Acquired: Breeder (non-professional, hobby breeder)
Posted Jan 21, 2014
I don't suppose Budgies need much background, they are one of the most commonly kept birds and easily recognizable even to those who don't. I have a single pair, a lutino hen and a grey cock bird who have just moved out into my flight having had no success breeding in a cage. Namely because the hen kept standing on her eggs! Budgies have a reputation of being a bit temperament in a mixed flight but mine have been in with others birds before so should be okay, however I am monitoring the situation closely. As with all parrots, they investigate with their beaks and this can lead to injuries to smaller birds. Otherwise, Budgies are comical little characters, full of surprisingly loud chatter and curiosity. They are easy to feed although do seem more fussy with green foods than most of my birds and can occupy a variety of different environments happily. There is also a beautiful range of colours and sizes of these birds. For the start up member of the parrot family, they are ideal.