Hi, I`m Benjamin, a strapping, young alpha male. I have a ton of energy and curiosity. I am fairly bold when confronted with something new, quickly venturing over to check the new item out. I am a really good example for a shyer bird like my fellow foster, who follows me around. <\p>
However, my energy and curiosity means I can easily get bored and that I need a good amount of time to fly around outside of the cage. If I DO get bored, I start chasing my shy foster buddy around the cage and picking on him a bit. Our foster parent keeps our cage door open all day in a bird safe room to prevent any problems. Giving us each our own space seems to be the answer, so please keep this in mind if you`re thinking of adding me to your flock. I`ll be quite a spirited addition to your forever flock!
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.