Parakeets are one of the most popular pets in the world. Beloved parakeets are affectionate, easy to care for, and comical with their sound imitation. According to The Spruce, parakeets (budgerigar) are one of the smallest species of true parrots. Still, they usually don’t float right into your home and claim it as their own. That’s exactly what happened to one family in a now-viral video tweeted by The Dodo.
“While my family was having dinner, we saw this green flash appear on our doorstep,” a young woman named Sam said in the video. “It was this beautiful, colorful bird. We were all frozen like statues, waiting for him to come in. It was so stressful making sure he didn’t fly away.”
The video followed the parakeet as it strolled through the family’s kitchen and took a good look around. He clearly looks like he’s been well cared for, but that meant he probably wouldn’t survive on his own in the wild.
“There are no tropical birds around here,” she said. “We knew straight away it was a house bird. We closed the door and found some seeds that we can give to it. And honestly, it has made it its home.”
She continued: “We wanted to make sure he was as comfortable as possible. Knowing the potential journey he could have been through and we wanted to make sure he returned to his owner.”
The family posted a message on Facebook and printed flyers, calling lost and found services to find the bird’s owner, Sam said. Eventually, the Humane Society came to pick up the sweet bird and hold him. for two weeks before Sam and his family were allowed to adopt him. They took it in and named it Pfizer.
“Honestly, it was like we had him for years, with the way he treated us. He jumped from shoulder to shoulder, sang along to the music we played and felt like part of the family in a moment.”
Pfizer is now flying around her new home, kissing herself in the mirror and looking forward to the crackers. Sam and his family have made Pfizer a permanent member of their flock.
“It was honestly such a miracle,” she said. “He could have landed at any door. He is so important to our family that we can’t imagine life without him now.”