Budgerigars companionship

Budgerigars companionship

Should your buddy have a buddy? How to tell if a budgie is male or female? Who should look after my budgie if I go on holiday?

Does my budgie need a friend

Does my budgie need a friend?

Should my budgie have a buddy?

Yes. Budgies are very social birds. They need the company of other budgies. Keep birds of the same sex together: ideally bought at the same time.

How to avoid unwanted budgie babies

PDSA advises that males and females should be kept apart: they can breed and it can be difficult to find homes for their young.

How can you tell if a budgie is male or female?

At about four-months of age the fleshy lump at the top of the beak, called the cere, becomes coloured. In male budgies it’s usually blue. In females it’s brown.
Who should I care for my budgie if I go on holiday

Who should I care for my budgie if I go on holiday?

Who should care for my budgie if I go on holiday?

Leave your budgie in the care of a trusted friend or neighbour. Ensure they know about its requirements. Leave them a list of information, such as how much food and exercise your budgie needs, any medication they might be on and how to give it – and your vet’s contact details for emergencies.