Parakeets, or budgies as they are also known, are often the choice as a first bird for new pet bird owners. These small, brightly colored, and active birds are easily bred in captivity and are readily available in many pet stores. They are relatively inexpensive to keep and are not as demanding of your time as the larger parrots are.
That being said, they are not simply birds meant to view like canaries or finches. You can interact with your parakeet and train it to a degree. They certainly may never rival an African Grey’s conversational ability or the complex tricks that can be taught to cockatoos and macaws. But you may be surprised as to what these birds can be taught to do with enough time and patience. [Read more…] about How to Train A Parakeet: Tricks, To Talk, Hand Training & To Stop Biting