Posted Apr 11, 2016
Budgies that are active can be a lot of fun for kids. Having a budgie that listens and mimics voices and has a pleasant song is best. When accepting a re-homed budgie, it is important to ask the previous owner how old the budgie is approximately. It is also important to meet with the pet to get to know each other prior to the transfer, where possible. The issue with this budgie was that it was already quite a number of years old when we received it and it had not been trained or paid much attention by the previous owner. As a result of this, our effort s to train him were in vain and he actually passed away just one year after we started owning him. Sadly, one year was not long enough to develop a great connection with him, especially as he was not overly friendly due to being left on his own inside of his cage quite regularly with his previous owner. I would definitely re-consider gifting a re-homed budgie to children as a younger budgie may have more energy, be more easily trained and would have a longer life for children to enjoy.