Commonly called a “budgie” or budgerigar, Parakeets are among the most popular pet birds for good reason. They are charming, easy to care for and can mimic speech like larger parrots. Budgies are considered excellent starter birds.
Other Animal Facts
Originally green and yellow with black markings, they now come in many shades of blues, whites, yellows, and grays
6 years on average
These charismatic little birds are lovable and affectionate. They can be vocal, but are quieter than most parrots.
Eats seeds or pellets, supplemented with fresh fruits and vegetables.
Needs a cage with narrow bars, placed where the bird will be close to humans. Add a variety of toys to keep them stimulated.
Can be kept by themselves, if their owner is able to spend a lot of time interacting and bonding with them.