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How long do budgies live?

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An average life span for a budgie is between five and eight years, but budgies can live up to 15 years if given proper care. The full name for budgie is budgerigar. Budgies are among the smallest of the parrot species, with an overall length between 7 and 8 inches.

Budgies raised in cages grow to be larger than wild budgies. Budgies are some of the most-impressive talking birds and have larger vocabularies and better clarity than larger parrot species such as macaws and cockatoos. Budgies have a light-green body color. The budgie was first discovered in 1803 and has become the third-most-popular pet, trailing only dogs and cats.


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