Jonah M

Bird ID: 6724
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Died on 2022-01-09
Hi, I`m Jonah. I am a sad little budgie who has survived great hardships. I am the only remaining survivor of a budgie flock that sadly shared a cage for awhile with our deceased brethren when our person could no longer care for us (or themselves). When I got to an experienced Mickaboo foster home, I was very nervous, wouldn`t eat any of the healthy treats waiting for us, fluttered wildly and freaked out when a person entered the room. But my foster is very patient and prevailed in the end! In desperation, she sat next to the cage and started talking. Curiousity won and I came to sit nearby, watching and squeaking. When she started whistling, I ran over to the food dish and started eating ravenously! As long as she kept whistling, I kept eating! If she stopped whistling, I had to stop eating and watch carefully. In just a little while, I realized I was finally safe and eating on my own! When released into a typical HQ flight cage I went kinda berserk, flying back and forth, up and down, over and over, squealing excitedly. Our foster mom thinks I had never been able to fly before! Isn`t that sad? The vet says I`m a good weight, eating well, and have discovered swings. Who knew how wonderful life would be?! Wouldn`t you love to take me to your forever home and show me the love I`ve been missing all my little life?!
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.