Tips for caring for pet budgies include maintaining a clean cage supplied with bird-safe accessories, protecting the bird from environmental hazards, watching carefully for signs of illness and providing opportunities fo... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

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 gr... More » Pets & Animals Pets Pet Birds

Budgies mate by touching vents. The vent is the external opening of the cloaca, an orifice on the underside of the bird near the base of the tail. The male presses his vent against the female's vent briefly to expel sper... More » Pets & Animals Birds
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