Hi, I`m Lemonade. I am a little yellow budgie who came to Mickaboo in June 2021 via the Roseville shelter. Hooray! I got the bandage off my injured wing, so I can flit and flitter around my new, larger cage! Wait... I started in the middle of my story.
To begin: I was surrendered at a humane shelter, with my wing drooping and clearly painful. The shelter called Mickaboo, and a nice lady picked me up and brought me to a top avian vet. The injury was on the wrist joint of my wing -- not quite a break, but hurting. After a couple of weeks bandaged and immobilized, my wing feels better, but it will always droop a little. I can still fly around my cage, and I`m beautiful. Right now, I`m scared of hands and fly wildly and recklessly around the cage if it`s opened even for food and water.
I have a very pleasant chirp and song, and I often call out to another budgie who is quarantined elsewhere in our foster home. Eventually, we may meet each other to see if we can bond into friendly companions. (We budgies prefer safety in numbers, and really don`t like being alone.) There are some things Mickaboo doesn`t know about me: My age (a mystery). My past (also a mystery). And my sex. As a dilute yellow budgie, my colors are muted in a way that makes it hard to tell if I`m male or female. My cere (the nasal area above the beak) is pale lavender-ish with cream-tan edges. So for now, I`m using the pronouns "they, them, it."You can check out my video from a Mickaboo Adoption Fair here.
I`m ready for my forever home. Please consider me!
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.