Green Budgie

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Green Budgie

The budgerigar, or Green Budgie, is one of the most popular birds among those who wish to have a pet bird. The Green Budgie is most commonly known as the common pet parakeet or yellow parakeet.


Content List

1. Scientific & Common Names

2. Characteristics

a. Breeding

b. Behavior

3. History

4. Present Status

5. References


Scientific & Common Names

Kingdom - Animalia

Phylum - Chordata

Class - Aves

Order - Psittaciformes

Family - Psittaculidae

Subfamily - Loriinae

Genus: Melopsittacus

Species - M. undulatus

Common names: Budgerigar, Budgie, Common Pet Parakeet, Shell Parakeet, Parakeet


Characteristics

The Green Budgie is approximately seven inches tall and weighs a little under 25 grams. This bird has a wingspan of approximately 10 to 14 inches. The Green Budgie is typically green or yellow in color. This bird is one of the most popular house pets, but can only be found in the wild in Australia. The Green Budgie has a high-pitched, beautiful voice and is most loved for its small size and melodious song.


Breeding

This bird is monogamous and typically mates with one partner for life. The Green Budgie typically lays one to six eggs at a time, and these eggs take approximately 18 to 21 days to hatch. Since the Green Budgie lays her eggs at staggered times, usually one per day, the hatchlings will typically hatch at staggered times as well.


Behavior

Green Budgies are very smart and are easy to train. This bird is also very active and loves to interact with people and other birds.


History

The Green Budgie is believed to pre-date the human species. This species of bird is native to Australia, and it is believed that the first humans to have contact with this bird were Australian Aborigines. This bird was brought to Europe for the first time in 1840, and began being bred in captivity around 1850. Color variations were not recorded until around 1870.


Present Status

The popularity of the Green Budgie is constantly growing, and this is one of the most popular birds for people to choose as pets. Green Budgies can be found at nearly every pet store or bird store. For those looking for a loving, low-maintenance bird for a household pet, the Green Budgie is a wise choice.


References

http://www.budgerigar.com/#chapter1.1

http://www.budgies.org/info/colors/greens.html

http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-species/profiles/normal-green-type-budgie-2.aspx

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar

http://www.budgerigar.com/#chapter1.1, http://www.budgies.org/info/colors/greens.html, http://www.birdchannel.com/bird-species/profiles/normal-green-type-budgie-2.aspx, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar