Budgies, or budgerigars, breed at any time of year. However, wild birds tend to wait until there is an abundance of seed to eat. Thus, in their Australian homeland, they frequently breed after heavy rain and increased grass growth.
Though wild budgerigars still inhabit large areas of Australia, and have been successfully introduced to southwest Florida, they are the most well-known pet bird in the world. Appreciated for their small size, simple needs and jovial temperament, budgies have been bred in captivity since the middle of the 1800s. And, with such long-term interest, they have also become the most well-studied parrot species.