The cocorita, also called wavy parakeets, are small budgies and are native to Australia. They have been bred in the West for hundreds of years, there are different mutations that correspond to different colors. In addition to the common parakeets, there are the English parakeets; it has slightly larger dimensions and has a thicker plumage and a more pronounced forehead. Budgies are very common as pets, this is probably due to the ease of management and the low price or also to the fact that it allows approaching the species even to those who are new to the sector and know little or nothing about the needs of parrots.
The cocorita reaches the maximum length of 17-18 cm and the weight does not exceed 50 grams. They have good longevity considering their small size, they can even reach 10-15 years of age. The price of a parakeet, as already mentioned, is the lowest among all parrots and is between 10 and 20 € for a specimen raised by parents, up to 60-80 € for a hand-reared animal.
in my opinion too low considering the enormous daily work behind it. Budgies are very active parrots always looking for something to do. If left alone, he loves learning exercises and games of skill with his human master-companion. In fact, it is very important to dedicate time every day to strengthen your relationship and have pleasant company when you are at home. They are very affectionate animals and often try to attract our attention to get out of the cage and receive our cuddles. They love sunbathing and swimming. There is one very fundamental thing in nutrition: they should not be given salty food.