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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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If you notice any of these signs, get your budgie to a vet straight away.
Hennessy's other runner is the veteran Budgie Marbh, but this fellow has retained his form magnificently.
Following their unusual discovery, the budgie was coaxed safely into a box by IKEA staff, who then called the RSPCA.
Animal welfare officer Paula Milton said: "We have no other information or evidence, but it appears that this budgie has sadly been abandoned.
A SNAKE and two budgies were found dumped in a city street by a shocked passer-by.
He said: "We had the alleged takeover to deal with but the camaraderie was great and a lot of that was down to Budgie.
As a lover of these birds, I hope others would-be pet owners consider buying a budgie after reading the Examiner article.
"Is it fair my family have banned me from wearing budgie smugglers or should they make a glorious comeback?" the Daily Express quoted him as tweeting.
Supper was being served, of this the budgie is certain; the sheers were billowing in with the August breeze.
Summary: The owner of a champion budgie who was killed in a suspected sabotage attack by a rival has launched an appeal for information.
You haven't lived until you've shaved with a budgie perched on your razor.