I was at the pet store picking up food for my 3 other parakeets and parrot, pig ears for my dogs, and buffer for my saltwater tank. I go by the bird section and see 3 parakeets and think nothing of it. I go by again when I was leaving, and see only one left who is a little scraggly. I felt really bad, and bought it. Parakeets are pack birds, and I asked when they'd be getting a new shipment of parakeets and they didn't know. Now it won't be alone and will be treated alot better than at that store. I'll get it looking beautiful like my other 3. They seem to be taking to it fairly well. It was on sale, 10 dollars by itself, 5 if you buy a cage.