Hi, I`m Opie, a turquoise & yellow boy budgie who came to Mickaboo from a large aviary surrender in April 2022. People are not in my comfort zone, I spent my entire life before Mickaboo saved me in an overcrowded aviary with a diet of only inexpensive seed.
I may or may not be pictured in the photo, there`s sadly a lot of aviary budgies currently being fostered by Mickaboo volunteers, and it`s difficult to take a photo of only one!
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.