Alex

Bird ID: 6477
Species: Parakeet
Sex: Female
Sub-Species: Standard Budgie
Adopted on 2020-05-16
Hi, I`m Alex. I am a very young female budgie. I came to Mickaboo with a broken leg that was not a recent injury. Sadly, the leg below the break had become necrotic and the vet had to remove the dead portion. But guess what? This doesn`t slow me down one little bit! I am still able to fly and land without apparent discomfort. And I am a trickster - when the person who rescued me would carefully open the box to give me food & water, I would burst out like a slingshot! My rescuer says that I am definitely a survivor and I`ll be a happy challenge for my adopter. I can perch pretty well, and I *love* my "boing." Check out my picture of me on my boing; I`m hunkered down because the boing is swinging back and forth and I just love that! When my one leg gets tired, I will lay on a platform on my tummy and sometimes groom myself by rolling over onto her side. I sleep on the boing at night. My cage needs 2 or 3 platforms; while I can perch on regular perches, platforms are more comfortable for me for any length of time (except at night). I cannot safely maneuver on a floor grate, a flannel covering on the floor of the cage works great. Do you have it in your heart to be a forever home for a feisty little survivor?
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.