Hi, I`m Thistle. I came to Mickaboo in March 2022 because my parent had to surrender me and my flock due to her own health issues.
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 pay attention too. I live in a GREAT flight cage, nearly 6` long, ~3` high, & 2` deep. I REALLY like being out of the cage, along with all the other fosters. Of course, budgies are not super noisy, but do talk at low volume between ourselves a lot, typical budgie sounds...it’s kind of a background buzz.
We are all 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!
My best friend is Violet, and we love to preen and feed each other, so it would be great if we could stay together. 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.