Bird ID: 7176
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Adopted on 2021-12-27
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Hi, I&bt;m Bubbles! I&bt;m an young budgie who has finally shown that I&bt;m a girl! I came to Mickaboo in January 2021 as a surrender to a vet&bt;s office. I had a broken shoulder bone and sadly I cannot fly well. But that doesn&bt;t stop me from clambering all over the cage I share with a couple other foster budgies and doing "cannonballs" into my water bowl. My foster mom says I&bt;m *really* cute and she doesn&bt;t understand why someone hasn&bt;t snatched me up! I am VERY interested in being outside the cage and interacting with my people. With a lot of patience, I&bt;ll eat millet from a hand. I am still unsure about perching on a finger but I&bt;m ok with my people gently cupping me in a "hand cave" as long as I can turn around. I&bt;ll willingly hop into the cage from there when outside play time is over. If the hand thing gets too much for me, I&bt;ll gently nibble on a finger. That means draw back a bit! Because I&bt;m not a good flyer, my people put a ladder from inside the cage to outside touching the floor so that I can climb up to the cage after play time. But I&bt;m a spunky girl and often choose to leap up to the door. I also enjoy digging. A lot. I will dig and dig into the pellet bowl and then hop to the cage bottom and go into "pigeon mode," foraging for the scattered pellets. You&bt;ll need to be careful with me and other animals, as I seem to be fearless of dogs and once came hurtling out of the cage to land on the dog&bt;s head. Luckily this was a service dog, so no danger, but you&bt;ll need to be aware of and careful with me and my risk-taking! I bet you could fall in love with me as quickly as my foster mom did, and maybe even get me to take that daring step onto your millet-filled hand! Maybe at YOUR forever home? You can see me in action and learn more about in my feature in Mickaboo&bt;s March 2021 adoption fair: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tEwRPPibZe4
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.