Hi, We only have one parakeet. We got it from a friend. They don't want him anymore. They bought him last fall, so we think he is still young. They bought two parakeets but one died shortly after. Our bird is tame. Sometimes he plays with one of the toys (stringy rope kinda of thing). He sits most of the time. My daughter made some toys for him but he doesn't play with them at all. We tried a couple times offering him fruit and veggie, but he doesn't eat them. We take him out of his cage to play with him a lot, especially when my daughter comes home. One day, we played a video of parakeets singing from Youtube for him on the computer and he really likes it. He was chirping and walking to the back of the computer trying to find where the sound is from.(he has a mirror in the cage and sometimes play with it). So we do this quite often now-play video from Youtube. He would chirp for a while and just calm down. We are wondering if this is good for him. Or is it cruel? I read an article here says parakeet is fine living alone. My daughter keeps saying we should get another one..