Budgerigars For Sale Sydney
Budgerigars often live to over 12 years of age and are very social birds. If you plan to tame your budgie, it is best to start with a single young hand raised budgie. Once the bird has reached a certain age, it will generally always be tame, but you must put in the time at the beginning.
It is important to spend lots of time with your budgie and give them plenty of toys, bells are a favourite. The early days are the most important when taming your budgie – while watching TV or doing something relaxing, let your feathered buddy hang out with you and you will quickly have a friend for life.
If you do not plan to spend a lot of time with the bird, it is advisable to get a second bird for company. If a single budgie is left by itself frequently, it may develop depression and behavioral issues in the near future.
Enclosures for Budgies
Selecting an enclosure for your budgie will depend on personal taste, the area it will be kept and budget. It is important to select the largest, suitable enclosure, to ensure the bird will have an adequate area to move around.
An enclosure with a large front door is a good idea if you are taming your budgie, as it makes it easier to get the bird in and out when it is on your hand.
Diet for Budgerigars
A good quality seed mix is essential budgerigars. The mix should have a lot of canary seed, white millet and a small amount of hulled oats. Be wary of some supermarket seed mixes, as they often have lots of filler, poor quality seeds, which is useless for budgies. If you are unsure of the seed, you are using come in store and our team coms show you and explain a quality mix.
Seed is important as it has essential fats and oils. It also encourages natural foraging behavior.
A beautiful addition to add to your budgies diet, that has a mix of herbs, beetroot, veggies and plenty of other goodies.
Pellets or Crumble
Pellets or crumble have necessary vitamins and mineral and should be feed in conduction with seed.
Changing your budgies diet completely to pellets, may result in your budgie actually starving, especially if the budgie is a baby. We recommend to slowly introduce pellets, so your budgie can learn how to eat them correctly and what they are. It can take months to wean a budgie on to pellets. We advise to only feed pellets in conduction with seed and veggies.
Budgies should always have a steady supply of calcium in the form of shell grit, cuttlebone, calcium bells and calcium perches.
Budgies aren’t big fruit eaters; you can try some apple, they prefer vegetables.
Vegetables and Greens
Leafly and green vegetables are the way to go with budgies. Offer spinach, broccoli, dandelion, chickweed, seeding grasses, green grass, beetroot and bok-choy. Avoid lettuce and celery.
Add a vitamin supplement to your budgies water to keep their feathers and inner health in top condition. Come in store and talk to our experts to select the right one for your budgie.
Once you take your bird home you should keep it in a separate cage, allowing the bird to adjust accordingly. Always allow at least 2 weeks before introducing the bird to an existing bird.
The enclosure requires regulars cleaning and old food should be removed. It important to making sure food doesn’t accumulate in the enclosure, on perches or in feeders. Water should be changed daily basics.
After two weeks of bring your bird home, you will need to worm them. Check with our team at time of purchase if you are unsure. Worming is the repeated every 3 to 6 months.
Lice and mites are the two most common parasites of pet birds and their environment. They can be easily controlled by using a Mite and Lice spray, available at Birdsville. When using spray, remove all food and water, spray the bird, enclosure, perches, nesting box and toys. Remember to avoid spraying in birds’ eyes.
Budgies require a nest box with nesting material o breed. The use of nesting material inside the box supports the young chicks and prevent them from getting splayed legs.
Health of your birds is very important, and diet is essential to have success with breeding budgies.
You can usually tell the sex of your budgie by the colour of the ‘cere’ (nostrils). The hen will have a brown cere and the males will be blue. In some mutations such as yellow or white budgies it can be more difficult to determine their sex. When sexing baby budgies, young hen will usually have an opaque cere and males will be a light pink-ish colour.