Budgerigars For Sale Sydney
Budgies often live up to 12 years old and are very social birds. If you plan to tame your budgie its best to start with a single young budgie once the bird has reached a certain age it will generally always be tame. 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 – when watching TV, let your feathered buddy out to watch it 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 health issues in the near future.
For more detailed information on Basic budgie care see our Budgie Care Sheet
Cage’s for budgies
Selecting a cage for your budgie will depend a lot on your personal taste, the area the cage will be kept and your budget. It is importatnt to select the largest cage that is suitable to ensure the bird will have an adequate area to move around, even when toys are added.
A cage 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 Budgies
Seed– A good quality seed mix is essential a budgie mix with lots of canary seed is importantand adding hulled oats to there diet is very important. Be vary wary of some super market seed mixes as they often have lots of filler seed and poor quality and which is useless for budgies . If you are unsure of the seed you are using contact your local bird expert.
Finch and budgie crumble– a good addition to your birds diet
Calcium– Budgies should always have a steady supply of calcium in the form of shell grit a good quality mix containing limestone, charcoal, baked egg shell, shell and crushed cuttle bone. calcium bells and cuttlebone may also be used.
Vegetables and Greens– spinach, broccoli, dandelion, chickweed, seeding grasses, green grass, beetroot, bok choy
Vitamin supplement– Add a vitamin supplement to your budgies water to keep there feathers and inner health in top condition.
Introducing your new bird to existing birds
Once you take your bird home you should keep it in a separate cage and allow the bird to adjust accordingly. Always allow at least 2 weeks before introducing the bird to an existing bird.
The cage requires regulars cleaning and old food shouldn’t ‘be allowed to accumulate in the cage, on perches or in feeders. Water should be changed daily basics.
Your bird will need to be wormed in a few weeks to two month after being taken home (check with the staff from Birdsville, when purchasing). Worming will need to be done every 6 month.
These are the two most common parasites of cage birds and their environment, but are easily controlled with a Mite and Lice spray, available at Birdsville. When using spray, spray bird, entire cage, perches, nesting box and toys, remember to remove all water and feed and avoid spraying in birds’ eyes.
Budgies Require a nest box to breed. They also need nesting material inside the nest box to support the young chicks or they will end up with splayed legs.
Health of your birds is very important and diet is essential to have success with breeding Budgies. See above for Diet for 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 the young hen will usually have and opaque cere whilst the males will be a light pink-ish colour.