Posted Nov 05, 2015
I have lived with blue for almost 3 years now. One of the things that first excited me about budgies was there vibrant colours and obvious personalities. I remember laughing at the neighbours budgies as a child and since then, Blue has made me laugh many times. Budgerigars are a small species of parrot that wont take up much room but don’t let that fool you in to think they will be unobtrusive. Believe me when I say these things can shout!. Although sometimes budgies do produce some of the most beautiful sounds ever, I found that they do have a tendency to squeal which is an unpleasant noise to say the least. Training Blue was a piece of cake. It took less than a 2 weeks to get him to step on to my finger and a few weeks after that I could confidently let him out the cage knowing he wouldn’t fly away. There diet is quite simple, seeds and the occasional vegetable. I have never had a situation in which my budgie lost his appetite. Another thing to take into consideration however is maintenance. When Blue decides to flap around in his cage all hell breaks loss with seed and feather remnants flying everywhere making it a chore to clean up. All in all though I would definitely not let that put you off if you are considering giving a budgie a home. They are full of character and will have you smiling when you least expect it!