A couple of days ago, i bought an albino budgie! At first, he was a little shy, but just one day after i purchased him, he was a confident and playful little bird! I could not have asked for a better bird. He is amazing, and way better than any other bird i have had in the past. Birds are my passion, and i have hight standards for birds, but most of the bird sold at petsmart are way past my expectations! I hope that anybody wanting to buy a bird, buys a budgie because although they do require fresh food and water daily, they are very low maintenance, and are very friends if trained properly. I hope this review is of some help to anybody that may want to purchase a parakeet.
April 9, 2014
My Two Laid Back Guys
I added my two fancy parakeets to my cage at the beginning of December of last year. They are practically settled in. My blue-grey one, Sherlock, is coming out of his shell quite nicely. He's very easy going. While my white one, Rumplestiltskin, is still a little jumpy/shy. He's slowly coming around, I'm patient. They both get along fine with my other two I have. They're called fancy because they're colors don't fall in the category of blue or green.
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