Acquired: Pet store
Posted Nov 13, 2015
My bird loved to play with bells and look at herself in the mirror. She liked to lick the mirror as well and tear her rope toys to shreds... These birds can be territorial so whenever me or a family member went up to her cage she would be alert and had the tendency to bite. Cleaning the cage was easy. I cleaned it at least once a week, and used a special kind of sandpaper to line the bottom. Newspaper might have worked, but my bird liked to chew and eat the paper. I didn't want her to get sick so I switched to sandpaper. I changed her water everyday, and fed her various types of birdseed. Sometimes I would wedge a piece of fruit between the bars and she would nibble on it throughout the day. Letting her out of the cage was possible, but I would recommend a professional wing clipping. She got spooked easily, and one time when I was cleaning the cage, she escaped. It was quite an adventure trying to get her back! She was never too noisy and her tweets were cute, but high-pitched. I loved having her, and she was very low maintenance. I wish I had learned the experience to train her better and let her out of the cage more, but she was still happy. These are beautiful, petite, birds and I think they make great pets.