Biology and domestication of budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus)

Odeh, Dyana (2010) Biology and domestication of budgerigar (Melopsittacus undulatus). Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Ever since the prehistoric times, man has tamed animals and kept them close, so the budgerigar has become the most popular and most numerous type kept as a pet. Although the first budgerigar reached England just in 1840, breeding in cages began some ten years later. A large number of parrots were bred, and they were acclimatized and raised in domesticated conditions, so almost all of the needs for parrots were met from domestic breeding in Europe. Today Australian parrots take up almost 80% of all the birds in the world, and budgerigar come second to dogs when it comes to favorite pets. In this work you will find a brief overview of the ecology of budgerigar, their feeding in the natural environment, domestication, breeding, mutations that emerge during breeding, their habits and behavior, diseases and their treatment. Budgerigars are easy to breed, and their success in conquering the world can be attributed to their adaptability, temperament, easy taming, simple diet and the incredible array of the colors of its feathers. Therefore, it is of no surprise it has become the favorite pet.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Mrakovčić, Milorad
Date: 2010
Number of Pages: 33
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Silvana Šehić
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2014 10:55
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2014 10:55

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