About Parakeets

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There are many types of parakeets. If you are looking for a pet bird, learn about parakeets in this free video clip.

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Hi, today we're talking about Budgies and what they are, or parakeets. Parakeets come from Australia and Asia, and there's many different species of Parakeets. The most common in captivity are Budgies. But, there's also Rosella parakeets, often times, Quaker parakeets, also known as Monk parakeets, and there's Plum faced, Plum headed, which are from Asia. So there's a lot of different species out there. This is the most common one kept in captivity. They are from Australia, and are, all parakeets are parrots, so they're Citerzines, they have a hooked beak, they're Omnivores and mostly eat grains. They all have two feet, two toes in front and two toes behind, and a lot of them will pick up food with their feet, except for the smallest ones. They have a long pointy tail and generally are very, very strong fliers.


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