I have 4 parakeets- Cobalt, Kiwi, Squiggles, and Dawn.
I used to have 5, but Mangoe (yes, there is supposed to be an 'e') was found on the bottom of the cage dead): She had bad steering control, and I think she smashed into the wall one too many times and got brain damage. Either that or a heart attack (she died the day after she got her beak trimmed at the vet's).
I take rather good care of my birds- they have a huge cage but the paces between the bars are too big so I just leave the cage open all the time lol!(: They love to fly around my room (bird safe) and perch on the window to look out
They have fresh water every day and regular access to seeds, and I try and give them fresh fruit or veggies every day. I am working on taming them (Cobalt in particular).
Books say parakeets live for about 8 years, but online sources say that the average is really 4ish?
How old are your keets/were they when they died?