I know that budgies can be kept alone but they are very flock oriented birds. This is our main concern if we do end up with a bug instead of a Linnie. I am home a lot and can give it a lot of attention. But, we also want the bird to be able to play independently because well, to be honest, I couldn't ever be alone with Jake when we had Rosco. She would all out panic if she knew I was home and still didn't get the attention she wanted.

I wouldn't mind two bugs IF I could still bond with them. I really, really enjoyed having such a close bond with Rosco but she didn't have any independence at all. Not only that, but again, Budgies are such social birds. Opinions, please.