Budgies, Budgerigars, and Parakeets
Budgies have been kept in captivity. They have the reputation of
being very intelligent, great at talking, friendly, and easy to
breed. These birds come in so many color combinations that
finding one to your liking is not difficult. Just go to any pet
shop and you’ll find a variety of mutations all of which are
striking. As pets they are easily tamed and can fit perfectly
into human households. A tame budgie makes a fantastic pet for
both new and experienced bird enthusiasts.
to the species Melopsittacus undulatus. These parrots are known in
two different versions, the standard Budgerigars and the English
Budgie. Both belong to the same genus; however, they are not
different species. Rather, it is genetic mutations that separate
them from their original ancestors and define these separate
versions. Standard Budgerigars are a bit larger than their wild
cousins and the English Budgie is larger then both the standard
Budgerigars and wild Budgerigars. All come in a variety of
mutations. The English Budgie is the bird of choice for
competing in shows, especially in Europe.
are small and very stocky. They may appear small but they are
true parrots. They have a hooked beak and two toes on the front
and back of their feet. They have large foreheads and prominent
ceres (noses). Most budgies have patterns or lines that start at
the forehead and extend towards the back. As the budgie matures
the lines will fade and the forehead will be exposed by a solid
color. Their tails are long and fan open during flight. Though a
budgie has parrot feet, it cannot manipulate or hold objects with
its feet like most parrots.
budgie as a pet is fun and will bring years of enjoyment to your
life. These parrots are not prone to being aggressive and can
easily be tamed, even if the budgie has been inside an aviary for
years. They are very affectionate and will spend every chance the
get seeking your attention. Among many of the benefits these
parrots have to offer, they are great at talking too. They can
develop large vocabularies and will continually impress their
owners with their constant learning abilities.
small parrots that have everything their larger cousins have to
offer plus extra advantages. Here at petbudgie.com we hope to
bring you more information that will better help you care and
educate yourself about budgies.