Budgerigar

Zoo Location: Desert House
 Budgerigar
Habitat

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.

Wild Diet

They eat seeds from grass and crops.

Behaviour

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!

Breeding

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.

Conservation

There are no main current threats to the budgie.

 Budgerigar

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Melopsittacus undulatus
  • Class: Birds
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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