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Budgies as pets


Budgies Make Delightful Pets The humble Budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) is a small parrot found primarily in open habitats in Australian scrubland, open woodland and grassland. They are usually found in small flocks but under favourable conditions the flock can easily number in the thousands. Budgies in the wild are nomadic and will range hundreds of kilometres in search of food or water, settling in one place until supplies dwindle and then moving on as necessary.

Believed to be the most common pet parrot in the world, Budgies have been bred in captivity since the mid 1850's and many diverse colours have been achieved as a result, far more diverse than the original green and yellow with black markings of a wild bird.

Budgies are very engaging and agreeable birds, each seeming to have its own unique personality and all of them very receptive to human companionship, making them the ideal small pet for people from all walks of life.

If you are new to the joys of raising or owning budgies then this site is for you, providing the basics of budgie care and feeding in plain english so that any novice budgie owner will have a working understanding of the care of their pet.

Although this site is aimed at beginners I know that their are many experience budgie enthusiasts who may care to contribute to this site. If this sounds like you please send your submissions to john@petbudgies.com . I am quite happy to build on this site as time permits.