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Budgerigar

Budgerigar


Species group:
 Australian Parakeets

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

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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3.9 (530)
THayes4233
Larry sang songs frequently, or whistled, I suppose, ...
Review by: THayes4233 (1) today
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3.50
1 photo
CreativeCook
If you are looking to branch out from traditional pet...
Review by: CreativeCook (2) 2 days ago
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3.25
1 photo
ColleenC
Growing up I had friends who owned birds, and I fell ...
Review by: ColleenC (2) 4 days ago
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4.25
1 photo
thecatlady
Having a budgie was not an experience I was particula...
Review by: thecatlady (6) 5 days ago
  • Currently 100
4.00
ironwillwhit
These are very sweet birds that are easy to hand-rais...
Review by: ironwillwhit (3) 10 days ago
  • Currently 100
5.00
1 photo
Funny (5 videos)
Budgie Balancing Trick
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Budgie jacuzzi - bath time for charlie
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Footballing Budgie!
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Heartwarming (1 video)
british bulldog and his budgie
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Learn about (2 videos)
Avian First Aid. Ep12. Egg Binding
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Unusual Budgie Mating
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Caring for (3 videos)
Eire Budgerigar Society
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Budgie/Parakeet Cage Set-up
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How to Choose a Pet Bird : Consider th...
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Training (1 video)
Budgie Through Toilet Paper Roll Trick
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