I've always loved birds, especially parakeets or budgies, if you prefer. I remember my dad had one once who I think we called Leroy. I can recall talking to him and trying so hard to get him to mimic my words. It never did quite work. I hadn't thought much about ever having one as a pet, until this summer and my experience with the budgie enclosure at the Virginia Safari Park. I was obsessed for a bit after that and a friend's photo of her new birds on Instagram has sparked that obsession again. I'm going to do some research before making any decisions. So for now, this wish list will hold me over. Oh! Check out this great blog, if you're a fellow budgie lover!