Kingdom : Animalia
                           Class : Aves
                        Family : Psittacidae
         Scientific Name : Melopsittacus 

                       Size(H) : 15cm - 20cm 
                                          (5.9in - 7.8in)
                       Weight : 30g - 40g 
                                          (1oz - 1.4oz)
                Wing Span : 25cm - 35cm 
                                           (10in - 14in)
                  Life Span : 3- 6 years

                      Colour : Black, White, Grey, 
                                      Green, Blue, Yellow
                 Skin Type : Feathers
Distinctive Features : Brightly coloured
                                     feathers and warble
                                     communication calls
  1. Budgerigars are small birds that are native to Australia.
  2. They are a subspecies of the parrot, also making them one of the smallest parrot species.
  3. They are an extremely popular choice for household pets because of their small size and bright color.
  4. They are also known as the parakeet or a budgie.
  5. They are often seen flocking trees and scrub land as they are quite sociable.
  6. They communicate with each other through their loud voice and also by singing loudly.
  7. To prevent them from getting lonely, a pet Budgerigar should have at least one more Budgerigar to keep company.
  8. Interestingly, the male Budgerigars have a blue nose while the females have a brown nose.
  9. They are extremely hardy and are known to conceal their illness to not appear vulnerable to the predators.
  10. They are mainly preyed upon by snakes and birds of prey.
  11. Humans have also hunted them for their brightly colored feathers.
  12. Wild Budgerigars feed on grass, seeds and occasionally on insects.
  13. A wild budgerigar lives to be around 5 years whereas pet budgerigars live for an average of 8-10 years.
  14. They do not build nests and the females are known to lay their eggs in a tree hole.
  15. The eggs hatch in 3 weeks’ time and the chicks grow into adults in 9 months’ time.

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