If you want to ensure that the breeder or pet shop is selling you a baby budgie rather than a fully grown adult you need to ensure:
It is hard to say, as there are not a lot of home remedies that I know of for budgies. If your bird has a respiratory irritation (and I say "if" because I cannot say for sure, and I am not a vet), I know putting the bird in a warm place with some steam in the room can help. I have done this with my bird when he has a minor respiratory problem. A bathroom where the shower has been running until the room is steamy is the easiest way to do this. You could also put the bird in a small room with a steaming pot of water set nearby, though I don't know if that would be as effective. I know in some places pet stores will sell avian antibiotics, but you would have to match the bird's symptoms to the correct antibiotic to treat the bird's illness effectively. One of the best things for any sick bird, though, is quiet and rest. I would cover the cage most of the way to encourage the bird to rest. I hope this helps and that your bird is better soon.
Thank-you. I agree, birds bond with their owner(s) best when one approaches them with patience and gentleness. I have found my budgie to be just as affectionate as any of the more "cuddly" pets such as dogs, cats, or rabbits.
Have a budgieful time with your Pet Budgie!!
At my friend's house and she's got a pet budgie!!
Budgies, or better known in the United States as Parakeets, are the most popular kept parrot. They have been captured since the late 1700’s and remain a popular pet. They originate from Australia and live in large colonies. This parrot comes in many color mutations. Also, a larger version of this parrot is available, often referred to as the English Budgie. The English budgie is a genetic mutation bred for size. They tend to have shorter lives and larger foreheads.Because budgies are so abundant and easily bred in captivity they are found in almost all pet shops. For this reason, they are reasonably priced and are often the first bird purchased before an owner chooses to acquire a larger bird. Owning these tiny parrots has a great deal of benefits compared to their lager cousins such as they are not as loud, not as messy, and come in hundreds of colors. Finding the right color is not difficult and new mutations are constantly being bred and introduced into the pet industry.Owning a budgie is a delightful experience as these parrots have wonderful dispositions. Their playful personalities will add delight into any somber room and watching their antics is comical. It is no wonder experienced bird owners continue to prize their pet budgies as they truly enjoy the company of human companionship if tamed and well socialized.Having a tame Budgie does not mean having a hand fed baby. People who purchase parakeets after weaning find they make wonderful pets and can easily compete with hand fed Parakeets. So it does not matter, but having a tame bird comes down to socialization and interaction. Proper health is also required for a good pet.