How Much Does a Parakeet Cost?

A parakeet, commonly referred to as budgies or budgerigars, is a term for any one of a large number of unrelated species of parrots.  In general, birds that can be referred to as a parakeet will have a long tail and will be much smaller than their parrot cousins such as a Cockatoo or Macaw.

Parakeets are usually found in warm regions and are typically found in large flocks.  Parakeets have a lot of energy and are very social with each other and with people.  They are mostly bred by their owners and are often sold once they multiply.

parakeet by H. Smithers, on Flickr
parakeet” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by  H. Smithers 

How much is it?

TypePrice Range
Blue Parakeet$10 to $60
Bourke Parakeet$100 to $300
Budgerigars$70 to $175
Canary-wing Parakeet$275 to $400
Grass Scarlet Chested (Splendid)$225 to $350
Grass Turquoisine Parakeet$275 to $400
Indian Ringneck Parakeet$225 to $550
Lineolated Parakeet$150 to $300
Monk Parakeet$50 to $200, depending on color
Mustache Parakeet$400 to $550
Purple Parakeet$15 to $60
Red Rumped Parakeet$400 to $600
Rosella Northern Parakeet$500 to $700

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Average Reported Cost: $133

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How much did you spend?

Was it worth it?  

  1. Olivia Myers (Arnold,  Missouri) paid $19 and said:

    Budgies cost between $15 and $23 around where I live in Missouri.

    Was it worth it? Yes

  2. Lyndan morgan paid $247 and said: said:

    I love my pet parakeet his name is maverik jr. I have him in my room sometimes i let him out but when i fall asleep he sleeps on my chest my friend will come over and maverik will say hello because i tought him that.

    Was it worth it? Yes

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