This week's featured t-shirt design is our I Love Budgies with three Birdorable Budgerigars in a row. They include the gray budgie, blue budgie and blue-and-yellow budgie. Cute gifts here for budgie lovers! Read more »
The Budgie is believed to be the most common pet parrot in the world. Budgerigars have been bred in captivity since the 1850s. Their small size and ability to mimic sounds makes them easy and fun to keep as companion pets.
Budgies in the wild have a yellow and green plumage. In aviculture, there are at least 32 primary color mutations in the species, with hundreds of possible secondary mutations and color varieties.
Details & Statistics
The Budgerigar is listed as Least Concern on the IUCN Red List and was last assessed in 2012 by BirdLife International. This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be increasing, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.
Cute gifts with this bird
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The famous painting known as Mona Lisa by Leonardo da Vinci is one of the most famous paintings in the world, but it was always missing something. With the addition of some cute Birdorable Budgies, the Mona Lisa is truly a Birdorable Masterpiece. Read more »