Bird Profiles: Budgerigars

June 13th, 2019

Budgerigars, popularly known as Budgies, are the most popular and common pet birds in the world. They are small, beautiful birds who have a playful and fun nature. These amazing birds, if properly trained, can be taught to talk.  We take a closer look at the Budgie.

In the wild Budgies are normally green and yellow with dark green/black markings on the back of their necks and wings. However if they have been breed in captivity they can come in an array of bright and captivating colours such as: blue, white, grey and mauve.

Their diet mostly consists of seeds. In their wild their staple food would consist of grass-derived seeds and grains, fruits and other greens. Feeding you Budgie a combination of seeds, grains, fruit, vegetables and water will help keep them happy and healthy. Never feed your bird chocolate or avocado as this is toxic to them.

Budgies make wonderful pets; they are small in size, smart, affectionate and fairly easy to keep. While there is no guarantee with any bird that they will be able to talk, Budgies are believed to be one of the best talkers. They are social and active animals and need exercise to help keep them fit and healthy.  As they are social birds they are best kept in pairs however if you only would want one, you must be prepared to keep them company to prevent them from becoming bored.

4 Fast Facts about Budgies:

  1. Scientific Name is Melopsittacus undulatus
  2. They are native to Australia
  3. They can live up to 10 years
  4. Males have a blue-purple bump above their beak, while females have brown-tan bump

If you are thinking of purchasing a bird remember to do your research. Before you decide on which species is right for you please consider factors such as:  it’s lifespan, the noise, time, commitment, safety, space, expenses and attention it needs.


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