budgerigars for sale these birds make a good first-time pet, and many devoted parrot people will tell you that their first bird was a budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus).
Along with the canary, and the cockatiel, these three species have been domesticated for much longer than other species.
Budgerigars were first bred in USA in the 1850’s. They are small birds weighing 30-40 grams, averaging 18 cm in length.
They are easy to find and inexpensive and do not need a large cage. Most budgies and canaries are still fed on birdseed rather than pellets and they can be picky eaters.
My daughter-in-law’s budgie, Pimby, won’t try a new food unless she eats it first in front of him.
In the wild budgerigars eat a variety of seeds (grass seeds), fruits, berries and vegetation. In captivity, they are playful and curious and if tamed young, make delightful pets. They are neither destructive nor noisy.
They are not long-lived and rarely reach two figures which can be tragic for child owners. Like their larger cousins the Australian Galahs, care needs to be taken that their fat intake is monitored; they can be prone to lipomas and tumors.