Been a while since I posted so thought I would give an update on Petie. As you may or may not remember, he found us, this past summer, and was a very young parakeet. After attempts to find his home, we gave him a forever home here. Several cages later, graduating to a flight cage and multiple toys, this free budgie has a lot of stuff. He has bonded with us, and we really are amazed at how much personality he has. He is a two word bird. Says "Petie Pete" and Pretty bird.
He just went through another minor molt which caught me off guard. This is about two months after his baby molt. Right now he has more pin feathers on his head.
Feeding: Two teaspoons of quality seed a day plus Harry's pellets plus greens of various types and occasional sprouts.
Let him out of the cage to play in the evenings with me. Mainly to get him some additional exercise.
So overall he's doing great. I had a video of him saying pretty bird, but it was too big for photo bucket and I could not figure out how to edit to a smaller size.
Thanks for the site help as this has been an enormous resource for us to provide him a good, safe home.