Looking like a dashing princess and gallivanting around like it owns the joint, introducing the sensational Princess Parrot as our pet profile for this week.
We check out the boisterous and charming Sulphur-Crested Cockatoo for our Pet Profile this week!
Budgerigar, Budgie, Parakeet
Budgerigar's actually originated in Australia over 5 million years ago and are found throughout the mainland (exception of East Coast, north of the Northern Territory, Tasmania and far south west). Flocks, which can range from 3 to the tens of thousands (huge difference... yes), usually reside in mangroves and grassy plains. They are never located far from a water source.
For people immigrating to Australia there are some strict quarantine laws for pets. Usual regulations dictate that upon arrival to Australia, pets must be placed in quarantine for up to 30 days. Quarantine can be financially taxing and may even cause pets to suffer from separation anxiety. The Department of Agriculture (DAFF) has recently announced changes to the import policy of pets much to the benefit of pet owners.
So there you are spending a relaxing night in, happily munching away on a tasty bowl of amazing spaghetti bolognaise loaded with delicious sauce and topped with parmesan cheese. Lo and behold approach your faithful pet - staring at you with their adoring eyes, looking up at you pleadingly for a tidbit.