Bird ID: 6393
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Adopted on 2020-07-02
Hi, my name is Elsie. I came to the shelter stuck to a glue trap. Can you imagine that? The nice people used mineral oil to unstick me. Ouch! I lost some feathers in that process, but I am all well now, as you can see in my glamour photo! I`m a stubborn little gal, and when I came to the shelter, I only would eat millet, which of course should only be a treat, not my full diet! In just a week, I graduated from millet to seeds, which is a little better than millet, but still not a great diet! Now she is tricking me by mixing the seeds with pellets. Huh, who knew? Those pellets taste pretty good too! I sure could use a forever home...will YOU be the perfect person for me?
In nature, parakeets (budgerigars) live in large flocks. A single bird in a cage spends much of his/her life being lonely because humans have things they must do that take them away. We therefore will only adopt a single parakeet to a household if there is already at least one parakeet living there. Otherwise, parakeets must be adopted in groups of two or more.