my friend had a budgie named "hercules". he was very, very personable.
She doted on him, spoiled him, but he was pretty darn cute.
When I lived in Tokyo, I found one that was loose in the trees. It was obviously tame and was so scared, it wanted to come home with me, so I took him home. I had him only a few weeks when he died rather suddenly. I think he had eaten some of the lead out of my mechanical pencils, because he would chase it across the page when I was writing. I was sad to lose him and felt bad that I had allowed him to mouth the pencil point. I just didn't think how little it takes to poison a bird.