My Pet Budgie
Hello! My name is Sofia. I’ve got a pet budgie. Her name is Shura. She is very beautiful. Shura is sky-blue and she’s got yellowish feathers on the front near her beak. She can’t talk but I teach her to say her name. Shura likes sitting on my finger and especially on my shoulder.
I always clean up after my budgie.
Shura likes to peck me. She loves my dad more, but I’m not offended by that. I love me budgie.
Would you like to have a pet budgie? Here are some positives and negatives.
Budgies (parakeets) are the most popular pet birds in the world. There are many reasons why budgies are adored so much. Budgies make good pets because they are:
- easy to care for
- don’t need much space
What is more, budgies learn tricks and can be taught to talk.
But there are some negatives:
- Budgies are messy eaters.
- They are noisy.
- They are physically vulnerable.
- Budgies poop a lot.
- They need companionship and some out-of-cage time.
I have found some interesting facts about budgie birds. They are absolutely incredible!
- Budgies are a type of parakeet.
- They are 18-20cm from top to tail, and weigh 30-40g.
- Budgies can be of different colors: sky blue, light green, dark green, olive, grey, grey-green, yellow, violet, white, pale purple.
- Budgies have a third eyelid that is not usually visible, but that is important for lubricating the eyes and keeping them clear of dirt.
- Budgies are called differently in different parts of the world, including the budgerigars, canary parrot, shell parrot, zebra parrot, and parakeet.
- Budgies make between 65-85 breaths per minute.
- The heart rate of the budgie is also extremely fast and it beats over 300 times per minute!
- The original budgies were greeny-yellow in colour, and from this, other colours developed. The first blue budgie wasn’t seen until 1878.
- Budgies have monocular vision: they see out of each eye independently of the other one.
- A budgie can have up to 3,000 feathers.
- Budgies grind their beaks when they are happy and relaxed.
- The bones of budgies are hollow.
- Budgies can swivel their heads up to 180 degrees.
- Budgies can only afford to lose between 10-12 drops of blood before their blood loss becomes fatal.
- Budgies do not urinate. They poop every twenty minutes.
- Budgies have excellent hearing, they can remember the sounds and sometimes mimic them.
- Budgies have an incredibly acute vision in terms of the number of images their brains can process at a time; budgies can register over 150 images per second, compared with just 16 for humans.
- Budgies can see the ultraviolet spectrum that humans are not capable of doing.
- Budgies are among the most vocal of all pet bird species.
- There are two distinct species of budgies, which are the Australian budgie and the English budgie.
- Budgies can be taught to count up to three.
- Budgies cannot see very well in the dark and total darkness can stress these birds.