Skye

Bird ID: 6901
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Died on 2021-02-14
Hi, I`m Skye, and I`m a brave little guy. I was surrendered with my pals Cloud, Banana, and Shadow by someone who couldn`t take care of us anymore. We are definitely a flock and need to stay together. We rely on each other, and even though there are multiple food bowls in our cage, we all eat together at a large food tray that *almost* fits all four of us. Watching us maneuver for space on that one tray is daily entertainment for our foster family! We came to Mickaboo eating only seed (boo for our health!) and have already made a full transition to Rowdy Bush pellets! We love broccoli, spinach, celery, brussels sprouts, carrot strips, strawberries & pineapple. We have ignored the bath bowl but mostly enjoy spritzes with the spray bottle.

When we came to our new foster home, I was the first one to venture into our new cage and investigate all of the new things inside. I wanted to try all of the new foods, and everyone else quickly followed my example. I`m not finger tame but I am not too scared when fingers touch the cage, so long as you move slowly! My foster mom thinks that I could eventually be comfortable enough with hands to hop onto them or at least accept food handed to me. We are fine with dogs who don`t get too close and who scavenge the seeds scattered around our cage. Our little flock would love a forever home together - might you be able to bring us 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.