The budgie bird or parakeets birds are exotic little birds that live in the wilderness of Australia. They resemble “mini-parrots” and are very easy to tame.
Nevertheless, the budgie bird are not solitary birds and need to have several hours of free fly daily. If you are considering getting a budgie bird, it is best if you get two, a male and a female, rather than just one. Moreover, make sure that you have a large aviary or dedicated room in your home for the budgies to enjoy as much free fly as possible. If you keep them in a regular cage, they will develop serious illnesses and most likely die before their time.
The average lifespan of budgie bird is between 10 -12 years as long as their living conditions are optimal. Some budgies have lived to be 20 years old! You can help your budgies live a long life by keeping their cage clean, giving them the space and safety for daily exercise (flying freely), feeding them a healthy daily diet mostly composed of fruits and vegetables, and plenty of companionship.
Your budgies might be resistant to eating fruit and vegetables at first. However, you must persevere because they are essential for your budgies’ health. Make sure that you wash them thoroughly and serve them in tiny pieces, unpeeled, without cores or pits, and raw. Never feed your budgies avocado, alcohol, or chocolate since they can kill your budgie bird. Additionally, avoid rhubarb, raw potatoes, cabbage, asparagus, junk food, and eggplant.
Interact with your budgies on a daily basis so you can learn the signs of potential illnesses through their behavior. In the wild, budgies conceal their ailments to prevent predators from making supper out of them. Therefore, unless you are very familiar with the behavior of healthy budgies, you will not be able to tell when one or more needs medical attention.
Some signs of potential illness to consider while observing your budgie bird include abnormal sleeping postures such as head tucked under the wing, both feet on the perch when normally one foot is tucked up, and head facing a wing with eyes partially closed. Other signs include irregular breathing, falling off the perch, lack of energy, black spiky head feathers (except during molting), bleeding discharge from the beak, eyes or nostrils, and confusion. There are many other signs but these are the most likely to occur.
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