100+ Parakeet Names for Male and Female Birds
Some people can be confused between parakeets and parrots. The truth is that a parakeet is a type of parrot, the parrot being a word used for almost 400 different types of bird species from the order Psittaciformes. These are normally tropical birds which share similar characteristics such as a relatively short curved beak, strong legs and feed mostly on seeds and fruit. Parakeets are small parrots which are grouped together mainly because of size, although they share other characteristics.
It is not only a parakeet's size which makes them desired pets. Their beautiful colors, sweet singing and intelligence make them great companions. You have decided to keep a parakeet as a pet, this AnimalWised article has 100+ parakeet names for male and female birds.
Names for male parakeets
When choosing your male parakeet's name, you should know that you have lots of options. Although some may think otherwise, a parakeet cannot ‘talk’ in the same way as a human, even though they can mimic human speech. However, they can be taught to associate certain words. This means they can learn their name. To help them do this, make sure the name is unique, short and easily decipherable from other speech we use regularly in the home.
If you want some cool, unique or simply a good names for male parakeets our list below will help you.
Once you have chosen your name for your male or female parakeet, you may want to know how to choose the right cage for them as well.
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Choosing a name for a female parakeet is just as involved as choosing one for a male. You need to choose something which suits their personality or which reveals something about your own personality and interests. This list of female parakeet names may also be used for male parakeets if you like. Since male and female parrots are not sexually dimorphic, it can be very difficult to tell them apart.
- Little girl
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Probably the most common type of parakeet is the budgerigar, specifically the Australian budgerigar. These small parakeets are very popular as pets and are sold all over the world. However, there are many different types of parakeet and likely more will be seen to be popular pets in the future. They include:
- Australian budgerigar
- Barred parakeet
- Golden-capped parakeet
- Green parakeet
- Green rosella
- Jandaya parakeet
- Mitred parakeet
- Monk parakeet
- Plain parakeet
- Princess parrot
- Turquoise parrot
- White-winged parakeet
Whatever type of parakeet you have adopted into the family, you can find the name for your parakeet. You can also take a look at our article on names for parrots to have even more options.
Differences between male and female parakeets
As we stated above, it can be very difficult to know the sex of your parakeet. Many people are told by a pet shop owner that the bird is male, only to find out they are female or vice versa. Even for experts, it can be very difficult to sex a parakeet, especially when they are younger.
Generally, we can see that males should have a slightly wider beak and will be larger in size, but this is not always the case and the margin of error is slim. If you really need to know the sex of your parakeet, a surefire way is to have a DNA test. However, this requires a specialized laboratory and you are unlikely to find that without the right connections and it could be expensive.
The best thing to do is if you are unsure whether you have a male or female parakeet is to not worry about it. Their care is essentially the same. However, it is true that two males will get along better with each other and keeping a male and female together can lead to fertilization.
Basic care for parakeets
If you have adopted a parakeet or parakeets into your home, you will want to ensure their well-being by providing the right level of care for budgerigars. The first thing you will need is a spacious cage. Ideally, they should also be allowed to leave said cage a few times a day. This will mean you will need to ensure the bird cannot escape from a window, door or any other manner.
Place the cage in a well-lit and cool place which is away from direct sun and cool air. Since parakeets are indigenous to mostly tropical areas, they will not fare well if the air is too cold. However, in the summer or on particularly hot days, you should also provide a little basin of water to help the bird stay cool. Parakeets like to have a little wash whenever they can, but especially when it is hot.
Parakeets are also very intelligent animals and will need plenty of mental stimulation. This will include parrot toys and accessories. If they do not have the right stimulation they can develop behavioral problems such as plucking feathers.
Feeding a parakeet involves providing parakeet-specific bird feed which can be found in most pet stores. You should also combine fresh fruit into their diet, but we should not overdo it. They should only be introduced in a supplementary manner. Providing a cuttlefish bone will also help boost their calcium levels, something very important for keeping the parakeet's bones strong.
Now you know the basic care needs of a parakeet, share your own ideas for parakeet names in the comments below!
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