|Female Budgerigar of natural coloration|
The Budgerigar (nicknamed budgie) is a small parrot. It belongs to the tribe of the wide-tailed parrots (Platycercini). Budgerigars are often called parakeets, especially in American English. The term Parakeet refers to many types of small parrots with long flat tails. The budgerigar is found in the drier parts of Australia. It has lived there for over 5 million years. It is commonly kept as a pet. Budgies are intelligent birds and can be taught to mimic human speech.
Other websites [change]
- A True Ambassador: the Budgerigar Referenced article on budgerigars
- List of Plants & Branches Hazardous to Birds Referenced list oriented toward pet birds
- Budgies Information about the budgerigar as a pet
- "Dr. Marshall's Philosophy on Breeding Exhibition Budgerigars". Bird Health. 2004. http://www.birdhealth.com.au/bird/budgie/article.html. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
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