I swear, we are lost pet magnets! (not that I mind hee hee). First, the Siamese kitty I found on my door step last year... luckily she was wearing a collar with one of those 800-lostpet kinds of phone numbers...she had been reported missing 3 days prior and her grateful owners drove right over to claim her. Then last summer, it was the lion-head lop bunny that showed up in my front yard. We spent 3 weeks going door to door, putting up flyers, calling the local vet, and checking in with ACO. No luck. He's our beloved & handsome house bunny now. AND now...well, yesterday. we found this little parakeet in our backyard! When I approached him, he flew right to me and landed on my shoulder. He did that three times (flew away but came back) before I could cup him. I put him in the only cage I have, a decorator item...but he appeared to be very comfortable in a cage environment. I offered him water and some chicken treats (a seed mix) and he ate/drank like a starving little bird. I put a stick perch in the temporary cage set up, and now he sits up there and tweets at us when we walk by the cage. He's so stinking cute. He seems smallish (may be young? but his bill is blue on the top already, though), and he's not banded. Fairly tame and comfortable in a cage so I'm sure he was someone's pet. I've put the word out to neighbors and on the local "lost pets" FB page... I want to do the right thing, of course, so I'm trying to find his owner -- but I'm (shhh) secretly hoping no one claims him because I'd love to add him to our menagerie. ...and get him into a bigger cage, etc. The dog keeps rolling his eyes at me, for some reason. LOL. ANYHOOOO.... I was curious if it's in fact okay to be feeding him the chicken's treat food for the time being until I can pick up a box of budgie food tomorrow? I've thrown the bag away that in came in, but it looks like a mix of bird seeds, BOSS, a few random dried meal worms, corn, etc. It was originally a seed block treat, but I bashed it up so that I could throw a handful to the chickens now and then. Little found budgie seems to love it. I also wondered if the starter I feed the chickens would be better. (PS - I threw some sand in with the seeds since I know they need grit too).