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Budgie Handfed - Budgie Melopsittacus Undulatus Bird

Budgie Handfed Budgie

Notable traits of the Budgie Handfed Bird: Budgie (Melopsittacus Undulatus)
Availability: For sale! Interested?
Price: $75.00 (sold individually)
Latin Name: Melopsittacus Undulatus
Common Name: Budgie Handfed
Description: General plumage yellowish-green; back of head, sides of neck, upper back and wing coverts pale brownish, each feather barred with black and yellow; throat and facial area yellow; variable violet-blue patch to lower cheeks; three black spots across each side of throat; feathers to sides of breast with narrow black edging; primary-coverts pale blue; flight feathers grey-greenish with pale cross stripes; underside grey with whitish wing-stripe; upper side of middle tail-feathers greenish-blue with dark tips, underside blackish; outer tail-feathers green with broad yellow stripes, underside grey with yellow stripes; bill olive-horn color; cere blue (male) (brown female) ; narrow periophthalmic ring grey; iris whitish; feet grey.
Gender Determination: Cere of Female is brown during breeding period and cere of male is blue
Trainability: Budgies can be excellent pets if they are treated with love and attention. Rather underrated birds.
Length: 18 cm (7 ins)
Average Lifespan: 15 years
Average Weight: 35 to 50 grams
Diet: Seed, Pellets, Vegetables, Fruit
Housing: 14 x 20 x 14 inches
Loudness: The budgie is a quiet bird compared to other birds. Many budgie owners however, say that a budgie can be loud.
Talking Ability: Budgies can be taught to talk. A big factor in the birds talking is hand-raising. Hand raised birds are more likely to speak depending on how much time you spend with your bird.
Notes: The name 'Budgerigar' is actually derived from the Aboriginal name for the bird. The Aboriginal name translates to 'good eating'
Breeding Notes: Budgerigars most easily breed in captivity when provided with a reasonable-sized nest box. The eggs are typically one to two centimeters long and are pearl white without any colouration if fertile. Female budgerigars can lay eggs without a male partner, but these unfertilized eggs will not hatch. When the female is laying eggs, her cere turns a crusty brown colour. A female budgerigar will lay her eggs on alternate days. After the first one, there is usually a two-day gap until the next. She will usually lay between four and eight eggs, which she will incubate (usually starting after laying her second or third) for about 21 days each.

The budgerigar has been bred in captivity since the 1850s. Breeders have worked to produce a variety of colour, pattern, and feather mutations, including albino, blue, cinnamon-ino (lacewinged), clearwinged, crested, dark, greywinged, opaline, pieds, spangled, dilute (suffused), and violet.
Mutations: Green and Blue
Age of Maturity: 1
Breeding Life: 10 years
Nest: 10L x 6W x 7H inches
Breeding Aviculture: Very Common
Average Clutch Size: 4-6
Habitat: Budgerigars are nomadic birds found in open habitats primarily in scrublands open woodlands
References: SeedPelletToy
Store Location: St. Clements, Ontario; Canada
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