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.