Posted Dec 29, 2011
Over the years I have owned quite a few of these beautiful pets, one male, Mickey, who was absolutely the most friendly and affectionate, not to mention the fact he lived much longer than the others, and various females. While Mickey stayed strong and healty for many years, his female companions tended to get sick easily and lived much shorter. However, I have experienced that these birds tend to be very friendly, sing continuously (especially in spring) and love to hang out outside their cage, often seeking human contact. They do not require excessive care, but if you own more pets at the same time you will need to clean their cage more often. Reccomended for everyone who wishes a beautiful, talkative and affectionate bird, but definitely not for those willing to leave it in its cage all the time. I would reccomend breeding at least two birds at the same time (male and female if possible) because if left alone they might suffer from solitude and in some cases even hurt themselves.