Finding the Right Bird for You; Budgies
Picking what type of bird you want can be tough. There are a lot of factors to consider, with many species requiring certain amounts of interaction time, special care, and prior experience. It is also important to take into account the lifespan of the bird you are thinking of getting, as many small parrots can live up to 30 years, with larger species exceeding 80 years!
For beginners or bird lovers that simply don’t have the time, budgies can make the perfect addition to your home. Their small size and easy going nature means they require much less space, and are more cost effective birds to keep.
These amazing little birds are one of the world’s favourite pets due to their low maintenance, ease of breeding, and ability to be tamed. Their intelligence is relatively high for their size, which makes teaching them to talk and whistle relatively easy. In fact, the world record for the largest vocabulary of any bird is held by a budgie - Puck knew a total of 1,728 words!
The average captive lifespan of a captive budgie is 7-10 years.