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Melopsittacus undulatus Sometimes referred to as Budgerigar "Budgie"
The cere, the fleshy part above the birds beak, is how to distinguish between male or female. Male cere is usually purplish or blue while females are usually white, tan or brown.
In the wild they are found in the Australian outback. In captivity, they need fresh clean water accessible at all times. Cuttlebones, mineral blocks and a variety of dark greens in addition to parakeet food found in stores. They do well alone, but if you are gone a lot you should pair him with a friend. They love mirrors, toys and bells.
Spotted on Jun 9, 2013
Submitted on Jun 9, 2013