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Budgerigar

Budgerigar


Species group:
 Australian Parakeets

Other name(s): Budgie; Parakeet; English Budgie; American Budgie; Canary Parrot;
Warbling Grass-Parakeet

Scientific name: Melopsittacus undulatus

Appearance

Details: The Budgerigar is the most popular pet parrot of all time. They're easy to breed in a variety of colors, including many shades of blue, green, and yellow. If trained young, while there is still dark barring on the head, they can learn to be very affectionate. Although their voices aren't super-clear, they're enthusiastic talkers, and some Budgies learn dozens or (more rarely) even hundreds of words. They're active, social, and reasonably hardy. They're a great starter bird for the beginner's first parrot, yet they can challenge the breeder and show trainer for a lifetime. Most adults are fairly easy to sex, with the males having a blue cere (nostril region) and the females having a brown cere.

The English Budgie is a larger show bird that has been bred for steady nerves, so that it stays calm and shows well. They are certainly attractive, but they are more prone to obesity and fatty livers than the slender so-called American or pet Budgerigar, so you must take care to exercise and feed them more carefully to head off such problems.
Reviews
Owners say:
Wonderful:
delightful little creatures, Fantastic Australian Gem, gorgeous appearance, great personalities
Challenging:
constant chitter chatter, messy bunch, respiratory problem, cage clean everyday, ocasional fighting
Interesting:
American budgies, english budgies, immitates whistles, American Parakeet, easy keepers, mimic men
Overall review
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4.1 (292)
jmaf83
The best tip I can give when buying a bird is to get ...
Review by: jmaf83 (2) yesterday
  • Currently 100
1.25
aknox2
This was my first experience owning my own pet. I own...
Review by: aknox2 (3) 2 days ago
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2.50
2 photos
gbishop
I like budgies and think they make great pets and are...
Review by: gbishop (6) 2 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.75
1 photo
vociferousdan
Java was purchased from a pet shop some years ago. He...
Review by: vociferousdan (2) 3 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
VClark
I had a parakeet for about 2 years as a child. It was...
Review by: VClark (6) 3 days ago
  • Currently 100
3.25
1 photo
Funny (5 videos)
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Budgie Balancing Trick
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01:36
Budgie jacuzzi - bath time for charlie
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00:35
Footballing Budgie!
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Heartwarming (1 video)
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british bulldog and his budgie
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Learn about (2 videos)
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Avian First Aid. Ep12. Egg Binding
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00:45
Unusual Budgie Mating
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Caring for (4 videos)
03:50
Eire Budgerigar Society
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Cutting Parakeet Nails
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04:14
Budgie/Parakeet Cage Set-up
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Training (2 videos)
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Budgie Through Toilet Paper Roll Trick
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Clicker Training Budgie
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