Hello everyone.

I'm brand new to this forum and very happy to be able to be part of it. I am a parakeet owner by default of my impatient 14 year old son who did not have enough patience to work with his budgie. So now he's mine! I'm happy to say that Coco is coming along nicely and we are quickly becoming buddies.

I am a high school Spanish teacher and in my 23rd year of education. I was formerly a music teacher for twelve years before switching subjects to my other passion which is the Spanish language. I am a husband of 27 years and a father to four children and 1 grandchild. My hobbies include spending time with my family, speaking Spanish, music, physical fitness, and of course spending time with my new parakeet Coco. I hope to be able to learn more about budgies and also to share my own experiences with everyone. I look forward to the input and advice as I walk through this new experience.