The budgie is native in the wild to Australia, but is also now a nomadic species.
We have around 60 individuals in our Desert House.
They eat seeds from grass and crops.
Budgies are highly social birds, flocking in large groups. Males have a blue cere (top of the beak), while the females have a brown cere. They can also mimic human speech!
This bird can breed anytime and more than once a year. The male will nudge female, bob head, and offer food. 4 to 8 eggs – will hatch after 2.5 to 3 weeks and chicks will fledge after 4 to 5 weeks.
There are no main current threats to the budgie.
- Latin Name: Melopsittacus undulatus
- Class: Birds
- Conservation status: Least Concern
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