Bird ID: 7340
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Male
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Adopted on 2023-01-23
Hi, I`m Dopey, the green male budgie in the photo, with my pal Snow White. We were surrendered to the Santa Cruz shelter in April 2022. We`re learning to step up and fly to a finger for millet. We eat a diet of Harrison`s pellets, chia seeds, and Nutri-An cakes, and we love shredding fresh green vegetables like lettuce and parsley. I`m a chatty and outgoing little gentleman. Of the two of us, I`ll usually be the first to investigate a new situation or fly to a finger for millet, my favorite treat. Wouldn`t we be cute in your forever home?
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.