Who Am I?

My name is Coreena and welcome to?Budgies For Beginners.?

I am proud to say, I am a crazy bird lady!

Well, to be a little more specific – a crazy budgie lady.


I love to play with my birds, talk to my birds, and talk to other people about my birds … my favorite phrase – “Kiss, Kiss”


But I wasn’t born like this.? Like good wine and cheese, its taken a while to develop. I am also more than just a budgie lover – much more – but you know, ladies never kiss and tell…

I am a proud mumma to Echo and Arlo – such handsome boys – if I do say so myself – but I am somewhat biased! Arlo is our newest family member.


I’m guessing you might be a beginning bird lover – not so far advanced along the path as I am perhaps, but love is a step by step thing and you have a lot to look forward to!

Maybe you already a budgie or two or ten.?Maybe you’re here for some information about budgies or even just to connect with fellow budgie fans.

I wish I had found this site before I bought my first budgie!? Let me tell you why…

When I first started thinking about getting a budgie I didn’t really think about it too hard.? Crazy yeah?? Just go to the pet shop, buy a bird, bring it home and live happily ever after.? Easy.

Well, sort of.? Here’s what happened:

  • Visit pet shop – tick.
  • Buy the bird – tick.
  • Bring bird home – tick.
  • Live happily ever after – hmmm

With a little more planning, things would have gone more smoothly.

There were so many things I hadn’t thought much about! – cage suitability, budgie care, training, integration with the humans. It was a quick and sharp learning curve about living life with a budgie.

Fast forward a few years and here I am – still in love with my little feathered fids (feathered kids) and wanting to tell the world about how great keeping a budgie can be.

My budgie keeping experience (or lack of it) in the first few weeks is what motivated me to develop this website.? You can learn from my mistakes!

Here’s how I can help you

I will guide you through the stages of budgie ownership from the very first ‘I want a pet’ thought to the inevitable ‘RIP budgie bird my friend’ (it will happen – hopefully not for a long, long time). I might even show you my ‘crafty’ side.

On this site you will find budgie keeping information, budgie toys and treats, product reviews,? delectable budgie themed gifts and just about anything else that takes my fancy and is related to,? wait for it….. BUDGIES!

With good humour and enough information (not too little, not too much), I hope you too will develop into a full blown crazy budgie lover.

Don’t be afraid to say hello – I am a real person! If you have any questions, feel free to leave me a comment and I will be more than happy to help you out.

Lets get started!

Chirp chirp



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