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Interesting & Fun Budgie Facts & FAQ

This page acts like an “Everything you need to know about budgies?” page that includes interesting, funny, informational facts and frequently asked questions about budgies.

Budgie lifespan: How long do budgies live?

The average lifespan of a budgie is between 5 and 8 years.

Budgie lifespan in captivity: How long do budgies live in captivity?

In captivity and under human care, budgies can live much longer than in the wild. Budgies’ average lifespan is between 8 and 15 years in captivity.

Hatching time: How long is the hatching time of budgies?

The eggs begin to hatch 18 – 20 days after the female budgerigar first sits on the eggs.

How many eggs do female budgies lay?

A female budgerigar lays 4 to 6 eggs, 2 days apart.

Average adult weight: What is the weight of a budgie?

Budgies’ average weight is 1.1 – 1.4 oz (31 – 40 grams)

Average adult length: What is the length of a budgie?

An average wild and adult budgie is about 7.5 inches (19.05 cm) in length.

An average English budgie is about 5 to 11 inches (12.7 cm to 27.94 cm) in length.

Average adult wingspan: What is the wingspan of a budgie?

An average wild and adult budgie’s wingspan is about 10 to 14 inches (25.4 cm to 35.56 cm) in length.

What is the habitat of budgies?

Wild budgerigars live in a semi-arid and semi-humid habitat, especially in the interior of Australia. They can be found on dry grasslands in the southeast at some times of the year.

Are budgies endangered?

No, the budgie population is currently increasing worldwide.

What is the budgie population worldwide?

The budgie population is about 5,000,000 worldwide and increasing.

What are the natural budgie predators?

The natural budgie predators can be listed as follows:

  • Humans
  • Cats & feral cats
  • Snakes
  • Monkeys
  • Eagles
  • Cooper’s hawks
  • Goshawks
  • Sharp-shinned hawks
  • Falcons
  • Kestrels
  • Barred Owls
  • Screech Owls
  • Butcher Birds
  • Bats

What is the diet of budgies?

Budgie’s diet consists of insects, grains, and seeds.

How intelligent are budgies?

Budgerigars are intelligent budgies. They have long-term memory and learn names, sing, talk, do tricks, solve problems, bond with other genres, and a wide variety of words.

What is the optimal room temperature for budgies?

The optimal room temperature for budgies is between 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit (21-24 degrees Celsius.)

How big is a budgie’s heart?

The heart size of the budgies is approximately 0.39 inches (ca. 1 cm)

How many hearts do budgies have?

Budgies have one heart.

What dinosaur are budgies related to?

Budgerigars are related to a group of dinosaurs called theropods. A member of the theropods, Archaeopteryx is the oldest known bird, referred to as the ancestors of birds such as budgerigars.

Are budgies dinosaurs?

Yes, budgerigars are thought to be related to a dinosaur called “Archaeopteryx,” a member of theropods.

From what did budgies evolve (descend)?

Budgies are thought to be evolved from “Archaeopteryx,” a member of theropods.

How big is the budgie’s brain?

An adult budgie’s brain size is approximately 1.32 grams.

Are Quaker Parrots and Budgies the Same

No, Quaker Parrots and Budgies (also known as Budgerigars or Parakeets) are not the same. They are two distinct species of parrots, with different characteristics.

  1. Quaker Parrots (Monk Parakeets): Quaker Parrots, also known as Monk Parakeets, are medium-sized parrots native to South America. They have a strong reputation for their exceptional talking and mimicking abilities. Quaker parrots are typically around 11-12 inches in length, and they are known for their bright green color, gray breast, and gray face.
  2. Budgies (Budgerigars): Budgerigars, often called Budgies or Parakeets in the United States, are small parrots native to Australia. They are one of the most popular pet birds worldwide due to their small size, cheerful disposition, and relatively low maintenance requirements. Budgies are typically around 7 inches in length, and they come in a wide variety of color mutations.
Is a single budgie loud?

Budgerigars primarily use sounds to express their emotions. Budgerigars make many sounds and noises to respond to situations such as mating, regular communication with other budgies, guarding territory, sharing food, sunrise, asking for attention, human interactions, etc.

Are two budgies louder than one?

Two budgies will always be louder than one budgie.