Almost 3 years ago I asked my parents for a pet that could just be mine, we had other pets in the past but they were family pets. My dad suggested I get a budgie and so I got my little bird who I named Mouse. She was a diluted blue gal, she was grumpy and would hop onto my finger just to bite me. Eventually she started to like me and I would sit with her and watch tv. She was smart too, I taught her how to grab a tiny toy basketball with her foot and beak and also the names of a few colors (if I held out green, red, blue sticks then said red she could pick out the red one). Last summer, after having her for two years I decided it would be good if I got a second bird. I got a green diluted clear wing budgie who I named Monday. Monday was quarantined for 40 days then I put them together and the three of us were like peas in a pod. Unfortunately in November Mouse got sick out of no where and died. So now it's just Monday and I. But Monday has become a wonderful little guy and it very sweet and funny. Anyone else love budgies? Or just birds in general, my dad had two cockatiels when I was growing up and they were great.