What triggers budgies to breed and reproduce? And how can we reduce or limit these behaviors in our homes?
Despite seeing our birds every day, many of us are unsure about the “proper” names for our budgie’s color and pattern. Budgie color mutations are a hotly discussed and researched topic, and it’s easy to feel lost in this ocean of information. To help you navigate, we’ve compiled a major mutation guide (with photos!) so you can better understand what makes your flock unique.
Our pet budgies come in a rainbow of colors, garnering names like opaline cinnamon, sky blue spangle, and recessive pied all due to their unique combinations of genes. To understand how selective breeding has resulted in such diverse plumage, you’ll need to master one of the simplest genetic tools in the book: Punnett squares!
Have you ever wondered why your pet budgies look different from their wild counterparts, or how green and yellow budgies can produce chicks with blue or white coloration? It’s all to do with the science of feathers!