I know how frustrating it is to be in the middle of a budgie conversation and suddenly realise you do not know the 'proper' name for that bit above the beak with the nostrils in it! Particularly when you can see the need for that name looming at the end of the sentence you just started....
So, read on, and learn all you need to know to converse freely and confidently. One day it may well be important that you know how to describe your budgie accurately to a vet if disaster strikes.
These are the parts of your budgies anatomy you are most likely to need to know, along with the feather types, which are discussed further on.
It covers most of the things you can see when you look at your budgie. The link below will take you to a picture with the basic external anatomy of a budgie labelled. If you need to know your vent from your tail coverts, then this is the place to start.
Feathers are a vital part of a budgie's anatomy. They give our birds
their shape and beautiful colours, enable them to fly and play a role
in courtship. There are several types of feathers that each do specific jobs such as keeping your budge warm and allowing it to fly. Without feathers they would not survive long so it is important we understand what they are and how they work if we are going to keep our birds safe and well.
Not many of us ever get to see the insides of a budgie, thankfully! However there are times when it is very helpful to be able to picture what bits go where and how they are related.
In the next section we will cover the digestive tract and digestion process of budgies. Firstly, though, I am just going to cover the basics of our budgies internal organs.
Now that we know where all the internal organs are lets look at how your budgie digests its food. The budgie digestion page will show you the important parts of the digestive tract and how it works.