i love this bird
I really love this bird
April 2, 2014
King of the Cage
When I was a little girl I had a green budgie (parakeet) just like the one pictured. I don't remember if he died or if my mom sold him, but I knew someday I would get another one. Well, last August I had enough money saved to be able to purchase one. I named him Spock, and he was very shy in the beginning. I tried to hand tame him, but in trying to do so I learned how little time I had to devote to him. Which saddened me. It would have been nice to have a tame bird but I wanted him happy, my happiness wasn't as important. So now I have four budgies in total. Each have their own distinctive personality. All boys, all rambunctious. Spock is ten times happier than he was. He has such an attitude, like he knows he was here first and reminds the other three. They get along just fine though, little arguments here and there but nothing severe.
When purchasing a budgie be prepared for a lot of work. You will be cleaning seeds off the floor, vacuuming a lot. They require out of the cage time. I open the cage and off they fly around my room, chill on/in their cage for a few hours. Give them treats sparingly, don't want chubby/unhealthy birds. Switch around their toys keep them stimulated. They don't require bathes but do enjoy them. Watching them bathe is fun. They are delicate and scare easily so be very soft and slow around them. Also, they love to chew on paper, I have a poster with bird bites in it to prove that. So I give them bits of paper to chew on, they LOVE it.
Something to help you out if you're looking for a certain gender. Look at the cere (The thing on top of their beak).
BOY: Majority of the time they have blue, violet, & blue-violet cere. If they are albino, it's a huge guess. Also watch them, boy budgies love to chatter and bob their heads a lot.
GIRL: Majority of the time they have brown, white, & pink cere. They are known to "yell" chirp. Territorial as well.
Also, a cere may start out with a violet/blue/pink look, so it could be either boy or girl.
March 22, 2014