Hi, I`m Waki. I was surrendered to Mickaboo in August 2022 by someone was moving and didn`t want to take me with them. Isn`t that sad? Mickaboo got me checked by a vet right away. The vet thinks I am a boy because my cere is pretty smooth.
In my foster home, I have discovered that I enjoy being spritzed in the morning. My foster parent introduced me to veggies but having never seen this weird stuff (lettuce, corn, broccoli), I am definitely a bit unsure. I am fully flighted and I am not tame, though I am not terribly afraid of hands. I even sat on my foster parent`s finger a few times, though I like to cheat and try to sit on the millet sprig instead.
I am housed alone at the moment (April 2023) as my cage mate got adopted recently. My foster parent calls me a a little walkie talky because my chirps kinda sound like those toy walkie talkies. She thinks I could mimic R2D2 if I heard the sound often.
I love traveling in a carrier and looking outside and singing out how much I love it. I was taught by my prior cage mate how fun it is to try and pull the little hand towel on top of the cage through the bars.
Please can you find it in your heart to take in one cute, chatty budgie?
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.