The Finch Farm - Birds For Sale - Bird Supplies - Pet Finches For Sale

Pet Birds For Sale

Pet Birds For Sale

Account Navigation

Account Navigation

Currency - All prices are in AUD

Currency - All prices are in AUD
 Loading... Please wait...
  • Call us on 1.877.527.5656
  • Bird Account
  • Gift Certificates - Birds for Sale
Pet Birds for Sale

Pet Birds For Sale

Pet Birds For Sale

Blog

The Honorable Budgerigar

Posted by on

Not all people are dog or cat people. When it comes to live, small pets, some people prefer hamsters, guinea pigs, turtles, and small pet birds. Live birds have increased in popularity in North America, especially with large parrots such as Macaws, Cockatiels, African Greys, among others for their ability to mimic human speech. The pet bird who has taken the title of the world’s most popular pet bird is the hand tamed budgie! Budgerigar parakeets or budgies are the third most popular pets just behind dogs and cats. Miniscule parrots, in comparison to Macaws, these adorable tiny birds are affordable and super social. Easily trained and hand tamed, budgies make the best pet bird for a reason.

What Is a Budgie? Tiny Parrot? Fancy Parakeet?

It is common to misunderstand the budgerigar parakeets budgies relationship since all budgies are parakeets, but not all parakeets are budgies. Parakeets are a species of parrot that have long tail feathers. Simply put, parakeet covers parrots, which includes budgies. But because they are still parrots, budgies, unlike other live, small pets like guinea pigs or hamsters, can also learn to mimic human language and may be closer in intelligence to the Einstein of the bird world, the African Grey Parrot, since they are arguably better at speaking than other larger parrot relatives such as the Macaw. Between males and females, male budgies are usually the better talkers, but female budgies can learn a few words and whistle well. Male budgies can even use words in context with one recorded budgie knowing about 1700 words!

The native Australian wild birds flock the grasslands searching for water. Budgies in the wild are naturally green and are smaller than pet budgies. There are two types of budgerigar parakeets, the English budgie and the American budgie with the English budgie being the bigger bird of the two. English Budgies are better talkers, and an English Budgie currently holds the world record for number of words and phrases spoken by any bird. Since tamed budgies are so popular, humans have strategically bred them to make hand reared baby budgies with different colored feathers. There are no problems with “unnatural” colored budgies, but you won’t be able to find a wild bird budgie that is blue. Even without the pretty colored fancy parakeets, budgies still maintain the same personalities and characteristics as their wild bird counterparts.all parakeets are budgies. Parakeets are a species of parrot that have long tail feathers. Simply put, parakeet covers parrots, which includes budgies. But because they are still parrots, budgies, unlike other live, small pets like guinea pigs or hamsters, can also learn to mimic human language and may be closer in intelligence to the Einstein of the bird world, the African Grey Parrot, since they are arguably better at speaking than other larger parrot relatives such as the Macaw. Between males and females, male budgies are usually the better talkers, but female budgies can learn a few words and whistle well. Male budgies can even use words in context with one recorded budgie knowing about 1700 words!

What to Consider When Looking for Budgies for Sale

Even though budgies are small, affordable, and live shorter lives than larger parrots, they still need as much attention and care in and out of their bird cages. They are a “hands-on” pet and enjoy interacting with humans and do not do well in isolation. If you are out of the house for a large portion of the day, you may want to get your budgie a companion. But, if you’re looking for an interactive “pet bird” to build a relationship with your budgie, a lone bird is better.

Since budgies for sale can be inexpensive and smaller than other parrots, many people see budgies as a “throwaway pet” underestimating the amount of pet care they must invest in their pet budgie. It is important to remember that budgies, as parrots, need a lot of interaction to live a long life that could be up to 15 years. With proper treatment and bird care, a budgie can be one of the best small pets you can own - the statistics don’t lie!  

All About Pet Canaries

If you’ve ever wondered where the phrase “canary in the coal mine” or “sang like a canary” originated, you would probably end up in a deep dive about these popular canary birds. Since the 17th century, canary enthusiasts have bred these small birds creating entirely new breeds. You can choose a canary based on its [...]

Read More »

Parakeets For Sale: What They Need

It’s difficult to know where to begin when it comes to parakeets, also called budgies. Their colorful feathers, small size, and cuteness make them a popular pet. As social and exotic birds, people usually have two parakeets to interact with each other. Two tiny colorful exotic birds who form one of the special bonds birds [...]

Read More »

Lovebirds For Sale: Do You Need One or Two?

Love Is In The Air The season of love has arrived for those who celebrate Valentine’s Day. For those in the north, plans probably involve mittens, cold red noses, and a cup of hot chocolate. In places where the sun shines all year, Valentine’s Day could be a walk passing small boutiques, sitting at a [...]

Read More »

Get a Cuddly Cockatiel For Sale

Move over dog people and cat people, the era of bird people has begun. Of course, this refers to pet owners and not animal-human mutations (which would be pretty interesting… are they pets or people?). Besides dogs and cats, birds take one of the top spots in pet popularity. People choose birds as pets because [...]

Read More »

African Grey For Sale: The World's Most Intelligent Parrot

What pet bird has a bright red tail, piercing orange eyes, and can talk back to you? The African Grey Parrot, which you already knew from the title of this post. At first glance, the African Grey may look like a cool looking pigeon with its grey feathers, but upon closer inspection, its scalloped designed [...]

Read More »

Birds For Sale: What You Need To Know About Pet Birds

When it comes to pet adoption, pet birds are among the most popular human companions. Their gorgeous feathers and sometimes comedic attitudes attract people to keeping live birds as pets. Though popular and exotic birds in captivation has been practiced for years, people who know little of pet care for live birds can be overwhelmed [...]

Read More »

Which Parrots For Sale Are Easily Trainable?

One of the oldest civilizations known to keep records, Sumerians, had a word for birdcage, subura. From their travels on the seven seas with the explorers or pirates, humans have been known to keep birds as pets for centuries. Columbus, during his explorative journeys discovering the New World, brought home a Macaw from South Africa. [...]

Read More »

Avian enthusiasts, breeders, and companion pet owners

Our passion is to help advance the Avian momentum that we see in bird watching, breeding, and animal care.  Animal rights is at the forefront of our belief and progress in habitats, nutrition, and animal care is what keeps this team motivated and enthusiastic.  Please let us know how we can better serve our friends [...]

Read More »