|Female Budgerigar of natural coloration|
bred for humans and it is not a very aggressive pets/birds
It belongs to the family of old-world parrots and parakeets (Psittaculidae). Budgerigars are often called parakeets, especially in American English. The term Parakeet refers to many types of small parrots with long flat tails. The budgerigar is found in the drier parts of Australia. It has lived there for over 5 million years. It is commonly kept as a pet. Budgies are intelligent birds and can be taught to mimic human speech.
- "Dr. Marshall's Philosophy on Breeding Exhibition Budgerigars". Bird Health. 2004. Archived from the original on 2004-08-11. Retrieved 2007-01-19.
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