Hello! I`m Dandelion, a six-year-old lady bird with a lot of spunk and a sweet tweet. My owner couldn`t care for me anymore, so my foster mom took me in in July 2021.
Although I was confused and nervous at first, I`m starting to like my foster home -- especially my big cage, which is more than twice as large as the one I lived in for six years. For a few years, I had a mate in that cage, but we battled all the time, and he died. Mickaboo folks suspect it`s because our cage was so small. Right now I have a cage all to myself, but when my routine quarantine ends, I might get to meet some other budgies, under the careful watch of my foster mom.
My surrenderer said that I bite, but so far I`ve been friendly to my foster mom. I step up briefly onto her finger, then jump off, and back on ... and off. She thinks I`m going to be a good pet for someone with a gentle touch and patience to help build my courage. Maybe I`d be a good fit for YOUR forever home?
You can check out my video from a Mickaboo Adoption Fair here.
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.