This parakeet has been visiting our backyard feeder for the last several days. Here he is enjoying a special treat that we put out for him. ~Debbie
Gary Bogue, a daily newspaper columnist who writes about pets, wildlife and environmental issues for Contra Costa Newspapers says:
"When parakeets occur naturally in the wild, they fly in flocks, so parakeets that escape locally will usually team up with flocks of our local wild birds. I’ve seen them with house sparrows, house finches and blackbirds. Most area backyards have bird seed feeders, so there’s plenty to eat and life can be pretty good for a lost parakeet. They learn the ropes of surviving from the sparrows or finches they fly around with."