Dandelion F

Bird ID: 7037
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Health Status: Healthy
Good with Children: Unknown
Well Socialized: Unknown
Currently in Foster Care
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Hello! I`m Dandelion, a six-year-old lady bird with a lot of spunk and a sweet tweet. My owner couldn`t care for me anymore, so my foster mom took me in in July 2021.

Although I was confused and nervous at first, I`m enjoying my foster home -- especially my big cage, which is more than twice as large as the one I lived in for six years. For a few years, I had a mate in that cage, but we battled all the time, and he died. Mickaboo folks suspect it`s because our cage was so small. Now I happily live in a little foster flock in a big foster cage!

I eat a quality budgie mix supplemented with chia, quinoa, flax, celery seeds, sichuan peppercorns, fennel seeds, and dried herbs (dill, oregano, basil, parsley, cilantro, thyme, tarragon). I also get human-grade freeze-dried fruits & veggies (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, apples, mango, bananas, corn, bell pepper). I get fresh veggies & fruits on days when my foster parent is home to remove leftovers before they spoil (grated carrot, fresh organic herbs, peas, green beans). Of course, she isn`t sure all the flock eats this stuff, but some of it is always eaten.

My surrenderer said that I bit, but I`ve been friendly to my foster mom. I step up briefly, then jump off, and back on ... and off. I`m going to be a good pet for someone with a gentle touch and patience to help build my courage. Maybe I`d be a good fit for YOUR forever home?

You can check out my video from a Mickaboo Adoption Fair here.


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.