I have been contemplating getting a parakeet. My dad said that if I could convince him he would let my sister and I get one each. So, I made him a powerpoint. I skyped him yesterday and he told me that if I could find at least three people willing to look after them he would let us get one. I've been looking for someone to look after them but I also need to be well informed on parakeets. Please, anyone who has owned or owns a parakeet or budgie comment!!!! I need cons and pros on parakeets!!!