These websites have been reviewed and are highly recommended
by the Tri-State Budgerigar Society for their website set ups, informative articles,
pictures, extensive coverage of numerous subjects and frequent updates. Rather
than directing your questions to us that do not pertain directly to our club or local
area, we invite you to visit any of these sites to find answers to any questions
you may have relating to owning a pet, breeding and exhibiting. The websites are
not in any particular order. They have been broken down by content to help guide
you in obtaining information you are seeking but they are all worth a look.
Websites Geared Towards Exhibition
type (English) Budgerigars
All around good choices for the exhibition type breeder and
United Kingdom based. This is a great site for articles and pictures on many
standard and rare varieties, genetics, breeding, help for beginners, diseases,
links, etc. You do have to click around a little as it is not apparent just how
many articles there really are. Forum / discussion group too.
www.spanglebudgerigars.co.uk/ Spangle Budgerigar Breeders
United Kingdom based. This is a wonderful site for any of you that enjoy Spangles.
There are dozens of pictures, genetics, articles, descriptions, mating
www.budgerigarworld.co.uk/ Budgerigar World Magazine
United Kingdom based. Lots of great articles, pictures, links, breeders listing,
club listing, "Q and A," and magazine subscription ordering.
Forum / discussion group too.
www.worldofbudgerigars.co.uk/ Cyril Rogers World of
The late Cyril Rogers was extremely knowledgeable when it came to budgerigars as
well as other cage birds. Starting in the hobby in 1925, he lectured and wrote
many books and articles over 70 years and helped to develop many of the mutations
as they appeared. This website has been set up as a tribute to him and many of
the articles from his writings are now being posted with more to come. There
are at least 20 articles thus far on subjects like violets, rainbows, fallows, the laws
of inheritance, olives, history of mutations and other topics and varieties.
Both sanctioning societies publish bimonthly publications giving show dates
and locations, area listing of clubs, links, pictures, articles, membership
information and forms for ordering closed traceable breeder bands.
Websites Geared Towards Pets and
American type (small) Budgerigars
Basic Bird Care / FAQ / Taming /
Nutrition / etc.
www.lisashea.com/petinfo/budgie.html Parakeet Training and Care
Contains all kinds of information and very detailed. More than 900 articles
and pictures and very nicely organized for easy searching. Covers safety,
taming, buying, vocalizations, toys, foods, health and too much more to mention.
This page link to Avian Web provides some basic information about budgies
including their description, speaking ability, and how to determine gender.
The page also has links to many other topics relating to budgies such as
nutrition, books, products, etc. Navigation of the site will also provide
additional links to information on other pet bird species, cages, breeders,
event dates, training, attracting wild birds to your yard, and so much more
than can be listed here.
www.budgieplace.com/ The Budgie and Parakeet Place
This is a great site and is run by Mindy Amaral. One of the best for
exhibition bird or pet bird owners when it comes to pictures and descriptions
of varieties and colors and is a great help in identifying the color or
variety of your bird. It is also a great site for care, breeding, taming,
toxic plants, FAQ, breeding, vocalizations and much more. Forum / discussion
www.ultimateparakeet.com The Ultimate Parakeet Resourceby Barbara Ling
An online book by Barbara Ling that covers almost everything relating to
basic budgie ownership. The book is unique in that, although there is relatively
little written for each of the chapters, there are resource links provided
to multiple other sites and even Ebay, that cover the chapter topic.
There are even chapters are about making toys, recipes for homemade foods
and treats, training and finding a lost pet.
Illness / Diseases
www.exoticpetvet.net/avian/budgietiel.html Small Parrots in Health and
Excellent discussions of common bird diseases, including diagnosis and
treatment, with a focus on Budgerigars and Cockatiels. The presentations
are straightforward, highly informative and easy to read.
www.sittich.net/ Sittiche Online
The site is mostly in German or Hungarian but this page is available in English
and covers several ailments and treatments well. It has details on quarantine
and exporting and importing requirements under psittacosis. There is nutrition
information, life expectancies of some bird species and some questions and
answers. At the bottom of the page there is a selection of budgie photos.
Genetics / Breeding / Mating Expectations / History of
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar_colour_genetics Budgerigar Colour Genetics - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
This site provides a history timeline of mutations as they appeared and
contains detailed information on genetics with the ability to hop to dozens
of other links from highlighted words within the articles. Interesting
genetics information, but for the most part, you have to be a molecular
microbiologist or some other highly educated being to follow the articles.
May be too difficult for most people to understand but go there for the
and Variety Standards
http://www.world-budgerigar.org/colourstds.htm WBO Colour Standards
This one has detailed descriptions of all varieties and colors as far as
the World Budgerigar Organization requires and is also used by the
US national societies. Unfortunately, there are no pictures. Set up well
and by clicking on the specific bird in the index, you are taken directly
to the description and standard requirements for that color or variety.