Budgies are divided into two groups.
On the one hand, we know the ‘standard’ or the ‘small’ budgerigar which is much loved as a pet bird and mixed aviaries, but has recently been re-evaluated as an exhibition bird.
On the other hand, there is the English budgie which is mainly bred for exhibitions.
In the group smaller parakeet we find species like lineolated parakeets, forpus,…
A separate group in the parakeet family are the neophemas. This group originated from Australia, eats mainly smaller seed and their English name, grass parakeet, speaks for itself.