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Can you pass this budgie birds quiz? These birds are also known as parakeets in America and are a parrot species that stands out from the rest. The bird is considered tiny and can talk better than other parrot species. The birds are not loners, and one should not only get one as a pet. This quiz will help see just how well you know the parakeets and their characteristics.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    The word "Budgie" actually used to mean?

    • A.

      Happy

    • B.

      Good to eat

    • C.

      Good bye

    • D.

      Small bird

    Correct Answer
    B. Good to eat
    Explanation
    The word "Budgie" actually used to mean "good to eat" refers to the fact that budgerigars, commonly known as budgies, are small parrots that are often kept as pets. However, in some cultures, they are also consumed as food. Therefore, the term "good to eat" accurately describes one of the meanings associated with the word "Budgie".

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  • 2. 

    The budgies sciantific name is?

    • A.

      Budgerigar

    • B.

      Munlopusticotos

    • C.

      Melopsittacus undulatus

    • D.

      Tahosemiconture alieka

    Correct Answer
    C. Melopsittacus undulatus
    Explanation
    The correct answer is Melopsittacus undulatus. Melopsittacus undulatus is the scientific name for budgerigar, which is a small parrot species native to Australia. The scientific name is derived from "melos" meaning song, "psittacos" meaning parrot, and "undulatus" meaning wavy, referring to the bird's unique vocalizations and the wavy patterns on its feathers. This scientific name is widely accepted and used by researchers and experts in the field.

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  • 3. 

    A budgies bar spaceing in his cage should be a(an) __________ wide. -half inch -inch -2 inches

    Correct Answer
    half inch
    Explanation
    The correct answer is half inch because budgies need enough space to move around comfortably in their cage. A half inch spacing allows them to spread their wings and hop between perches without any restrictions. It also prevents them from getting their head or body stuck between the bars. A wider spacing may pose a safety risk for the budgie as it could potentially escape or injure itself. Therefore, a half inch spacing is the ideal width for a budgie's cage bars.

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  • 4. 

    Budgies need how many hours of sleep each day?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      8

    • C.

      10

    • D.

      12

    Correct Answer
    C. 10
    Explanation
    Budgies need 10 hours of sleep each day. Sleep is crucial for budgies as it allows them to rest, recharge, and maintain their overall health and well-being. During sleep, budgies can relax their muscles, conserve energy, and process information they have learned during the day. Sufficient sleep also helps to regulate their metabolism and hormone levels. Therefore, providing budgies with a quiet and dark environment for 10 hours of uninterrupted sleep is essential for their physical and mental health.

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  • 5. 

    Which kind of budgie food is healthier for budgies? Seeds or Pellets?

    Correct Answer
    seeds, seed
    Explanation
    Seeds are considered healthier for budgies compared to pellets because they closely resemble the budgies' natural diet in the wild. Seeds provide essential nutrients, healthy fats, and natural fiber that promote their overall well-being. Additionally, budgies enjoy the process of cracking open seeds, which helps to keep their beaks and jaw muscles strong. However, it is important to offer a variety of seeds and supplement their diet with fresh fruits, vegetables, and occasional pellet treats to ensure a balanced and nutritious diet for budgies.

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  • 6. 

    Budgies live to be__ to __ years old.

    • A.

      6 to 12

    • B.

      8 to 14

    • C.

      9 to 11

    • D.

      5 to 10

    Correct Answer
    B. 8 to 14
    Explanation
    Budgies, also known as parakeets, have an average lifespan of 8 to 14 years. This range is influenced by various factors such as genetics, diet, and overall care. While some budgies may live shorter lives, others can exceed the upper end of this range with proper care and attention.

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  • 7. 

    In the WILD, budgies are what two colors?

    Correct Answer
    yellow & green
    yellow and green
    green and yellow
    green & yellow
    green, yellow
    yellow, green
    Explanation
    Budgies in the wild can be found in two colors: yellow and green. These colors can be seen individually or in combination, with both yellow and green feathers present on their bodies.

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  • 8. 

    Budgies are the ______ most popular pet bird.

    • A.

      1st

    • B.

      2nd

    • C.

      3rd

    • D.

      4th

    • E.

      5th

    Correct Answer
    C. 3rd
    Explanation
    Budgies are the third most popular pet bird because they are small, colorful, and easy to care for. They are also known for their ability to mimic human speech, which makes them a popular choice for pet owners. Additionally, budgies are relatively low maintenance and can adapt well to different living environments, making them a popular choice for both experienced and first-time bird owners.

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  • 9. 

    A budgie holds the number ______ spot in the world record book of the amount of words a parrot can say? (over 2000!)

    • A.

      1

    • B.

      2

    • C.

      3

    • D.

      4

    • E.

      5

    Correct Answer
    A. 1
    Explanation
    Budgies hold the number 1 spot in the world record book of the amount of words a parrot can say, with over 2000 words.

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  • 10. 

    A budgie is in the parakeet family. How many species of parakeets are there?

    • A.

      About 40

    • B.

      About 510

    • C.

      About 120

    • D.

      About 370

    Correct Answer
    C. About 120
    Explanation
    The correct answer is about 120. This means that there are approximately 120 species of parakeets.

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  • 11. 

    Budgies are NOT considered a parrot.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Budgies are actually considered a type of parrot. They belong to the parrot family, known as Psittacidae, and are commonly referred to as budgerigars or parakeets. They share many characteristics with other parrot species, such as their small size, colorful plumage, ability to mimic sounds, and their zygodactyl feet. Therefore, the statement that budgies are not considered a parrot is false.

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  • 12. 

    Which of these is NOT proper care for a budgie?

    • A.

      Change water every other day

    • B.

      Clean the cage once a month (grates, bars, perches)

    • C.

      Keep temperature above 65 degrees at all times

    • D.

      Let budgies eat the pits of fruits

    • E.

      Try to play with everyday

    • F.

      Allow budgies to play with other pets

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Change water every other day
    B. Clean the cage once a month (grates, bars, perches)
    D. Let budgies eat the pits of fruits
    F. Allow budgies to play with other pets
    Explanation
    The given correct answer is "Let budgies eat the pits of fruits." This is not proper care for a budgie because the pits of fruits, such as cherries or peaches, can be toxic to them. Budgies should only be fed the flesh of fruits without the pits or seeds to ensure their safety and well-being.

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  • 13. 

    Budgies should be bought in _____ numbers.

    Correct Answer(s)
    even
    Explanation
    Budgies should be bought in even numbers because they are highly social birds that thrive in pairs or groups. When kept alone, budgies can become lonely and bored, which can negatively impact their mental and physical well-being. By purchasing them in even numbers, they can engage in social interactions, preen each other, and provide companionship, leading to a happier and healthier life for the budgies.

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  • 14. 

    Budgies can register up to 150 images per second. (humans can only register 16)

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Budgies, also known as parakeets, have a much higher visual processing speed compared to humans. They can register up to 150 images per second, whereas humans can only register around 16 images per second. This means that budgies have a much faster ability to perceive and process visual information than humans do. Therefore, the statement that budgies can register up to 150 images per second is true.

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  • 15. 

    Can budgies see colors?

    • A.

      YES

    • B.

      No, only some shades of grey

    • C.

      No

    • D.

      Yes, but not like how we see colors

    Correct Answer
    D. Yes, but not like how we see colors
    Explanation
    Budgies can see colors, but not in the same way humans do. While humans have three types of color receptors (red, green, and blue), budgies only have two (ultraviolet and blue). This means that they can see a limited range of colors and may perceive them differently than humans.

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  • 16. 

    What is the most common problem for female budgies?   Being  _ _ _    _ _ _ _ _.

    Correct Answer
    egg bound
    Explanation
    Egg binding is a common problem for female budgies. This occurs when an egg becomes stuck in the reproductive tract, preventing it from being laid. It can be caused by various factors such as calcium deficiency, inadequate nesting material, or genetic predisposition. If left untreated, egg binding can be life-threatening for the bird, leading to infection or organ damage. Prompt veterinary intervention is necessary to assist in the egg's passage or to perform a surgical procedure if required.

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  • 17. 

    Budgies can turn their heads ______ degrees?

    • A.

      90

    • B.

      180

    • C.

      About 130

    Correct Answer
    B. 180
    Explanation
    Budgies can turn their heads 180 degrees. This means that they have the ability to rotate their heads halfway around, allowing them to have a wide range of vision and flexibility in their movements. This is a common characteristic among many birds, including budgies, as it helps them to be aware of their surroundings and spot potential threats or sources of food.

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  • 18. 

    How often do budgies poop?   Every __ to __ minutes.

    • A.

      5 to 10

    • B.

      10 to 15

    • C.

      15 to 20

    • D.

      25 to 30

    Correct Answer
    B. 10 to 15
    Explanation
    Budgies have a high metabolic rate, which means they digest and process food quickly. As a result, they need to eliminate waste frequently. The correct answer, 10 to 15 minutes, suggests that budgies poop every 10 to 15 minutes. This frequent elimination is necessary for their overall health and to maintain a clean and hygienic environment in their habitat.

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  • 19. 

    Budgies have 3 eye lids.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Budgies have 3 eyelids, which is a fact. This is because they have an upper eyelid, a lower eyelid, and a third eyelid called the nictitating membrane. The nictitating membrane is a translucent eyelid that helps protect the budgie's eyes from dust, debris, and bright light. Therefore, the statement "Budgies have 3 eyelids" is true.

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  • 20. 

    Which three are SAFE for budgies to eat?

    • A.

      Avocado

    • B.

      Kiwi

    • C.

      Onions

    • D.

      Chocolate

    • E.

      Peas

    • F.

      Pomgranetes

    • G.

      Potato Shoots

    • H.

      Bleach

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. Kiwi
    E. Peas
    F. Pomgranetes
    Explanation
    Kiwi, peas, and pomegranates are safe for budgies to eat. Avocado, onions, chocolate, potato shoots, and bleach are toxic to budgies and should be avoided.

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