I recently bought myself a pretty little parakeet (budgerigar), a rare indulgence for me on our limited budget. The folks at the store said it was all right to keep just one alone. But I'd like to get either more confirmation or more opinions. I've heard that if you keep only one parakeet or parrot it will be more friendly to its human owner. But if you keep 2 or more they will be more focused on each other & not want to interact as much with their people. Right from the start this lil' parakeet has been remarkably docile, going to anyone's finger with no fuss at all, and has not ever tried to bite. She was not previously finger-trained, she was just in with a flock of other parakeets in a cage at the store. I don't want to change this behavior by adding another parakeet. However, this docility may be just her general temperment. In her cage she mostly sits quietly, not climbing or flitting around very much. She has a nice large cage about 3' tall, 2' wide, & 1' deep, with some interesting tree branches in it for climbing, a mirror to look in & a tassel to nibble upon. I don't think she lacks for amusement, but still she mostly just sits. So I wonder if she would enjoy her home more with another bird companion to share it. I trusted the store keeper when she said that parakeets do well on their own, it would have been to her advantage to tell me I needed to buy more than one. My little bird, Calypso, has been sitting on my shoulder the whole time I've been at the computer. Please let us both know what you think!