IMG 0367
Melopsittacus undulatus
Conservation Status: Least Concern
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Habitat: Woodland and grasslands near water
Weight: 1 - 1.4 ounces
Average Lifespan: 3 - 6 years
Incubation Period: 18 - 20 days
Number of Young: 5 - 6

- A budgie can have up to 3,000 feathers covering their body
- They have a high resting breathing rate at 65 - 85 breaths per minute
- They also have high heart rates at 300 times per minute
- Budgies have monocular vision meaning that they can move and see out of each eye independently of the other one
- Their eyes are also interesting as they have a third, rarely visible eyelid which helps to keep the birds eyes clean and lubricated
- Budgies can swivel their heads up to 180 degrees

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