Q:

What is an English parakeet?

A:

Quick Answer

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.

Know More

Full Answer

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.

Learn more about Birds
Sources:

Related Questions

  • Q:

    How do you care for a baby parakeet?

    A:

    To care for a baby parakeet, touch the chick as little as possible. Always handle the chick with sanitized or clean hands. Parakeet eggs hatch every other day, so remove empty egg shells as the eggs are vacated. Adult parakeets require extra nutrition during the duration they are caring for a baby parakeet. Cover the baby parakeet’s nest during the night, and allow for adequate amounts of light during the day.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you get a parakeet to make noises?

    A:

    Parakeets naturally make a variety of soft or loud rapid chirpy noises meant to communicate. It is possible that many of the noises made by a parakeet are human words it is mimicking but has not learned to say correctly. Parakeets are a talented type of parrot, and they possess a huge capacity for speech. In the United States, parakeets are also known as budgies.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    What is the difference between a male and a female parakeet?

    A:

    Male budgies have a blue- or purplish-colored cere at the top of their beaks, while females have a highly textured brown, white or tan cere. It is more difficult to tell the difference between male and female pastel budgies, which tend to be light colored all over.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How do you clip the wings of a parakeet?

    A:

    One of the techniques used in clipping the wings of a parakeet involves wrapping the bird in a towel and then cutting a certain number of primary flight feathers on each wing. This technique will require the help of a partner to hold the bird down and keep it still. Apart from the towel and short scissors, the task may also require needle-nose pliers and hemostats just in case the cut was made too close causing the parakeet to bleed.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore