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These social parrots are native to Central Australia, where they can still be found in large flocks today. As pets, budgerigars are very popular. Various colour mutations are from breeding. In the wild they are completely green with a yellow face.
Anyone who is thinking of acquiring budgerigars should be fully aware of the species-appropriate animal husbandry conditions. The birds can live up to 12 years and are very social. Hence, they should be kept as pairs, or even better as a group. If budgerigars are kept in cages indoors, they should be let out to fly around for several hours per day.
|Classification||Order: parrots; family: psittaculidae|
|Diet||Primarily the seeds of spinifex|
|Habitat||Savannahs and steppes as well as open grassy areas in Central Australia|
|Reproduction||Budgerigars breed in tree hollows, in which they lay 4–6 eggs. Incubation takes 18 days.|