Re: Parakeet advice
Haven't read the op, but might I suggest slow-cooked on a rotisserie?
Sorry if I have offended Budgie People. Reminds me of a true story of a couple who kept parrots, and who only realized they were getting old when their birds started making grunting noises when they went from a sitting to a standing position.
Edge trilogy, by me.
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down. --Ray Bradbury
What begins at the water shall end there, and what ends there shall once more begin. --Straka