Iris and I don`t come to humans just for the heck of it, but Iris is quite happy to hop onto an arm if millet is involved! I am more hesitant but I will get there eventually! My foster parent believes that I can be trained up with some work. There are lots of other birds in my foster home, especially a bunch of cockatiels. When my foster parent tries to work with a cockatiel with some millet, I do pay attention!
We are in a GREAT flight cage, nearly 6` long, ~3` high, & 2` deep. We can really get some good flights inside, but honestly, we REALLY like being out and flying free. We are pretty well behaved. We are not noisy, but do talk at low volume between ourselves a lot, typical budgie sounds...it’s kind of a background buzz at times.
We are pretty chill and seem to get used to everything fairly easily. We don`t care about barking dogs, or the vacuum noise, or the TV sounds. A broom, on the other hand, gets us super excited – probably the long stick that does it. When a foster parent coughs or sneezes, we so silent! – for about 10 seconds.
We (and all!) budgies are great entertainment. We don’t stay long in any one place, but zip around here to there and are constantly fun to watch. We entertain ourselves are are not “needy” like some parrots. We are entertaining and rewarding when you work with us for personal interaction. We are just plain fun to have around!
Wouldn`t we be a good fit for 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.