Hi, I`m Poppy. I came to Mickaboo in March 2022 when my parent had to surrender me and my flock due to her own health issues.
My best friend is Dandelion. We love to preen and feed each other. I am more adventurous and will fly into the other room to check out my foster people. Sometimes Dan comes with me, sometimes not. We both gets lots of flight time in our foster home so we are pretty happy budgies!
I am fine with people, but don`t seek them out to sit on shoulders or anything like that. We do like being in the room with people and other birds, though. I am quite motivated by millet, and will fairly easily land on an arm or hand to get some.
Maybe you`d like to take me - and Dandylion? - to your forever home? I promise we`ll keep you entertained!
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.