|Female Budgerigar of natural coloration|
The budgerigar (nicknamed budgie) is a small parrot. It belongs to the family of old-world parrots and parakeets (Psittaculidae). 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 | change source]
- A True Ambassador: the Budgerigar Archived 2007-01-08 at the Wayback Machine Referenced article on budgerigars
- List of Plants & Branches Hazardous to Birds Referenced list oriented toward pet birds
- Budgies[permanent dead link] Information about the budgerigar as a pet supplies
References[change | change source]
- "Dr. Marshall's Philosophy on Breeding Exhibition Budgerigars". Bird Health. 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
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