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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 ...
  • Budgerigar Health And Related: Budgies life expectancy?
    Answer: On average budgies can live anything from  10 - 15 years. Very occasionally, budgies have been known to live well into their teens.  Whether it be in a ...
  • 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: What other birds can be kept with budgies?
    Answer: It's never a good idea to mix parrot species in a cage. It sometimes works if you have a very large outdoor aviary. Budgies can ...
  • 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: 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 ...
  • Budgerigar Breeding: Have hen and cock bonded?
    Answer: Bonds are formed outside the breeding season in the aviaries and once formed they stay together throughout the year. The cock and hen recognise each ...
  • Aviaries, Cages and Breeding Boxes: Chicken wire is it safe to use?
    Answer: Sometimes the galvanising process leaves an excess of zinc on the wire. Budgies can chew the wire and end up with heavy metal deposits 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • Budgie Behaviour: Why does my budgie bite me?
    Answer: This is exactly what you should be asking yourself any time your budgie bites. Why is it happening? Is your bird scared? Is she protecting ...
  • Budgie Behaviour: Why does my budgie regurgitate for me (or another object)?
    Answer: Budgies regurgitate (bring food up from the crop) for their mates or friends as a sign of affection and a means of bonding. However, not ...

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