budgerigar


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budgerigar

(bŭj`ərēgär'): see parakeetparakeet
or parrakeet,
common name for a widespread group of small parrots, native to the Indo-Malayan region and popular as cage birds. Parakeets have long, pointed tails, unlike the chunky lovebirds with which they are sometimes confused.
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budgerigar

a small green Australian parrot, Melopsittacus undulatus: a popular cagebird that is bred in many different coloured varieties
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In fact, when was the last time you read Budgerigar World, full stop?
An eventual mortality rate of 70% occurred in the Neophema species, but a group of budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) and parrotlets (Forpus species) kept in the same facility showed no clinical signs during the outbreak.
Avian polyomavirus is the causative agent of budgerigar fledgling disease and was first described in young budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus).
Roy Cooke, secretary of the Northern Budgerigar Society, said the disease was similar to influenza.
In addition, 5 budgerigars (Melopsittacus undulatus) that had died after being used as biologic sentinels in enclosures thought to be contaminated were submitted for necropsy to confirm the presence of Sarcocystis species.
Retrobulbar rhabdomyosarcoma in budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus).
The theft and destruction of the prize-winning budgies took place the night before the Cornwall Budgerigar Show -where Penmead Pride was crowned champion last year - leading to suspicion it may have been carried out by a rival.
The killing happened the night before the Cornwall Budgerigar Show - where Penmead Pride was crowned champion last year.
Andrew, 58, of Delabole, Cornwall, had the pounds 2,000-flock stolen on August 20 - the evening before the Cornwall Budgerigar Show.
GEOFF CAPES - copper, budgerigar fanatic and everyone's favourite brick outhouse - comes under the spotlight and most welcome he is on our screens, too.
Petco also supplies chicken feed as well as parrot, canary and budgerigar foods At "Treat Terrace" there are lots of dog and puppy treats by the kilo, where you can buy as little or as much as you like.
The hotel handed the budgerigar over to police, who put it in a cage and transferred it to a nearby police station.