I absolutely agree with you, Wendy! The one on one time is how Mista learned to speak English - and of course he realised fairly quickly that apart from getting me to come to him if he flocked called, that I cant speak budgie, so he had to learn how to talk to me!Ollie does and says clever things all the time, which
i mostly attribute to him being the only budgie for
eight months. I think the one-on-one time helps a lot
with that. The others don't really do any of that, and
are happy just being budgies. I find Ollie still prefers
my company to any of the other birds.