I do not believe you get sick just because of your bird... I don't think so anyway...
It does not stink! Are these excuses from your mum? If so, she doesn't know what she's talking about! Budgies do not stink in the dirtiest of cages... But, just because it doesn't smell doesn't mean you stop cleaning the cage. That must be done weekly, change the water daily, and change the food every three days...
Well, would you take care of it? I will repeat what I said above: clean the cage weekly, change the water daily, change the food every three days, and a few extras, make sure fresh fruit and vegetables are available, AND, if the bird is tame, handle them.
If this is too hard, then, maybe don't get a budgie, caring for a bird couldn't get any easier than this...
Currently own four budgies. Previously bred budgies.
· 8 years ago