Budgerigar parrots are often referred to as Budgies or Parakeets. These birds belong to the genus Melopsittacus.
Budgerigars are small parrots. They are 7 inches long and have a 12 inch wingspan. The natural color of Budgerigars is green but there are more than 30 mutations, changing the appearance of budgerigars that are commonly seen and sold as pets. Parakeets have been bred to be available in a variety of colors including green, yellow, blue, red, white, purple and multi-colored. A few of the more popular varieties are shown and discussed in the sections below.
It is not possible to determine the difference between a young male and female Budgerigar through observation. Adult Budgerigars can be distinguished by several small differences.
Budgerigar parrots are native to Australia. They live in flocks but the wild type differs in appearance in comparison to the bred varieties.
Parakeets love to eat grass seeds.
Budgerigar parrots live between 5 and 10 years as pets.
Parakeets love to talk with and play with humans. This makes them the most popular pet in the world behind cats and dogs. Males can easily learn up to 1,000 vocabulary words. Check Florida Bird Breeders Aviary to see our Budgerigar parakeets for sale as well as many more parrots for sale.
Opaline Budgies are one of many varieties of Budgerigars. Opaline refers to their blue color. Behavior and personality remains unchanged from the natural green variety.
The Spangle Budgie is a variety of Budgie which does not have the typical black markings. There are two forms of these birds. The first form is single factor, which has reduced black markings which appears as an outline of the traditional black markings. The second form is double factor which has no black markings. The picture above is a Double Factor Yellow Budgie. The birds are moat typically seen in white or yellow.
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The Yellowface Budgie is another popular variety of budgie. There are several sub-classifications of this variety depending on the shade of yellow and the body regions that are shaded yellow.
English Budgies are a second type of Budgie. Whereas most varieties of budgies only differ in coloration and markings, The English Budgie has significant differences from standard Budgies. The English Budgie is larger than the standard budgie. They are also considered calmer and better talkers. English Budgies are often displayed in bird shows.