Is There a Difference Between a Parakeet and a Budgie?

Gabriella M. expresses,


I’ve always had parakeets or budgies growing up.


I’ve always had one male and we always bonded.


I taught them to speak they all knew many many words they were adorable so I’m in the market for another budgie or parakeet but could you tell me the difference?


Is there a difference between a parakeet and a budgie?


Did I have budgies or parakeets? I heard somebody say that budgies are smarter than parakeets so I just want to know if I actually had budgies?



Dear Gabriella

The name budgie comes about from the actual name of the birds that are called Budgerigars. Budgerigars are in the parakeet family.


Budgies are called parakeets as the norm, but there are many other parrots also in the parakeet family.


So basically all budgies are parakeets, but not all parakeets are budgies.




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He's handled a 1000 birds of numerous species when they visited monthly birdie brunches in the old Portage Park (Chicago, IL) facility. The one with the parrot playground. Mitch has written and published more than 1100 articles on captive bird care. He's met with the majority of  CEO's and business owners for most brands in the pet bird space and does so on a regular basis. He also constantly interacts with avian veterinarians and influencers globally.

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