I am a big fan of the band No Doubt, and especially lead singer, Gwen Stefani. I loved playing the music for my birds ?hoping beyond hope they? learn how to whistle “Walking into Spiderwebs??and I believe my parrots liked it too. So finding out that Stefani has her own bird now made me so happy.
According to E! Online:
“The singer and The Voice coach took her three sons, Kingston, 9, Zuma, 7, and 20-month-old Apollo, to an exotic bird store in the Los Angeles area ŠStefani, 46, played with several colorful parrots and Kingson was seen holding a green and yellow bird in a cage to take home. Two weeks ago, the singer bought the kids a cute little parakeet.?amp;nbsp;
You can see a picture of the budgie on Gwen Stefani? Instagram page. She writes, “We got a new family member #parakeet #tigarlily gx.?lt;/span>
Parakeets (also known as budgies) are great birds, for any age. As the world? most favorite pet birds, they?e smart, talkative and incredibly sweet. They have passionate defenders too. They are sometimes not the most cuddly of parrots, but there are ways to interact with them, such as by teaching them how to talk.
According to Diane Grindol in her article “How To Interact With Your Budgie:”
You and your budgie can develop a verbal relationship if you foster that. Male budgies are among the most talkative of all parrots. Speak to your budgie as though it were a 3-year-old child. Explain things. Get excited about words that would be special to your bird. Even if your budgie does not repeat a word, it can often learn what the word means. Words your bird might like to learn include: “hello,?”good-bye,?”good night,?”treat?or “seed.?Make a habit out of naming its treat foods: apple, millet, toast, etc.
What do you think of Stefani? new parakeet? Here? hoping he or she gets to rock out to her music soon!