Since budgerigars were first imported into this country in 1840, their popularity has never waned. Budgerigars are not difficult pets to manage; they are very hardy, and resultantly, a properly cared-for budgerigar will seldom ail. This book contains a helpful guide to all elements of budgerigar care and management, perfect for anyone with an interest in keeping these wonderful birds. The chapters of this book are: 'The Budgerigar—Origins and Colour'; 'Housing'; 'The Budgerigar as a Pet'; 'Choosing the Stock'; 'Feeding'; 'Breeding'; 'Success in Rearing Problem'; 'Exhibiting'; 'Teaching to Talk', and 'Budgies Have Few Ailments'. This text has been elected for modern republication due to its educational value, and we are proud to republish it here complete with its original illustrations and a new introduction to the subject of aviculture.