Masha F

Bird ID: 7100
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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Hi, I`m Masha. I came to Mickaboo in September 2021 with my pal Johnny due to changes in my owner`s life. We were separated due to hormonal changes, and I have become a strong, independent girl.

I am centrally located at my foster home, and I love to watch what my foster folk are doing. If my foster parent isn`t quick enough at feeding time, I will let her know by chirping loudly. I will allow hands near me without panic, but I don`t step up. Occasionally if will give a finger a gentle little peck, so there`s always hope!

I do enjoy toys, I have one that is made up of interconnected rings that I love to attack & shake and practically climb through. My cage is beside another with more foster female budgies. I like checking them out and we all chirp back and forth. When they were still in the quarantine room, I enjoyed watching my foster folk work jigsaw puzzles on the other side of the table. Reaching arms and walking folk didn`t bother me at all.

I am eating healthy pellets, and since I came in on an unhealthy all-seed diet, that`s a good thing! My foster parent provides a daily bowl of assorted greens, and I check them out, but since Johnny left, I`m not as good about eating them! My foster mom pushes seeds into broccoli to encourage me to try it, but I throw the greens out to get to the seeds. Still, I`m definitely a healthier budgie than when I got here! And a happy one, since I also love the occasional piece of millet I get for a treat.

Check out my video from a Mickaboo virtual adoption fair!

Don`t you think I would be cute in 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.