Budgies are some of the most popular pet birds in the United States today. People love them for their colors and their ability to sing, but there are quite a few interesting facts about budgies that you might or might not know. You would be surprised at finding some of the facts about budgies that you never knew before. You will find these facts quite amusing and you will probably like your budgies just a bit more after you have learned these facts. Without further ado, read below for some fun facts.
Budgies can register 150 images per second. Imagine that! With such quick speed, an old school film must look very strange to them. Even with films that move at like 60 images per second, they can basically see them moving. For humans, they can only register 16 images per second. That means if the film were to move at 8 images per second, one can sort of see the images rotating. That would actually be extra slow for budgies.
Budgies also have the ability to see color in the world. They will not have trouble registering different colors. No more black and white films for these budgies. They want to see everything in color!
Another interesting fact is that they can count. Yes, they have the ability to count. Can they count up to 10,000? Unfortunately that is not possible. But they do have the ability to count up to three. That is quite amazing. This is because they can store a bit of memory in their brains. For instance, they can hear a range of sounds from 400 to 20,000 Hz and can store them for a bit. So to think that birds are not intelligent would be a big mistake. In fact, they are smarter than most animals.
One more thing, they are sort of like owls in the sense that they can turn their heads 180 degrees. Is that not interesting? They would have so much fun during Halloween. That also gives them a great visual. This is because in their natural habit, it is important for them to be able to look at all directions so that they do not get attacked by predators easily.
Lastly, one more interesting fact is that they go to the bathroom a lot. While you would think some other animals go to the bathroom a lot, but budgies will beat that easily. They go at every twelve to fifteen minutes. That is quite impressive and you would have to clean up very often if you were to take your budgies to places. Good thing that typically they like to stay within their own bird cage. Otherwise, it would be a big nightmare.
After all these fun facts, hopefully you will find more enjoyment in your pet and you can start noticing some of the actions they do and appreciate them for the wonderful creatures that they are. Be sure to look out for more interesting facts perhaps you will find more for everyone to enjoy.
Source by Curtis Cheung