was home. They were really easy to take care of, from cleaning the cage to being friendly with calm adults (little kids had a tendency to be too excited and stress them out). We had a pretty large cage for them, but they spent most of the time outside of the cage, either perched on a bar on top, wandering around, or perched on someone's shoulder. Klaus (one of the budgies) nipped my younger brother once when he was petting her and the doorbell rang, but otherwise they were very gentle, and made wonderful pets for a family with three boys. We would wheel their cage outside to spend time on the deck when the weather was nice. They loved seeing the other birds outside, and the squirrels. When we had dinner parties with lots of people, they would sometimes get stressed out, and we'd drape a light sheet over them so people would leave them alone, especially kids who had a tendency to poke their fingers into the cage to try to touch them.
It was pretty easy to find the food they needed, and they loved snacks! We would cut up berries and bits of broccoli to feed them.
Having the two budgies was a wonderful experience for our family, and we were all horribly upset when Klaus, and Imogene soon after, both passed away.