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Our English Boys
“Freud” is super tame, calm, and eager to hop onto your hand — he doesn’t have a nervous bone in his body! He passed his exceptional personality onto his 8 babies. Yellowface sky dominant pied male English budgie. Possibly split for cinnamon, recessive pied, and/or opaline. Brother to “Sigmund”. DOB Jan 2011 by Terry Travis. (2T-08 11)
“Sigmund” was not raised by us but he has a very calm personality. He isn’t flustered by having my hand in his cage and he readily perches on my hand to eat millet treats. Sigmund comes with a 5 generation pedigree and is a proven breeder of chicks with lovely temperaments (2 clutches). Yellowface gray pied male English budgie (split opaline; possibly split for cinnamon, recessive pied). Brother to “Freud”. DOB Jan 2011 by ABS breeder Terry Travis in CA (2T-07 11).
“Slam-Dunk”: Yellowface sky blue male English budgie. DOB Spring 2011 from Ken in Salt Lake City.
“Patootie” was raised and hand-fed by Anderson Aviary. He’s raised 2 fantastic clutches for us. Grey-green opaline English budgie male. Split: blue, TEXAS CLEARBODY (a rare mutation!) and cinnamon-wing. DOB Nov 2009.
“Homewood”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Grey-green cinnamon-wing English budgie male. Split: blue and opaline; possibly split Texas Clearbody. DOB Aug 2011 by Patootie x Huron. Pictured here at 6 weeks of age.
“Basil”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Skyblue cinnamon-wing male English budgie. Split: opaline; possibly TCB. DOB Oct 27, 2011 by Patootie x Huron. Pictured here at 5 months of age.
Our American x English Cross Boys
“Neptune”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Violet blue opaline spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split for greywing; possibly split ino. Pictured here as a baby at 4 weeks of age. DOB Nov 2010 from Sunny x Hydrangea.
“Toto”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Rainbow Spangle (yellowface skyblue opaline spangle) male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: possibly split ino. DOB Feb 2011 from Sunny x Rainbow. His coloring is even more spectacular in person!
“Jupiter”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Light-green opaline spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: greywing and blue; possibly split ino. DOB 11/10 from Sunny x Hydrangea. Pictured here at 4 weeks of age.
“Mars”: Raised and hand-fed by us. His color is radiant! Violet blue opaline spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split for greywing; possibly split ino. Pictured here as a baby at 8 weeks of age. DOB Nov 2010 from Sunny x Hydrangea.
“Picasso”: Raised and hand-fed by us. 1 year old male. He has a feisty, playful personality and loves to be whistled at and talked with. He hasn’t been bred before (he just turned of age). Dark-green or violet-green male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: blue, greywing or clearwing, opaline; possibly split Texas clearbody and cinnamon-wing. DOB Feb 2011 from Patootie x Lilac.
“O’Malley”: Bred and hand-fed by us. Skyblue violet (sf) spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: opaline; possibly greywing. DOB Oct 28, 2011 by Mars x Erie. Pictured here at 5 months of age.
“Mark Sloan”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Skyblue violet (sf) spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: opaline; possibly greywing. DOB Oct 2011 by Mars x Erie.
“Barkley”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Violet (sf) pied (spotted) spangle male English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: cinnamon, possibly recessive pied. DOB Oct 24, 2011 by Ontario x Marley. Pictured here at 5 months of age.
“Ottawa”: Raised and hand-fed by us. He is tame, playful, bold, talkative! Yellowface blue dominant pied American parakeet. DOB March 2011 from Navaho x Rain. Split: possibly for greywing. Markings: clear tail and wings; small blue spot low center belly and under tail.
Our American Parakeet Boys
“Tweed”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Light-green and yellow opaline greywing dominant pied male American parakeet. Split: blue, recessive pied. DOB 2/11 by Sunshine x Paisley.
“Cory” has a sweet, curious personality and he perches on a hand for treats. He was not raised by us. Albino male American parakeet. DOB 2010.
Our English Budgie Girls
“3-Point Play”: Opaline yellowface skyblue cinnamon (Rainbow Cinnamon) female English budgie. DOB Spring 2011 by Ken in Salt Lake City.
“Ego”: DOB Feb 2011. English budgie female. Goldenface skyblue normal (or green split blue). 2T-70 11 by Terry Travis.
Our American x English Cross Girls
“Lassie”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Skyblue cinnamon spangle female English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: possibly recessive pied. DOB Oct 21, 2011 by Ontario x Marley. Pictured here at 5 months of age.
“Miranda Bailey”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Violet (sf) opaline spangle female English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: possibly greywing. DOB Nov 1 2011 by Mars x Erie. Pictured here at 5 months of age.
“Cookie” is curious and bold and will eat out of a hand (not bred by us nor hand-fed). Yellowface gray spangle female English budgie x American parakeet cross. DOB 7/7/11 from Connie K by Groceries x Cupcake. Split: greywing. (Groceries: Eng GG spangle from Kim in UT x Cupcake: Amer YF greywing pied from Connie). Pictured here at 7 months.
“Georgia O’Keeffe”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Her mutation is rare! Opaline grey-green Texas Clearbody (a rare mutation; visually all mustard yellow throughout with black markings) female English budgie x American parakeet cross. Split: blue; greywing or clearwing. DOB Feb 2011 from Patootie x Lilac. Pictured here at 7 months of age.
Our American Parakeet Girls
“Polly”: Raised and hand-fed by us. Violet greywing female American parakeet (split: recessive pied). DOB May 2010.
“Rainbow”: Opaline yellow-faced blue-violet clearflight pied female. Not raised by us.
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More Budgie Parakeet Pages
Nutrition and Food Recommendations: Birds fed seed-only diets have a much shorter life span. We provide lists of healthy foods and show you how to grow your own sprouts.
Colors, Varieties, Mutations, Genetics: Budgie Parakeets come in a rainbow of colors. This page has beautiful photos with variety and mutation descriptions.
How To Care For Your Budgie Parakeet: What is the best cage and how should I set it up? How do I keep my budgie healthy and safe? What are the best toys and playtime activities? How do I trim their wing feathers?
FAQ (frequently asked questions): What is a budgie parakeet’s personality like? What are the differences between American parakeets and English budgies? How do you tell a male from a female? Should you keep one, two or more? How long do they live? Where did the species originate?
Training, Tricks, Talking: A step-by-step guide for finger-training, trust-building, and bonding. Watch informative and entertaining video demonstrations. Find out how many words they can learn to say.
Play gyms, Stands and Perches: How to make your own (or order a custom one from us).
Homemade Aviaries and Flight Cages: How to converted used furniture into large flight cages and beautiful indoor aviaries.
Parakeet Food and Supplies Market: We offer organic, homemade bird food plus other essential bird supplies.
Budgie Parakeet Breeder in Colorado: Our family raises, hand-feeds, trains and adores budgie parakeets! Learn more about our selective breeding program and view our gorgeous, tame birds.
Inside Our Aviary: See where our birds live — flight enclosures, breeding room, play gyms.
Our Flock of Budgie Parakeets: Take a peek at our gorgeous feathered friends. Lots of photos with color mutations listed!
Adorable Pictures of Our Hand-fed Babies: Come ooh and aahh over all the cuteness and watch them grow up!
Pre-Adoption Questionnaire: If you are interested in adopting one (or more) of our parakeets, please respond to these questions.
Budgie Baby Waiting List: I know how hard it is to wait when you’re excited but I promise you, the wait is worth it!
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Do the males or females talk more or at all?
Lynn, generally speaking, hand-raised males are more apt to talk more. You can read more about the gender differences on our FAQ page: https://puppiesareprozac.com/budgie-parakeet/as-pets-faq/
I am going to be getting a budgie from you, and I was wondering if a boy or a girl would be better personality, training, cuddling, etc. wise.
Could you also tell me everything you teach your budgies before they are sold? Thank you!
Which is better a boy or girl?
I’m so proud of our birds. I love the birds that we raised together. And I love you mom.
I’m new to parakeets. I bought one today at the pet store because I’ve done my research and found out that they make great pets. I have been trying to figure out what the coloring of mine is considered. Could you help me out if I sent you a picture? I’ve viewed your website a couple of times and you sound like an expert! It would be awesome if you could help me learn more about my bird.
Thank you (:
I created a very detailed page with color, variety and mutation descriptions and photos: https://puppiesareprozac.com/budgie-parakeet/colors-varieties-mutations-genetics/. Enjoy your new pet!
Your birds are just stunning!
What a great treasure you have in these feathered friends.
They would win competitions, I am sure. (Perhaps they already have!)
Thanks for the photos.
What are the evident benefits to breeding the “american” strain back into the “exhibition” strain? How does lifespan compare? I have two crossed budgies in my room, but the sampling is too small for me to draw any conclusions. They are much more flight adept than my English have been, and so they reap the benefits of much more exercise. So far they have both been exceptionally healthy, owing–I suspect–to the genetics material they inherited from an exceptionally long lived, uber-alpha American male who sired almost everything in my room. They inherited their mothers size, but they have there fathers sleek athletic lines instead of her waddly inept physicality. I think the are exquisitely proportioned and have already outlived their English budgie mother, but not come near their father’s 15 years. I believe, at least in this pair, that they embody the best of both strains in idealized form….
Just curious what your larger sampling has indicated.
PS: Do you know of anyone breeding “crosses” in the central Florida region?
Do u have any violet male English budgies??
Interested in a puff head Large EnglishxAmerican tame boy Do you ever come to Stlmo???
My Fiance and I just adopted 2 sweet budgies from a friend of mine, so our 2 had more friends to play with, but taking a look at them, I’m a tad worried. The two we just got are older than the other two, but are smaller than them. Is it possible we got crossbreeds, or even English budgies from the shop where we adopted the original two? I just don’t know if I should worry about the new babies being so much smaller than our big boys.
So I think you are offering to sell your older, adult birds? Do I understand this clearly? Please let me know. I would so much love to have a loving bird, not aggressivel I’ve actually raised some parakeets and hand feed them around the clock….its exhausting but when we were done we had Bugger, Horsefly and Piglet. They were so great. Each having their own personality. They all talked and truly they were a hoot!!!
Hi! I’ve had my budgie for ten days and we have bonded very nicely! He is very tame and lets me scratch his head! How issue is that he seems to be unable to spend time by himself in his cage. It is hard to get him in there during the day and once he’s in he acts like a feathered hurricane. Would you say getting a bigger cage might help? How do I train him to spend time by himself in the cage? Thank you!
A solo budgie is a lonely budgie. Unless you can spend hours every day keeping one bird company, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND MORE THAN ONE. Some people worry that if they keep more than one budgie, the birds won’t bond with them. But consider this: wild budgies are social flock animals who live in large communities — they have lots of friends! As long as you spend ample time with them, they will consider you a part of their flock family and bond with you as well. Two or more budgies can come out of their cage and play with you, then keep each other company when they have to go back ‘home’ to their cage. And watching budgies interact with one another is VERY entertaining — it’s one of the highlights of budgie keeping! Without exception (that I can recall), everyone who has adopted one budgie has soon come to the conclusion that two would have been better.
I don’t know when you sent this, but I hope this helps: I agree that another budgie will help, but also make sure that your cage is big enough…length is more important than height as they fly horizontally, not vertically. A 32 – 36 inch cage in length is best.. Also make sure you have shredding toys as well as foraging toys to help keep them engaged and occupied, which are natural behaviors for them. I have at least four in the cage at a time, and trade them out for others to keep their interest. My budgies love home, and will even go in by themselves as they get hungry, tired, or just want to play with their toys….Good luck!
Hey, I was wondering if there is a young male Budgie Parakeet that is very colorful, like toto, that is basically like a “crackhead” loves to ,talk ,climb ,interact , etc. That’s for sale? I’m planning to get my boyfriend one and I’m really trying hard to find one at a good price.
He loves fun, “rainbow” birds.
Thanks for your interest in our budgie parakeets. Our specialized breeding program is on hold. To keep an eye out for future updates to our flock status, you may want to “like” our Facebook page. Alternatively, you can bookmark our webpage and check back.
How could I adopt number one, and where are you located? I’d like one that is hand fed, very tame and easily talkable! How much are your budgies? I live in Sandy hill, Ottawa.
I am located in Colorado, USA. Sorry, I don’t ship my birds.