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Dali

Budgerigar

Overall satisfaction

5/5

Acquired: Pet store

Gender: Male

Appearance

5/5

Friendly with owner

5/5

Friendly with family

5/5

Trainability

4/5

ActivityLevel

4/5

Song-vocal quality

2/5

Mimics sounds-words

1/5

Health

2/5

Easy to feed

5/5

Easy to clean and maintain habitat

4/5

Dali, a gentle and curious blue beauty

By

Louisiana, United States

Posted Jun 30, 2012

Dali was my second Budgie, and he was a kind, gentle bird who was active and curious. However, because I already had another Budgie, then I didn't spend any real time trying to teach Dali how to speak -- which meant that it's my fault that Dali became a quiet bird who did not learn how to talk. If you want a talking Budgie, you must get a young one and spend the time, every day, while the "speech" part of their brain is developing. This little blue piece of the sky was as sharp as a tack. I had no trouble training him to come to me or to play on me, and he was also patient, if curious, with some of the smaller birds like Zebra Finches when I had him in a large mixed flight. He also became friends with my other Budgie, Picasso, almost right away, without any of the sibling rivalry (from either bird) that you would have to plan for with the larger parrots. Beautiful, easy to get along with, easy to teach...my only disappointment was that, as a pet store Budgie, he was a bit on the small side, and I wonder if that's why he passed, very unexpectedly, younger than I expected.

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