Alice F

Bird ID: 7291
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Died on 2022-07-18
Hi, I`m Alice, a girl budgie who came to Mickaboo from an aviary rescue in March 2022. My flock mates and I all went immediately to the vet due to several beak and cere issues. I passed my vet checkup and am now in a foster home. I`m missing tail feathers, so not a good flyer. I need to be misted daily to help clean out my nose and sinuses, but this doesn`t slow me down!

I`m currently housed with my budgie pal Chessy. We are both very hand shy and will hop to the top perches when our foster mom cleans our cage and feeds us. We get veggies every day, but we don`t eat them! Sometimes our foster parent covers our Nutri-An cakes with lettuce or kale, but we are smart - we remove it to get to the good stuff!

I have a scar on her cere from a healed wound. I like to be near a mirror, and neither of us have figured out that toys are for playing - we never had any when we were young and haven`t made that connection yet.

I would love a forever home, if you can!

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.