Hi there! I`m Missy, a sweet little girl budgie who came to Mickaboo this year when a good samaritan found me and dropped me off at the San Francisco shelter. I am sporting beautiful budgie colors from yellow, green and turquoise. I am missing all toes on my left foot but that doesn`t keep me from perching, climbing, flying, and being happy. I spend equal time on my flat perch, dowel perch, and rope perch.
I am ok at flying; I`m in a small room and I go slowly, sometimes making 4 laps as I circles down to the floor. I like to spend a lot of time just being chill with my foster mom`s daughter, sitting on the desk or bed. I`m small but mighty! I`ve escaped out of my cage a couple of times just by pushing up the doors (which are now pinched shut with binder clips). I can walk across grate at the cage bottom, but I`m not so great at landing on the grate, so my foster mom added a cardboard piece for me to land on.
My foster family is working hard to convert me to pellets from the all-seed diet I came in with. It`s rough going! My foster mom relented the first day; because I was so frantic for food, I fell asleep while eating millet at the end of the day. So far what works is pellets moistened and mashed with seed. They keep sticking these pretty green things in my cage but I`m stubborn and haven`t been impressed with trying to eat those yet!.
And, saving the best for last, I am very tame! I like my beak and head being scratched and I also step up. When I`m perched on hands, my foster mom says she can feel my very short toes squeezing a grip.
Since I am still in quarantine, I can only hear the other budgies in the household. So I am very lonely right now! I`d sure love to go to a home with another budgie or budgies. Wouldn`t YOUR forever home be perfect for a friendly gal like me? Pretty please?
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.