View Full Version : For: People Knowledgeable of Birds/Parakeets

04-14-2002, 05:05 PM
I have been wanting to know what type of parakeet as described:white with an aqua breast. Is this just a typical parakeet, or a certain kind of parakeet? Are they rarer than other parakeets? I've mostly seen parakeets that are green, yellow, etc. But once in a while I see one as described above. Thank you if you reply to this.

04-14-2002, 05:55 PM
Hey there. I'm assuming you are referring to the budgerigar affectionately known as budgies but most commonly called "parakeets." I've found some links to answer your questions about the color variations in these sweet pets!

drawings of the various colors

"Although the Budgerigar in the wild is usually a green, yellow and black bird, the Budgerigar breeders have come up with a rainbow of colors to enjoy and puzzle over."

"Budgerigars come in a wide range of colors. The Light Green is the natural, wild color. In captivity, where predators are not a concern, color has no bearing on health or disposition. It's a myth that the Albinos and Lutinos (all white and all yellow, both with red eyes) are blind or suffer from extremely diminished vision. I've kept both in walk in walk-in cages with lots of other Keets. Some of the other popular colors are Blue, and the several forms of Pied (splashed-colored). There is also a Crested mutation of the feathers of the head. These birds seem to possess the same Beatle hair-do as the Gloster Canary, though the genetics are completely different."

OK, thats all I've got! Enjoy ~ Kate:D

04-14-2002, 07:56 PM
Finally someone who knows about the curly feathered keets. I am going to go pick some up in about a week. I think they look adorable. :p There are many different kinds of keets but if you are considering getting one I would suggest a green one. These tend to live longer and have less genetic flaws. I have a latino and an albino. They are not blind. I can't believe people think that. It is funny what some people believe. :p

04-15-2002, 10:03 AM
Thanks a lot! Do all young budgies have black stripes?

04-15-2002, 10:25 AM
Not all do but it is safe to say that most do unless the are albino or latino. Hope this helps. Keep me posted on whether you decide to get one or not. Want to see pics of mine?:D

04-15-2002, 03:42 PM
I would LOVE to see pics of your budgies!