Acquired: Pet store,
Worked with pet (didn’t own)
Washington, United States
Posted Aug 26, 2009
I have owned budgies since I was 8 years old. I love budgies! They are very amusing and very cute. If you keep them alone, they can learn to speak very well. They are adorable and amazingly charming. Also, they are a great bird for the beginning breeder, as they are possibly the best parents of any domesticated bird.
The downside is, they make a good bit of noise and they can be messy. Also, they don't have the longest life spans. Average is 5-7 years, potential is 19 years.
Overall, these are some of the best birds you can work with. I highly recommend them as pets for not only the first-time owner, but well experienced owners also. Budgies are some of the best animals on the planet.