A Budgie has more vertebrae in their neck than a human, this allows them to turn their head up to 180 degrees - so they can basically face backwards!
Budgerigar's (Melopsittacus undulatus) have over 1,000 possible colour combinations. The most common colours are green, yellow, blue and many shades in between.
Budgies are native to Australia and they migrate north and south throughout the country.
The name Budgerigar translates as 'good to eat' in the native dialect of the Australian Aborigine.
Budgies have amazing vision and can register over 150 images per second. This compares to a measly 16 for humans.
They have a third eyelid which you can't see. This helps keep their eyes lubricated and clear of debris.
Their respiration rate is very fast, up to 85 breaths per minute. Their heart rate is also extremely fast at over 300 beats per minute.