Edison, New Jersey, United States
Posted Oct 20, 2016
I’ve actually owned three parakeets in my time. We actually got our first parakeet by accident. I had an outdoor cat and she actually caught it in her mouth. We were able to take the bird from her and begin to heal him. He was okay, a few bite wounds but he healed fairly quickly. He was a sweet bird. He didn’t chirp that often and enjoyed looking at himself in the mirror. He only lived a few years. We got out other two parakeets from a friend. She was no longer able to take care of them. These two birds were sweet as well. They didn’t bite you and would happily go on your finger. Parakeets are easy to clean up, as long as you have some newspaper at the bottom. They tend to be a little on the messier side. They like to push around their food, so some of it will get on your floor. But parakeets aren’t loud chirpers and are overall, very easy to take to care of. If you have a child that wants a pet, a parakeet would be a great first-time pet to get.