Hi, I`m MacGregor, a little guy budgie who was rescued from an aviary situation and came to Mickaboo in March 2020 with several guy pals when our owner could no longer care for us.
I eat a diet of seeds in the morning and pellets in the afternoon. I`m not too into fruits but I will eat lettuce if you leave it in the food bowl. I am not quite hand-tame but very food motivated, which means I could be easy to train. With some time and patience I could grow more accustomed to being held. I think I`d do great with responsible kids and first-time bird adopters.
In the time I have been in foster home, I have made great progress in learning about you humans. The vacuum cleaner no longer makes me jump. I have learned that food in a human`s hands is as tasty as from the dish. It takes me a minute or two to get my nerve up to jump on the hand but I eat with vigor once I make the move. I no longer bite the hand that is holding me.
With time and patience I could become a sweet tame bird friend. Maybe you have the patience to help me when I join your forever home?
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.