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If you like the look of a parrot but prefer a more petite version, then a Parakeet or Budgie may be the right bird for you. They are true members of the parrot family, as evidenced by their markings and build. They also have the ability to speak, just as their larger relatives do. The main difference, aside from size, is that Parakeets cannot physically scream at the volume of a large parrot. For this reason, they are a good choice for bird owners that want a quieter pet. They can easily learn to talk but their petite voices make them difficult to hear. 

There are many Budgies’ needing homes, so think of adopting one from an adoption and education foundation or parrot rescue.