They originate from Australia and can live up to 15 years – so choosing one as a pet is a long-term commitment.
They can be kept alone but prefer the company of their own species.
Budgies are intelligent and inquisitive birds that enjoy playing and climbing. Toys are essential to stimulate them mentally and physically – especially important for birds kept on their own. Budgies can also be taught to mimic sounds and talk. If they hear the same words repeatedly from the same person they may pick them up and begin mimicking the words or phrases. A solitary bird will need more attention and affection than a pair or group and should be handled every day.
Budgies in the wild eat a wide range of seeds, grains, and vegetation.
Small pieces of fresh fruit and vegetables may also be given as treats and fresh drinking water should always be available.