Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jan 23, 2016
My grandfather, who's a deep, profound love for birds, convinced me to own a budgerigar. He offered me a male, young one, with a bright vivid celestial blue color. It reminded me of «Albiceleste» - the Argentinian flag colors - which led me to call him Crespo, in honor of the great South American soccer player Hernan Crespo.
We lived together for four years, with him singing, shouting, as soon as daylight shined. I've tried to get close to him time and time again, but he always seemed scared of any kind of human contact - which, for me, is a major let down when it comes to petting. Easy to feed, not so easy to clean and maintain, but a good company if you are not particularly fond of needy, interactive animals. Most of the times, Crespo, to my frustration, was much more of an ornamental element rather than a real pet.