Parakeets are the most popular pet birds. They come in a wide range of beautiful colors and are affectionate and playful. There are many types if parakeets but the most common pet parakeet is the budgerigar or "budgie". With a relatively short life span of 10-15 years in captivity, the offer the companionship of a parrot without the burden of a 50+ year commitment. They make the ideal first bird for children and new bird owners.
Parakeets are jovial little birds that love to play and explore their surroundings. While they look forward to time spent with their human companions, they can be quite independent, making them perfect for novice bird owners. Those that wish to form an especially strong bond with their pet budgie should resist the temptation to add other birds to the home, as budgies can sometimes be less enthusiastic about people in a flock environment.
DIET: In addition to pellets, Parakeets can enjoy a wide range of foods from seeds, flowers, fruits and vegetables