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There are different 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 fun to live with and the intense bond that can form between birds and their 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 best-known birds 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 spots on either side of the throat. With its beautiful colors and long tail it is a sight to behold!
Body length: 18 to 24 centimeters
Weight: 30 to 40 grams
The Budgerigar originally comes from Australia. The animals are found all over the continent except coastal areas. They live together in large flocks and are therefore social animals.
Did you know?
“Parrot” is the name for small parrots from different taxonomic categories? A bird that has the term “Parrot” in its name does not necessarily have to be related to another bird that is also called “Parrot”. For example, the Cockatiel belongs to the small Cockatoos. However, all animals called Parakeets belong to the order of the parrots.
We were introduced to the Budgerigar in Europe 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 friend so that they can exhibit 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 dolls (females) than males together. Puppies can show aggressive behavior and fight over the males.
Budgerigars play to avoid being bored
When housing in a cage, it is important to offer the budgerigars toys and climbing material, 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 an early age, they can get used to their caregivers very quickly 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 sometimes called a “Parrot”, 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
The Cockatiel is originally from Australia. The whale lives in the drier interior of Australia.
Body length: 30 to 33 cm