A budgie has up to 3,000 individual feathers across their bodies.
Origin: South America
Latin Name: Melopsittacus widulatus
Habitat: Scrubland, open woodlands and grasslands
Diet: Seeds, fruit and vegetables
Lifespan: 10 years
Average Size: Weight: 40 grams, Height: 20cm
Budgerigars or budgies as they are commonly known are a small Australian parrot. They are generally green and yellow with black markings on their back and wings, but come in a host of different colours. Budgies are amongst the most vocal of all pet bird species and have clearer voices than most other birds.