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Sapphire

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

4.5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: N/A

Appearance

3/5

Friendly with owner

3/5

Friendly with family

3/5

Trainability

2/5

ActivityLevel

3/5

Song-vocal quality

3/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

3/5

Easy to feed

4/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

3/5

Budgerigar (Small Parakeets)

By

United States

Posted Jan 22, 2016

I had a female for a couple of years, and I'd take her out of the cage to let her roam freely around my house-with supervision of course. Never let them roam alone, and be sure they're not nervous, because they could injure themselves. Even though I did this with my bird, I wouldn't recommend this for everyone, it can be quite dangerous if the bird isn't emotionally stable or well trained.
Be careful and make sure the environment is 100% bird proof. Keep in mind, they will leave droppings when they fly! While she was a generally nice bird, she was nervous around strangers, and mean to another male parakeet I bought. I put the male and female in the same cage, and they fought. So if you get two or more of these birds, put them in separate cages and let them get used to each other first. After this "technique" they became inseparable! So cute! As far as feeding and maintaining their habitats...even though they don't make a big mess, it can get big if you're not consistent with cleaning. Their feathers do end up everywhere, and for grooming I used a spray bottle with warm water, and the cuties did the rest-fluff and puff! I do recommend socialization with people and other birds so they can be well-rounded.

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