I have 3 parakeets, one is about 5, the other 2 are 7 months. I am taking care of a cancer patient and I just don't have the time to keep up with the seeds and feathers. The cage I bought special to help with the seeds but they still go everywhere. These are not birds that can be handled. They sing all day and I have a disk of other parakeets singing that they love. They need to be kept warm and love the sunlight. The cage alone was 160.00 The adoption fee will be donated to our local animal shelter.