Domesticated budgerigars were once bred from wild budgerigars or the official name Melopsittacus undulatus and have become the most popular pet bird in the world.
The life span of the Budgerigars is on average 7-8 years but they have been known to live for up to 12 years.
Wild budgerigars are native to Australia.
Budgerigars are swift, agile flyers. In the wild, they travel in large flocks, constantly looking for food and water.
Budgerigars breed during October and November which is early summer in Australia, the reason for this is that they have a good food and water supply. They nest in small tree holes, laying 4-6 eggs which the female broods. The chicks leave the nest after 30 days.