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 whatWE ALLrefer these little birds to! Answer the poll!
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.
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".