Pink Australian Budgie Parakeet

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I am looking for a Pink Australian Budgie Parakeet. I have looked in several pet stores in my area Va Beach and they do not carry them and can not even order them but they do tell me they exist. I have also tried looking the on the internet and to no avail. Am I looking for something I'll never be able to find or can you direct me in the right direction?? Any help would be greatful.

From what I understand they are kind of rare and hard to find.

Lisa's Answer
OK I think you're confused here. First, ALL budgies are from Australia. That is the definition of a budgie. Next, ALL budgies are called parakeets. The name parakeet is simply a nickname meaning "little parrot" that applies to budgies.

So all you are really looking for is a budgie that has pink feathers. Budgies have been bred to have all sorts of colors- blue, yellow, purple, even patchworks of different colors. But to be honest I've never seen a pink parakeet. I've never seen a red parakeet either. So if someone has bred a parakeet to be pink or red, it is an unusual thing and even if you could track that breeder down, it would cost a ton of money to buy one of the babies. The feather color on a keet doesn't matter at all, it's like a human having black hair or brown hair. It's just a feather color.

I would really choose a keet based on its individual personality, not on the feather color. You could end up with a really nasty bird that happened to have pink feathers, vs a really friendly, loving, talkative bird that happened to have blue feathers.

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