Budgerigars (Budgies) are parakeets that originate in Australia, budgies are nomadic they need to fly a long way in search of food and water. This means they are very active little parrots with energy to burn and curiosity to match.
Things you might need
- Bird Cage
- Food – seed mix, grit, treats
- Food and Water Containers
- Perches and Stands
- Iodine Bell
- Wormer/Mite and Lice Spray/Sulpha
- Perch Covers and Grit Sheets
- Vitamin Supplements
You should try to supply your budgies with as large a living area as possible, this means the largest suitable cage you can afford, the cage or aviary should be furnished with safe perches, feed and water bowls and a few carefully selected toys. Budgies are very agile and playful pets and you can easily keep them entertained with a few well-chosen toys.
As budgies live in flocks they have a need for social activities. So unless you are home most of the time and are able to give your budgie regular time out of its cage with you, you would be better to get another budgie for companionship. Hand tame budgies are absolutely delightful to have out of their cage with you, they will climb all over you and generally make it difficult to ignore them.