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Parakeet Care

Parakeet Care About

Parakeets (budgies) are tiny and beautiful members of the parrot family, originally found in the dry grasslands of Australia. These cheerful companions are capable of living a long and healthy life if given the kind of care they deserve and need.
Max Size 7 Inches Long
Life Span 8-10 Years
Habitat A cage approximately 18” x 18” with a variety of size appropriate toys.  Toys should vary in shape, color and texture to stimulate the bird’s interest.  Rotate toys about every two weeks.
Diet Specialized pellet diets are highly recommended and should consist of 60-70% of the diet. Use fortified seeds in moderation as they are higher in fat and less nutritious than pellets. Offer fresh fruits and vegetables.
Toxins Avocados mushrooms, chocolate, alcohol and caffeine.  Also, fumes from Teflon cookware.
Water  Give clean, fresh water daily.
Signs of Illness Lack of activity, sitting on the bottom of the cage for extended period of time, a “fluffed” appearance. If these are observed, take your bird to the vet.
Recommended Supplies
  • Cage and cover
  •  Food (pellet and seed)
  • Food and water dishes
  • Book about cockatiels
  • Treat sticks
  • Millet
  • Lots of toys
  • Cuttle bone

*As with any pet, it is important that you find a veterinarian that practices in the certified care for your animal. This guide is general in nature and should not be used to diagnose your pet.