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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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Key words: Macrorhabdus ornithogaster, yeast, undigested seeds, melena, avian, budgerigars, Melopsittacus undulatus
Stating that the budgerigars incubating almost 6 times per year, Orak added that warm and peace environment is highly important for those birds.
Ron Henry kept budgerigars and one of the lads filled his plate with bird seed and said: 'There's your Christmas dinner
Budgerigars are very social creatures and exhibit behaviours that can easily be studied.
But a warning about security was issued by the other joint secretary of the budgerigars and foreign bird section Sue Spencer after an increase in bird thefts in recent years.
These results, which are not yet published, show that gene products produced for speech in the cortical and basal ganglia regions of the human brain correspond to similar molecules in the vocal communication areas of the brains of zebra finches and budgerigars.
I HOPE a breeder of budgerigars or anyone can help me.
The 1750 birds include 55 rosellas, 100 lovebirds, 150 cockatiels and 1500 budgerigars.
Mind you, Capes is now as famous for being a top breeder of budgerigars - a bit like Mike Tyson and his love of pigeons, but without the facial tattoos, ear-biting and rape conviction.
Instead, I want a ten minute talk on budgerigars for next lesson.
Species covered include ferrets, rabbits, guinea pigs, chinchillas, rats, hamsters, and other small rodents; parrots, budgerigars, canaries, finches, and toucans; lizards, snakes, tortoises and turtles, frogs, and salamanders; and pond fish, tropical freshwater fish, and tropical marine fish.
In December, giant crackers would be pulled open, showering out sweets for the children; in June, models paraded through the store in the latest bridal wear and at Easter, canaries and budgerigars sang out from colourful cages suspended over the ground floor.