Saturday, September 18, 2010
Australia's Oldest Budgie
According to the Guinness World Book of Records, the oldest budgie ever lived in England. His name was Charlie, and he reached the age of 29 years!
Now people tried to find out if there's any pet budgie in Australia that is approaching Charlie's age. They received a letter from Betty Cummings, who lives in New South Wales. Betty has a male blue budgie called "Pretty Boy", who is 26 years old. Pretty Boy's breeder confirmed the age. Betty, age 78, lost her husband two years earlier, and now the budgie keeps her company.
It is possible that Pretty Boy is the oldest budgie in Australia at the moment - he may even break Charlie's record as the oldest budgie in recorded history. This could be a nice coincidence, given that budgies are originally Australian birds :)