Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jun 15, 2015
Excellent first time pet/family pet! These birds are very friendly and have a beautiful coat. They tend to bite at first, but this is easily taught as bad behavior from the flick of their beak. (Regardless, it doesn't hurt much). From my experience, they don't make much noise- maybe a few peeps every now and then if they are kept alone. More than one bird in a cage, however, can become quite annoying, as they are constantly chirping at one another. They are very active and love to fly around. I always clip their wings so they can't fly too far away. Clean up is pretty easy; just keep sandpaper on the bottom and change the sandpaper every few weeks! The only downfall is their relatively short lifespan. I purchased all of mine at different times from the pet store, and they all died with about 2-3 years. However, my friend has 3 parakeets that live together in a cage and have lived for about 10, so that has something to do with it. Overall a friendly and easy pet!