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Budgerigars

Budgerigars are one of the world's most popular pet birds, and are bred for a variety of different colours. They originate in Australia, but are found as an invasive species in other areas, including America.

About budgerigars

Common NameBudgerigar
Scientific NameMelopsittacus undulatus
Native toAustralia
Natural HabitatOpen habitats in arid or semi-arid areas - particularly grassland, savanna, scrubland, open woodland and farmland
DietSeeds
Life ExpectancyUp to 21 years
Conservation StatusLeast Concern (3.1)

About our budgerigars

We have a flock of 8 budgerigars.

They are housed with our love birds, superb parrots and cockatiels.

How we care for our budgerigars

Our budgerigars are housed in our Birds of the World Aviary, in our arboretum.

They have a large outdoor aviary with mesh panels, with branching for perching and double mesh to protect them from predators.

They also have an indoor aviary, with nest boxes, perching branches and their feeding and water stations.

Our budgerigars are fed bird seed, and have access to the fruit and vegetables offered to the other birds in their aviary.

How you can help budgerigars

Although they are not threatened in the wild, you can help budgerigars by:

  • making sure that you don't buy wild caught animals as pets
  • making sure that you don't release pet animals into the wild
  • thinking carefully before buying exotic pets - they can be difficult to look after and require specialist care