Acquired: Pet store
Cocoa Beach, Florida, United States
Posted Apr 25, 2012
The budgie is a wonderful small bird, whether you are a first time bird owner or an expert.
One thing I love in particular about the budgie is that they can be taught to become quite the little chatterboxes! I've been told males are easier to train to speak than females. Tommy learned hundreds of phrases, everything from "Hello pretty bird" to "I want pizza". He even learned some things on his own just from listening to us around the house ("Here kitty, kitty"). Of course, this also meant he would sometimes go on talking tirades for long periods of time!
Budgies are playful and ours had a few favorite toys. He also enjoyed time out of the cage, even if it was just sitting on your shoulder. As a small species of bird, caring for and cleaning it isn't difficult at all. Budgies also come in several colors so there is plenty of variety.
If you are looking for a talkative bird that is small and easy to care for, the budgie is the perfect choice!