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Friday, March 21, 2008

Where do budgerigars live in the wild?

The parakeets are a widespread group of small old World parrots. Best Known is the Grass Parakeet or Budgerigar which is popular as a cage bird in so many homes. Budgerigars come from Australia. Large, chattering flocks feed among the grasses of the wide, inland plains. They eat the seeds of a variety of grasses, the fresh shoots of plants and any small insects they may discover while foraging. If you keep a budgie, do not be surprised if its snaps at a fly or other insects, for it is merely supplementing its diet like its wild relatives. Wild budgerigars are predominantly grass green in color with yellow head and blue tails. They make a spectacular sight as they flock each morning and evening to drink at a waterhole.