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There are several types of small birds that are kept as pets. The most famous are the canaries and parakeets. The animals are not only beautiful to look at, but also super cozy to live with and the intense bond that can form between birds and caretaker is for life!
The Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a cozy little bird that belongs to the parrot family. The Budgerigar is probably one of the most famous birds that are kept as pets.
The natural color of the Budgerigar is the yellow-green wild color. The drawing is very beautiful! The throat and front of the head are yellow, with violet-blue spots on each cheek and three black dots on either side of the throat. With its beautiful colors and long tail it is a picture to look at!
Body length: 18 to 24 centimeters
Weight: 30 to 40 grams
Originally, the Budgerigar comes from Australia. The animals are found all over the continent except the coastal areas. They live together in large flocks and are therefore social animals.
Did you know?
"Parakeet" is the designation for small parrots from different taxonomic categories? A bird that has the term "Pakeet" in its name does not necessarily have to be related to another bird that is also called "Pakeet". For example, the cockatiel belongs to the small cockatoos. However, all animals called Parakeets belong to the order of parrots.
In Europe we already met the Budgerigar 150 years ago. The birds have quickly become popular as cage and aviary birds.
Budgerigar is social
The birds live in large groups in the wild and are therefore social animals that like to be together. It is therefore good to keep Budgerigars in our home together with a companion so that they can display their natural social behavior together. At least two, but a group is even more fun. It is good to keep an even number. It is important to never place more females (females) than males together. Dolls can show aggressive behavior and fight over the males.
Budgerigars play so as not to get bored
When housing in a cage, it is important to offer the Budgerigars toys and climbing equipment, so that the animals do not get bored.
Character of the Budgerigar
Budgerigars are generally very cheerful and enterprising birds that can become very tame. Especially if they are kept from a young age, they can get used to their caretakers and show a lot of interaction. Some Budgerigars can even talk.
The Cockatiel (Nymphicus hollandicus) is a striking bird characterized by its funny crest. Although this bird is called "Parakeet", it is actually a small Cockatoo. It is a very popular bird that is often kept as a pet. The Cockatiel is a very intelligent, friendly one
The Cockatiel is originally from Australia. The according live in the drier interior of Australia.
Body length: 30 to 33 cm