Budgies for Sale
Budgies for Sale, Colorful, attractive, and lively are just some of the great attributes of the Parakeet or Budgerigar. With their warm and inquisitive personalities, they make a great pet for both the beginner or an experienced bird keeper. They are quite hardy, inexpensive, and easy to care for.
Budgies make very good pets as long as they have a lot of attention and love. These birds are very social by nature. They love Living in groups, and dont like to be left alone. So if you own only one bird and you work 8 hour days, think about possibly getting him a mate or finding someone to at least keep the bird company for part of the time that you are gone. Budgies make just as good of pets singly or in pairs or more, but make sure that you introduce one bird at a time.
Budgies are monogamous so once they find a mate it is usually for life unless of course one of them has an untimely death in which the other would then find a new mate. budgies are very good flyers, so provide them with free flying time and you will have a much happier birds.
Care and feeding of our Budgies for sale
Ready made staple seed mixes are usually available at your local pet store or super market which contains a mixture of canary grass seed, white millet, yellow millet, oats and groats and red millet, niger seed and linseed. Some higher quality seed mixtures come with thistle, anise, rape, sesame, and safflower seed. Vitamin pellets with iodine in them are sometimes present to prevent thyroid problems. Store seed in a dark but airy place. Not in plastic bags but in a clothes bag in a closet. Offer fresh foods such as eggplant, green peas, cucumber, young dandelion greens, sweet corn, beet greens, carrots, unsprayed lettuce, green peppers, sorrel, spinach leaves, tomatoes and zucchini. Fruits that are suitable are: Pineapples, apples, apricots, bananas, most other fruits.
Food that is bad for birds includes: All members of the cabbage family, raw and green potatoes, green beans, grapefruit, rhubarb, plums, lemons, avocado.
Budgies also need a mineral block and a cuttlebone in their cage. These provide all the minerals and trace elements that they need. Offer spray millet every so often as a treat. And of course fresh water daily.
The basic cage care includes daily cleaning of the water and food dishes. Weekly you should wash all the perches and dirty toys, and the floor should be washed about every other week. A total hosing down and disinfecting of an aviary should be done yearly, replacing anything that needs to be freshened, such as old dishes, toys and perches.
Handling and training
Take it slow at first and let the budgie get used to you and its new surroundings before trying to get him to go onto your finger. Allow flying time and dont worry about catching him to put him back into the cage, leave the cage door open and sooner or later he will get hungry. After a while curiosity will overcome fear and training can begin.
Most but not all parakeets have the inclination to talk, be repetitive and patient.
Budgies Size and Weight
The size Length (including tail): 5.9 – 7.9 inches (15 – 20 cm)
Wingspan: 10 – 14 inches (25 – 35 cm)
While Budgie Weight is 0.9 – 2.1 oz (~25 – 60 grams). Most of them weigh between 0.9 – 1.3 oz (25 – 36 grams.)
Provide a roomy cage with the minimum dimensions of: 20″ long x 12″ deep x 18″ high for your pet budgies (for sale). The ideal size is: 40″ long x 20″ deep x 32″ high. Preferably a cage with horizontal bars to make climbing easier. You can also attach a perch/play area on top of the cage. In the cage have about three perches of different diameters (or branches with some angling) without the sandpaper guards. A swing and mirror among other toys are available but be sure to leave enough room for flying! Food and water dishes, preferably automatic dispensing, or if not, ones with guards to prevent waste contamination. Clips to hold spray millet and fresh food. A bath house with a textured bottom is a favorite, or a slow running faucet will do. Provide a breeding box if breeding is what you have in mind.
Properly cared for, your pet Budgie will live a long and happy life, but certain illness can strike, the most common being diarrhoea and wheezing. If your pet appears to be listless, with feathers fluffed up, and apparently wheezing, keep him warm.
Diarrhoea can be the result of excess feeding of “green food”, mouldy seed, or food that may have been contaminated by rodents or insects. Speak to your Just For Pets stores or your local vet if problem persists.
Your Just For Pets shop can supply medication for worming which should be done every 3 months. Parasitic mites can be another problem that may arise. These mites feed on the blood of your budgie and can be seen on perches where they rest during the day and appear as a small red blob. They are easily treated with a spray that can be obtained from your Just For Pets store.