I'm thinking of getting a bydgie as a pet and itll be my first time getting one. Are there any tip you can give me on how to pick one, what age and how to take care of it?

Hi there :)

Budgies are great pets!

What you want to look for- a heathy budgie & a young budgie if you want to tame it.

How to pick a good budgie

1. Look for a budgie with bright feathers, not dirty, no poop stuck to it.
2. Watch the bird to make sure it moves around, ears and interacts with the other birds
3. Make sure the bird isn’t fluffed up, sitting on the bottom of the cage constantly or sleeping a lot because these can be signs of illness.

A young bird will have lots of baby bars- black bars on their forehead.
They also will have nearly fully black eyes where as an older bird (older than 6 months) will have an iris ring.
You can also tell my the colour of the budgies cere- a baby budgie will not have a adult coloured cere (blue or brown) baby females Ceres are generally very pale blue & white and a baby male budgie will have light pink/purple Ceres which will change colour between 4-6 months of age.

Hi, thanks for a really great article. My name is Cameron and my fiancé and I have two budgies for about a year (we got boobie about 3 months before mr white). Boobie is a very loving. It'd and will not spend more than 10 mutineers away from us. On the other hand there is mr white who is not willing to come anywhere. Ear us, she is getting better but I just feel sad for her as she is missing out when boobie is with us. How would you reccomed we get me white to fully trust us? Cameron


Hopefully she will learn from your other budgie.. You can also do training time where you take the budgies food away for 1-2 hours then you come to open the cage & have treat time outside of the cage.. This will hopefully encourage her to come out & eat and also be a positive thing for her to enjoy food & have play time out side of the cage.
Over time she should become more confident :) just remember all birds personalities are different and she may be the type of bird who would rather do her own thing than be with her human owners :)



Bandit thoroughly enjoys bath time & then drying off in her favourite spot on the sunny window perch!

For a second there, I thought that was glitter on the bird instead of water drops. and I was going to rage.

Haha oh gosh it does kinda look like glitter lol! Just the light reflecting off the water lol

Bandit thoroughly enjoys bath time & then drying off in her favourite spot on the sunny window perch!

Two photos I managed to get of Ollie- he hates the camera and is so good at flying off right as I try to take a picture

Daisy ventured out of the cage for playtime for once! & she joined Kirby on the play gym :)

Happy bandit ❤️

This is where I find Kirby during flight time! Yep in bandits food bowl!

Can you tell me if my budgies a boy or a girl

Sure if you send me a photo?

It’s not always blue boy and brown girl, especially if they are young without adult Ceres and some mutations are different so that’s why a photo can tell best

My budgie throws up yellow seeds whenever I put him on my hand! What does that mean??


It’s likely he/she is trying to feed you as he thinks your his/her mate. Budgies regurgitate to feed each other so it’s quite normal behaviour