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View Poll Results: BUDGIES OR PARAKEETS? What do you refer?
West Coast people (budgies) 4 25.00%
West Coast people (parakeets) 2 12.50%
East Coast people (budgies) 6 37.50%
East Coast people (parakeets) 5 31.25%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 16. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-25-2006, 04:17 PM
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I live on the west coast and everyone say's PARAKEETS and do not know what your talking about if you say BUDGIES. My mom grew up in West Virgina and had budgies. Thats where I had picked the word up from. So which is it? I have a poll. What area of the USA do you live in and what do you call these little birds? West Coast (budgies)? West Coast (parakeets)? East Coast (budgies) East coast (parakeets)? Go to pet stores or craigs list ect. for the west coast you get only parakeets! On the internet, everyone from the east coast refers to budgies. I've had friends come over and say TALK BUDGIE???? They were confused, so lets have the newbies (guest) vistiting know what WE ALL refer these little birds to! Answer the poll!

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Old 09-25-2006, 05:04 PM
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East Coast. I say budgies, but everyone else I know says parakeet. I used to say that too, few years ago.
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Old 09-25-2006, 05:15 PM
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I called them Parakeets until I found out that you can call them Budgies..hehe.
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A Parakeet isn't known as a budgie in England, a Parakeet is like a small parrot, a Parakeet is all green with a red beak, native been India but found mostly in South East England.
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At a Zoo, where I come from I was bit by one, ait hurt like hell and left a dint in my finger...really lovely looking bird, thats why whe npeople was calling budgies parakeets I was confused..did a search before and asked what a parakeet was and it came up with what I said it was.
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The full name of them where I am are Budgerigars.
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I have always found it strange why people call them parakeets..because a budgie is nothing like a parakeet.
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Very interesting! Thanks for all your input!
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East Coast. I say budgies, but everyone else I know says parakeet. I used to say that too, few years ago
Same here, I call them parakeet because no one here calls them budgies

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I grew up calling them budgies, I'm in eastern Canada. There are many different types of parakeets, it is like saying you have a parrot. There are many different types of parrots. As I understood parakeet just means "long tailed parrot".

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