Native to Australia, this wonderful pet parrot is normally referred to as parakeet by the Americans. It is a tiny bird that is both delicate and gentle. The budgie is suitable to older women as any mishandling of the bird can lead to its injury. Therefore keep the bird away from younger playful children. The bird can make for a great pet friend if you take your time to tame it and actually interact with it. The bird has a low volume noise although it can chatter loudly depending on how you train it. An advantage of the budgie is that it can talk. The bird requires veterinary care. You are therefore advised not to keep one if you cannot take it to the veterinary for check-up at specified intervals. It is a playful bird and requires constant interaction including toys.