Bird ID: 6418
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Adopted on 2020-04-26
Hi, I`m Jackie, so named because I was found by a Jack in the Box in Santa Clara by a good Samaritan who carried me in her hands to a nearby vet`s office. My new foster parent weighed me upon arrival, and I`m a healthy 31g. I`m very chatty in my new locale, and not shy about travelling in the car. Hey, don`t cover me with a towel, I wanna watch the traffic and the scenery! I am lively and alert, and my feathers look good, so maybe I just finished a molt. I eat Avicakes and will nibble at lettuce and snow peas. Wouldn`t I look lovely in YOUR forever flock?
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.