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.

Pros and Cons of Having a Pet Budgie

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:

  • beautiful
  • intelligent
  • sociable
  • entertaining
  • curious
  • playful
  • adorable
  • 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.


11 Amazing (Budgerigar) Budgie Facts for Kids [UPDATED]