Budgerigar

General&Features

The small size of the budgie makes it suitable for a household pet. They are ideal for taming; putting in small cages and can reproduce very fast as well. They require less space, less food and less safety gear as well.

The budgie is a common pet parakeet that is informally known as the budgie. It is a small, long tailed seed eating parrot that has its origination from Australia. They are found in the wild parts of Australia and the dry parts as well.

Characteristics

A Budgie in a breeding condition

A Budgie in a breeding condition

The budgie is available in a wide range of colors as well as varieties. They can be tamed and also be trained to talk and they are easy to breed as well. A budgie is a wonderful pet and gives you great pleasure. Budgerigars come in a wide variety of different colors and patterns. The average budgerigar is seven inches in length and weighs between 1.1 and 1.4 ounces. They have wingspans of 10 inches to 14 inches. Common budgies’ bodies are light green

Behavior

They stretch from time to time to get exercise and are also good for chewing the shredding. Most of the budgies are also known to take a nap for 45 minutes.

Diet

Budgies are known to be vegetarians but they are also known to eat insects in the wild. A budgie also needs to be fed with a balanced diet with a mineral blocker. They eat vegetables, grains, Legumes and nuts as well as hazardous foods which cannot be digested by humans.

Distribution

An Aggressive budgie in action

An Aggressive budgie in action

They are mainly found in Northern Australia in the forests. They are nowadays also found all over the world.

Reproduction

Budgies are known to be opportunistic breeders especially when they have access to grass seeds and other foods. They are known to breed in the wild between June and September when the times are wet.

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Scientific classification of Budgerigar

Budgerigar

Orders

Budgerigar

Budgerigar

Conservation status:

Least Concern

Scientific Classification

Binomial name

Melopsittacus undulatus

Range of the Budgerigar

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