The English parakeet, also commonly referred to as a "budgie," is a parrot species native to Australia. In the wild, the birds are green with a yellow face and throat, while captive birds may be any number of stunning colors.
In comparison to the American budgie, the English version is larger with fuller feathers around the neck. American budgies are also more common at pet stores, while English budgies are often seen at exhibitions and shows. Known for their ability to learn to speak hundreds of words, captive birds are easily tamed, which is a characteristic that makes them a favorite among pet enthusiasts.