Where you choose to purchase your parakeet is important. The facilities should be clean and hygienic and the birds well taken care of. The personalities of the different birds are quite distinctive and you need to pick a parakeet whose personality matches yours. Bringing home a pair of parakeets can be a wonderful experience but you need to watch them first. Do not choose any dominant birds who you see picking fights with one another.
A parakeets feathers are gorgeous. They are sleek, shiny and smooth. The choices of colors are astronomical. You can find vibrant greens and blues, sunny oranges and yellows and incredible mixtures of colors. Their wings allow them to fly with grace and ease and they are a welcome addition to any home.
A parakeet needs a spacious cage to flourish. There are small water dispensers made for parakeets that clip securely to the inside of the cage. They enjoy seeds, certain vegetables and pellets. When they are happy they chirp and play and are absolutely adorable to watch.
Both female and male parakeets make excellent pets. If you have a preference it is easy to tell the difference. The fleshy area right above their beaks is called a cere. If the parakeet is a male the cere blue. A females cere is an extremely light blue, brown or beige. Although both male and female birds can be taught to talk the males are a little better at mastering speech. If this is of a concern for you choose a male parakeet.
Bringing home a parakeet will give you many years of delight as you form a bond with your friend. The feeling of having a little parakeet sitting on your finger and chattering at you is something everyone should experience. Stroking their soft feathers will make you smile every single time.