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.|
*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.