Acquired: Pet store
Posted Oct 01, 2016
I used to have this little blue and white parakeet named Chippy. I don't know how intelligent he was, in fact I think he was kinda dumb, but he took to training easily. I taught him to sit on my head while I walked around and did stuff around the house.
Pippy was a crazy friendly bird, he seemed to love everyone and everything. He'd fly up and greet new people, new pets, and even new furniture. And boy, he could NOT carry a tune. I genuinely think that poor bird was tone deaf. He would hear something come on TV, mainly the Andy Griffith show theme, and he'd TRY to whistle along. The key word here is definitely "try". It came out all warbled and off key, like he wasn't even paying attention.
Despite his lack of singing prowess, Chippy was a kind and sweet birdy and because of my experience with him, I would HIGHLY recommend anyone thinking about getting a bird to consider the simple Parakeet.