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  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Best type of cage for a budgie
    Answer: Square or rectangular cages are best as they provide the most usable space for the budgie and make arranging the perches in a suitable way ...
  • 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 ...
  • Food and Nutrition: Pellet Diet
    Answer: Pellets contain many different types of grains and seeds. Pellets prevent the bird from picking out its favourite seeds and leaving the rest, and provide ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: What is the difference between a budgie and a parakeet?
    Answer: What is the difference between a budgie and a parakeet? There is no difference. The budgerigar is a native bird from the arid Australian central desert ...
  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Types of Perches
    Answer: Having many different sized and shaped perches in your budgie cage or aviary is very important to stop issues like arthritis and bumblefoot. You can ...
  • 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: Types of toys for my budgie?
    Answer: Budgerigars enjoy toys and need them for mental stimulation. Try to keep quite a few in the cage (while being careful not to clutter it) ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Should I purchase one or two budgies?
    Answer: When purchasing your first budgie, it is best to get just one. This will make taming much much easier as two budgies are more likely ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Sexing my budgie
    Answer: Visuals: Pictures to Help Sex your BudgieSexing my budgieGenerally the colour of a budgie's cere (the coloured area at the top of the beak surrounding ...
  • 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 ...
  • General Budgerigar FAQs: Minimum cage size for one budgie
    Answer: A square cage 18x18x18 inches is a suitable size for an individual budgie. There should be enough space for several perches and toys and still ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Baby Budgie Crop and What it Should Look Like
    Answer: The crop is a sack where the birds food is stored before it is processed by the gizzard. All birds have a crop and its ...
  • 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: Breeding Budgies - What do I need?
    Answer: Before you make the decision to breed your budgies you need to ask yourself some questions: have you thoroughly researched what you're getting intodo you have ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Signs of a healthy budgie
    Answer: The good points to look for are: - 1. A bright, healthy, alert bird with sleek feathering, sitting up proudly on the perch. 2. Are the ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Crusty cere: normal or scaley face
    Answer: It is normal for a female budgie to have a very crusty brown cere when in breeding condition.  However, if this is not the case, ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: My bird has hurt itself and is bleeding. What can I do?
    Answer: This is a serious condition and must be treated straight away! Symptoms: Blood apparent on bird or spattering of blood in area surrounding bird or on ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Budgie colds
    Answer: Birds are susceptible to an avian cold virus. If not treated the condition could develop into another condition, especially pneumonia. They can not catch a ...
  • 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 ...
  • Budgie Behaviour: My budgie often makes a loud squawking noise.
    Answer: What does it mean and how can I stop this? Budgies make a variety of different noises but the squawking (or ACK ACK ACKing) is ...

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