How to Draw a Budgie

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Budgie in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Budgie.

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How to Draw a Budgie - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: A Budgie is a small parrot, and can mimic people's speech very well! To draw one, start by making the top dome of the head with a curved line. Put a downward and left slanting line behind the dome draw the back of the neck. The beak can be drawn with a small curved triangle at the front, with a small oval above it.

Step 2: Now draw the eye by making a circle just behind the beak. Draw a small teardrop shape beneath the eye to add the unique color pattern that Budgies have. Draw the cheek by making a curved line that starts at the bottom of the beak, and slants down and to the left, before curving up and left.

Step 3: Next we draw the wing! Start with a slanting line that goes down and to the left from the back of the bird's neck. It should be a long line, that joins at a point with another line that is drawn up and to the right, spreading away from the wing with a few bumps to imply feathers. End the wing shape with a dome near the top, connecting it into a large, long teardrop shape. Now add loops throughout the wing to create the separate feathers.

Step 4: Now draw the chest with a line that curves down and to the back, starting just below the 'chin' of your bird.

Step 5: To draw the feet, make two crescent lines, one above the other, that join at the outer tips. Add little points at the ends to make the claws, and a line above the two crescents to imply a connection to the body.

Step 6: Last step is to draw the tail. From near the bottom of the wing, draw a line that curves down, coming down to a point. From the back of the foot you've drawn, draw another curved lin that meets with the first. Add a few more lines in between the two to make the individual feathers.

Interesting Facts about Budgies

Budgies are a type of parakeet, which is a breed of parrot. Their full name is budgerigar. Sometimes they are simply called parakeets. There are two kinds of budgies: the normal budgerigar from Australia and the English budgie from England.

Did You Know?

  • From head to tail, budgies are up to 8 inches tall. They are one of the smallest birds of the parrot species.
  • Budgies are known to be better talkers than other parrot species.
  • When a budgie is less than a year old, it is difficult to figure out if it is a male or female.
  • Although budgies are bred to be white, blue, gray, or yellow, their true color is green.
  • The average lifespan of budgies is 7 to 15 years.
  • Budgies normally sleep for 10 to 12 hours a day.
  • Budgies are one of the most popular pets. They are known to do funny tricks, and they love to entertain people.

In the wild, budgies are nomadic birds; this means that they travel from one place another in search of food and water. They can fly for hundreds of miles to find these resources. They live in groups called flocks. Flocks usually consist of thousands of budgies.