A smart-mouthed young budgie has made himself at home with a new family after randomly stumbling upon their doorstep last month.
The blue, white and black larrikin, which has a likeness for checking himself out in the mirror, has been living with a family in Narrabeen, on Sydney’s northern beaches, since Australia Day.
While resident Mel Sinclair has no complaints about the new addition to her family’s household, she’s keen to return the self proclaimed ‘pretty boy’ to his owners, Daily Telegraph reports.
A smart-mouthed young budgie has made himself at home with Mel Sinclair’s (pictured) family after randomly stumbling upon their doorstep last month
The cheeky character, estimated to be about three-years-old, had no trouble winning the hearts of his adopted family, frequently squawking out professions of love and hitching rides on their shoulders.
Ms Sinclair said the little comedian came with a streak of funny quirks, including tapping on her son’s phone and chasing after it when it got taken away.
She said he often gazed at himself in front of a mirror and wolf whistled, and took it upon himself to climb up her leg while she cooked dinner.
The cheeky character had no trouble winning the hearts of his adopted family, frequently squawking out professions of love and hitching rides on their shoulders (stock photo)
‘He has kept us laughing, that’s for sure,’ Ms Sinclair said.
The hitchhiker, who hasn’t been great at flying, also appeared to repeat his name over and over, followed by ‘pretty boy’.
Ms Sinclair feared they’d exhausted their options in reuniting the tame feathered friend with his owners, having been in contact with lost pet organisations and vets, posted on social media and even put posters up around the neighbourhood.
‘If we can’t find his owner, we already love him and it’s not a problem, he’s got a home,’ she said.
‘But he’s so incredibly tame and friendly and talkative. Someone must have spent so much time training him and is missing him so much.’