Saturday, September 18, 2010

Australia's Oldest Budgie

This budgie looks very similar to Australia's Pretty Boy

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 :)

12 comments:

  1. Wow. I wonder how they manage to live so long? There must be something special about these budgies :)

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  2. They can live long if you give them the right diet, let them fly around each day, give them toys to play with, and a budgie companion (it's cruel to keep your budgie apart), in short, you have to make them happy and give them the life they deserve. They will in turn reward you for making them happy by living by your side as long as possible :)

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  3. That budgie is exactly like mine, my one acts weird and cute sometimes . nice shot!

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  5. my budgie is going on 11 years now, so im pretty glad that hes been around this long. got him when i was 8. wish i had known back then to get him a companion, because as i got older and he did as well he became lonelier and seemingly depressed. i'd do my best to entertain him by leaving the tv on for him when no one is home. its good enough for him since it gets his attention.

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  6. ..is Pretty Boy still alive?? because the post was in year 2010 and now its 2013 !!!!

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    1. I would like to know too! I looked him up but no more updated were posted since last time... I hope that is good news!!!

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  7. My sweet 14yr old budgie died in March this yr. 😞🐦

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  8. My friend has a budgie that is 21 years old. Still well and alive

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  9. I have a budgie who is 14 years old & still going strong

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  10. My parents have a parakeet we think is as old as me. I'll be 30 in December... We're trying to contact the original owners to find some documentation. His name is Spike!

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  11. Wow, you guys are lucky to have budgies that live long. Mine died today and I am so sad. I don't know his exact age but I got the two of them about 6 or 7 years ago I think. His buddy is now alone in his cage. Like most birds, they go downhill very fast...today was the first sign of him not feeling well (lethargic, weak) and he was dead within a few hours. I'm so sad.

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