"Budgie" is short for "Budgerigar", the common name of this parakeet in its native Australia. It isn't known exactly where the word "Budgerigar" comes from, though it might be a corruption of the slang word "budgery" meaning "good". The bird is also known as the Australian shell parakeet.
Social and affectionate, budgies have been kept as pets for over a decade. They can be taught to whistle, sing, and some have even been known to speak with a vocabulary of over a hundred words. Interestingly, males have a much higher proclivity towards speaking than females do. However, the easiest way to tell apart a male and female budgie is the color of the “ceres,” which is the area containing their nostrils. On a male, the ceres is normally blue, whereas the ceres of a female is white or brown. Can you discern what gender this figurine is?
Also known as the budgerigar and the parakeet, the blue budgie is one of the many possible color variations of the budgie. They are extremely common in their native habitat, so much so that they are sometimes considered pests, and are the third most popular pet in the world!
- Scientific Name: Melopsittacus undulatus
- Characteristics: Professionally crafted and individually hand painted for realism and scientific accuracy, all Safari figurines are exceptional as toys for play, teaching aids, pieces of décor, and more. Make sure to keep an eye on this budgie – it’s so life-like that it might try to fly away!
- Size and Colour: Like all blue budgies, this feathered friend has a primarily blue chest, white head and wings, and is covered in black markings. 3 inches long and 1.75 inches tall, this figurine is a touch shorter than a deck of cards stood on its side.
- The Blue Budgie is part of the Wings of the World Birds collection
- All of our products are Non-toxic and BPA free
Size in cm: 9 L x 2.5 W x 3.8 H