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Shell Parakeet: Bird Term of the Day

Definitions of words used by pet bird enthusiasts with the pet bird slant.

budgerigar or budgie
The budgerigar is more commonly known as the American parakeet in the United States.

Shell parakeet: (noun) Another name for the Australian parakeet commonly referred to as the budgerigar or budgie (Melopsittacus undulatus). “Shell” refers to its wavy formations on its wings, which are shell like.

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budgies are amazing birdies!
Qing, Rochester, NY
Posted: 7/17/2011 4:38:13 PM
You mean it doesn't mean that it lives among the shells on the beach!?! Well - golly gee-whez!!
Barbara, Kerrville, TX
Posted: 4/28/2011 1:16:34 PM
I am so loving these. If this keeps up I may even learn something. hehehe
Char, Reno, NV
Posted: 7/14/2010 10:39:19 AM
LOL on the "tortoise" comment!
Terry, Houston, TX
Posted: 7/14/2010 2:19:17 AM
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