I am on `avian gastric yeast watch` after my cage mate passed away from aflatoxin in poor quality food. He also had AGY. I have been medicated for 30 days and will have another recheck, as AGY can be quite stubborn to clear.
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.