Some people are under the impression that budgies (budgerigar parakeets) aren’t trainable because they are so small. Quite a few people, in fact, think budgies aren’t even real parrots.
Not only are they parrots, check out this guy’s very entertaining comedy act comprised of trick trained budgies. (He’s saying “Allez, allez!” which means “let’s go” in French)
Unless you have a very strong relationship with your parakeets already, I wouldn’t recommend man-handling them as this entertainer does. These are clearly very well-trained birds. 🙂
Interested in adding some pet budgies to your family? Check out this post about parakeet cages and enrichment.