True! I have no idea how they would act as a single bird. There were 4 of them and after losing one, I was afraid how they would adjust but they were fine, like nothing happened. Last week I lost another and they seem fine too. I mean, I'm not sure how to tell if a budgie is 'fine' but they are jumping around, flying like crazy, chirping so I guess they are ok.
If one day I do decide to get another, at what point should I test it for Psittacosis? I mean, if I bring it home, it could already be too late, we could already be infected.
My doctor is also against birds, probably not a bird person and I have a history of respiratory diseases so she thinks it's not good for me or my lungs