They are so easy to care for. I can't think of any type of pet that's easier except a maybe a fish. Because of that I don't see a big issue with parakeets being bred.
Well thery are easily replaced and well they are the LEAST type of birds I recommend besides cockatoos to be bred. I fo rone say NO NO HELL NO
to breeding birds for the common person, or even for captibvity. I for one have different opinions for releasing into the wild. But then again, its mas fault we have to imprison and force conditions on birds to breed them to repopulate birds, its humans faults we even have to do that sadly. And not only parrots but funches. If only parrot owners new of the intelligence and the smarts of a finch... or a softbill... I understand finches and softbills more as I rehab and release them and have raised them in the past, and if only other birds owners new how they felt... they feel just the same as a cockatoo if treated wrong... they just dont show it as well because in their blood its tells them to hide any trace of stress and anxiety or they are easy prey for their predators.
My Umbies cage is 3ft long 28" wide and 4 and half feet tall. And guess what he is out all day. I (when we moved) finally got him to sleeping in this cage. He is out of it all day. Rarely uses it, either with me, or on the floor with toys or on play stands chewing away, he is mainly with me. I dont cage him.
And if yours never lived a year I see why. They DO NOT happily liv ein small cages NORe do they only live a year to 5 years I know people who have 22 y.o parakeet and someone who has a 25 y.o parakeet and they are as young as ever. And no I am not talking about any other parakeet but an AUSSIE BUDGIES aka American parakeet. My budgies THRIVE in flying and they LOVE attention and no small cgae, and rehoming would do for them.
WHy would yo ubuy from someone who purchased their srtock from, a mill. Thats factory farming for you. Why support the abuse? You know how much casualties their are in these mills? A LOT. A lot of imbred and illnesses. I would not recommened it. I have in the past, but I do not brag about it any longer.. as I know better and I am only 17. I have had birds for 5 years now anmd had bird sin my life for my life and now that I am almost an adult I am proud to say I know things
(Why I am also Vegan too)
I fo rone think its harder to entertain a bidgies than a cockatoo thats from MY EXPERIENCE. LOL. My Umbie, Bokka, gosh he (ok.. maybe I shouldnt say this) has turned out great from being a rotten no one loves me monster to a perfect lap persian cat. lol. Or.. puppy-cat. My budgies are so hard to please. I see dissapointment in their eyes when they dont get what they want. ESPECIALYL with my house sparrow Sapphire who is 5 and Myko my Starling. I see thier reactions and how they feels more than my umbies. And their opinions seems to be furhter expressed than a parrots. Perhaps thats because I too live with smallers birds FIRST and understand them before the larger birds.
I for one say if you buy anything of animal products either it be eggs, meat, fur, or even pets in pet stores you are supporting Animal Abuse. Anything tested on animals goes for this too.
This is why I buy ALL Organics, and I LOVE the Earth (Tree Hugger) and believe all life should be able to live HAPPILY. Not how wqe feels is happy, but how they feel is happy and how its meant to. That said. just because you people THINK they can live happily in small aquariums or cages doesnt mean its so. These birds fly miles and miles and these fish swim in gallons f GALLONS og water up stream down stream in the ocean deeper deeper, flying high, fritting through trees, and usa people think a few toys and a couple perches and feed will do fo rthem, or a 5 wall glass tank with 1 plant and pebbles is good enough? R-ight... I for one COULD live in a one bedroomo aparttment for life without going outside, I COULD, but I wont because I wont be happy.
my 2 cents;; *Mercedez *Bokka