Hi, I`m Faiga, part of a group of 6 budgies that was allowed to breed unchecked and then all surrendered to Mickaboo in January 2020. I`m a typical, sweet little budgie girl who would certainly make your home sound sweeter and more joy-filled.
I am not tame as in I`ll jump on your finger, but I won`t freak out people come around and I will come for food! I eat a mixture of pellets and seeds and LOVE veggies such as sprouted greens, lettuce, and wheatgrass. I also love scrambled eggs! Our foster parent gives us those about once a week, and believe it or not, McDonald`s scrambled eggs are the favorite and we go CRAZY for them! I`m not too fond of bananas, though. Sometimes our foster parent will put small potted plants of herbs, grasses, and sprouts in our cage. We all love this as well.
I am not really into baths. When we get sprouted greens, our foster parent might put greens in the bath. We also get misted with water.
I and my flock mates are peaceful budgies and enjoyable to have around. I - or a few of us! - would be a great addition to someone wanting to just enjoy watching a flock of budgies have fun. Each of us has a distinct personality that is as large or larger than other parrot-type birds, but without the screaming and demands of a larger pet bird. It is really fun watching all of these little birds interacting with each other. We are a great stress reducer and a good alternative for someone who wants a pet bird and lives somewhere where noise levels need to be lower than a scream. Thank you for considering me for your forever home!
And please don`t breed your birds, there are so many of us who are lonely and looking for forever homes.
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.