Posted Jan 29, 2016
Budgie parakeets are a unique experience, and suitable for anyone who likes a small pet with moderate interaction.
I received Lola, my female budgie, from a friend in 2011.
She died in 2015, and I'll miss her always.
She was never trained to socialize well with humans. I found it almost impossible to bond closely and physically interact with her.
I did by best, though, and bought her a large cage and lots to play with.
I made sure she had time outside of the cage, too.
Later, I found her a friend. I felt like she needed one.
Over time I had 4 budgies--Roxxanne, Ralphie, Leo, and Lola-- and they were very happy when together.
They each had incredibly different personalities, and would sing and play all day.
Budgies are capable of handling if trained early, and received from an ethical breeding source. Generally, pet stores are the worst place to buy them in my opinion.
They require a combination of seed and fresh foods. The options are endless, and relatively affordable. Especially if you search online.
They need a quality cage and toys, and time outside the cage in a small area.
My budgies loved to sit outside in the cage, but make sure the weather is warm enough.
In addition to that, small birds are very sensitive to temperature, chemicals, and cooking. They need lots of light, and security during darkness. Mine liked the soft, hanging, beds.
Be thoughtful where the cage is placed.. too much noise or cold temperatures can upset them.
They can be awesome, vibrant, and social pets with the right family.
Considering their specific needs is the important thing.