Parakeets, also known as  American Budgies, belong in the parrot family. These adorable little birds are full of energy. Being flock birds, parakeets are very social with each other and people.They love attention, make great pets, and are one of the most popular pet birds. They are colorful, intelligent, and have outgoing personalities.Parakeets adapt quickly to their cage and are very playful. If you choose a parakeet consider getting him some toys. They love anything they can climb. Rings, plastic chains and ladders are very popular. They also enjoy mirrors and swings.