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  • Food and Nutrition: Budgie Food/Diet
    Answer: Food and NutritionWhat should my budgie eat? It is very important to remember that a budgie on an all-seed diet is not getting the nutrition he/she ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Ring on Budgie Leg
    Answer: The only way you can order rings is by joining an official budgerigar club. Finding a local bird club.Registered club breeders place metal rings on ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Budgerigars Profile
    Answer: Glacier Budgerigar (Melopsittacus Undulatus)Family: ParrotOrigin: Inland regions of AustraliaSize: Native – 180mm including 95mm tailShow – 220mm including tail up to 240mm Description: The name budgerigar is ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Breeding Age
    Answer: Both males and females should be at least 1 year old before being bred.Some breeders even recommend waiting until at least 15 months. They are ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Incubation Time
    Answer: From when the egg is laid it will be approximately 18 days until the chick hatches. Eggs are laid 2 days apart and hatch in ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Is my Budgie English or American?
    Answer: Budgerigars are native to Australia, but over the years they have been bred to different standards in other parts of the world. The 'pet' type of ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Type of Classes in the Show Ring
    Answer: In Australia, breeders are divided into three classes: Novice, Intermediate and Open (or Champion) To progress through these classes you must consistantly win at shows with ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Can you show a bird you have not bred?
    Answer: Please copy and paste back in.The answer is: It depends on the Budgerigar Club that you join.In State and National budgerigar shows in Australia, any ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Can you co-own show budgies?
    Answer: Yes, this is possible. As individual breeders breed better and better birds they become more expensive to buy at private sales or auctions. To be ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Is there a limit of how many birds can be shown at a bird show?
    Answer: There is no limit at the present time here in Australia. To show birds it costs $0.50 per entry. Some breeders show 20 - 30 ...
  • Show Budgerigar: About how much should I expect to pay for a show bird?
    Answer: It depends on where you live and the quality of the bird. It has been said that "show birds" cannot be bought as a truly ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Is there a particular mutation that is desired or valued within the show ring?
    Answer: All birds of good quality, that are close to the "ideal budgerigar" are valued. However good quality "normals" are always in demand for breeding. Normals ...
  • Show Budgerigar: What is the diet of a show bird?
    Answer: Show birds are feed the same basic feed as any other budgie but the breeders usually demand a better quality seed that has a higher ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Studding Services
    Answer: That is a matter for the breeders. Some club members may do this for nothing. You still have to remember to always quarantine for at least 35 days. Then ...
  • Show Budgerigar: How are show birds identified at the show?
    Answer: Some breeders will name there birds. Jo Mannes has names such as Hurculies and Apollo. Very powerful names. You do not need to use a ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: To clip or not to clip?
    Answer: Wing ClippingShould you or shouldn?t you?This is by far one of the most controversial topics among bird owners and a source of some extremely passionate ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Definition of "stock" bird
    Answer: A reminder to all, breeders do not buy champion birds.  What we buy is stock birds. Stock birds are where the next winning bird on ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Evaluation of a Breeder
    Answer: When looking for a breeder be aware, there are very very good breeders and very very bad breeders. You obviously need to find a good ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: How to Breed Budgies
    Answer: YOU WILL NOT GAIN MONEY BY BREEDING BUDGIES!There are many things that need to be considered before a nest box is even put down on ...
  • Show Budgerigar: Creating a Plan
    Answer: When many decide to get into the show budgerigar side they are usually looking at the open class birds on the bench, at shows, on ...

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