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Old 11-08-2013, 06:54 PM
 
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Default If Budgies Escape Into the Wild......

In Southern America (think South Texas, South Florida, South Arizona, or Southern California) in large numbers (say over 50), will they survive and thrive?

How about South America (Amazon river in or near Brazil)?
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Old 11-08-2013, 06:56 PM
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Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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Yes, domestic parakeets/budgies have naturalized in FL and, if I'm not mistaken, CA.
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Old 11-08-2013, 07:06 PM
 
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Yes, domestic parakeets/budgies have naturalized in FL and, if I'm not mistaken, CA.
There are lovebirds and canary-winged parakeets living in the wild in Florida, not budgies.
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Old 11-08-2013, 10:55 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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A common parakeet that has thrived in Florida and many other states is the Quaker/Monk Parakeet. Some states have outlawed these birds to be imported, even as pets.
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Old 11-09-2013, 12:51 AM
 
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Some will survive some won't.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:16 AM
 
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Can we stay on topic and talk about Budgies only?
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:23 AM
 
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I don't think that budgies will run rampant in the wild. Most stories I hear are when a budgie escapes to the wild and is never seen again. Either the environment is too hostile or they fall victim to predators. Most budgies are too colorful for their own good. Easy targets.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:24 AM
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Can we stay on topic and talk about Budgies only?
Time to end this train wreck:

Wings Over Florida | Nonnative (exotic) Species | Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail

Scroll down about 2/3 of the way down the page.
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Old 11-09-2013, 07:29 AM
 
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Interesting article. In all the years I have lived in Florida, South and North, I have never seen colonies of budgies.
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Old 11-09-2013, 11:37 AM
 
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Interesting article. In all the years I have lived in Florida, South and North, I have never seen colonies of budgies.
Because they don't exist.

Canary Winged Parakeet, Conures, and Quakers, those are different stories.
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