Hi, I`m Pickle, a cute little guy who came to Mickaboo in August 2020 via the Sacramento shelter. I am happily sharing a cage with my foster flock!
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.
Wouldn`t I be a sweet addition to 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.