Acquired: Pet store
Posted Jan 09, 2016
I have personally owned a lot of budgies in my lifetime, I think the most I've owned one was 7 years. His name was blue and as I know he is still alive today in 2016. Budgies are a great pet to have, they sing and are super friendly. They require a bit of work in cleaning, My budgies would always wreck the paper we put under the cage which resorted to constant washing and not leaving paper there any more.
The birds weren't smelly, and they were great, down side is, some of them get smart and figure out ways to get out of the cage like 3 of mine did. In my personal opinion I would always say that budgies are the best pets to own and they can be fun for children as well, their life spans can be extremely long depending on how they are raised and fed.