little Budgerigar, or parakeet,
may be the most popular pet bird of all time. Small, inexpensive and
easy to keep, budgies make excellent parrots for children. They're
cheerful, curious little birds full of energy and enthusiasm for their
toys. From the ordinary wild green budgie (Melopisittacus undulatus),
breeders have produced dozens of color mutations in additional shades
of green, blue, grey, lutino and albino; there's even a rare crested
budgie. Budgies don't vary much in size except for the English show
budgie, a bird three times larger than normal with a broader, more
of origin: Australia.
Small, bullet-shaped bird, 7 inches long and 30-40 grams (less than two
Gentle, gregarious, playful. Chatters and scolds but voice is not loud
compared with larger parrots.
ability: Can develop large vocabulary but high raspy voice may not
lifespan: 10-15 years.