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Small Has it All

Take a good look at budgies, Bourke’s, lovebirds, parrotlets, ‘tiels and lineolated parakeets

By Katy Secor

I have a theory that many of us in aviculture today started off their lifelong love of parrots by caring for a small bird. Whether you are a child, have a child or are an adult, don’t overlook these wonderful treasures. Caring for one of them may open up a fresh, new world for you — I know it did for me.

Most people call the budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus) by its nickname: budgie. However, Americans unfamiliar with its correct name tend to call the budgie a parakeet, which is a generic term for a small parrot used for many of the small bird species. Just remember that  although all budgies are parakeets, not all parakeets are budgies – so use the name budgie.

**For the full article, pick up the 2007 issue of Birds USA**

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Len, New Bedford, MA
Posted: 12/16/2007 9:18:21 AM
Small is delightful. I have a beautiful white faced Cockatiel and a beautiful Bourke parakeet. They are very very tame & my pals. We have a very loving and close relationship with each other and spend lots of time together. Don't miss the joy a small bird can bring.
Betty, Savannah, GA
Posted: 2/1/2007 3:38:01 PM
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