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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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steph - 2004-09-17
Before deciding to purchase a mate/friend for your budgie take note; many budgerigars, once given a feathered friend, will not be as friendly as they once were. They will still continue to sit on your hand, etc, but may stop talking to you.

Also when training a budgerigar to speak DO NOT give it a mirror, it may ignore you. The main reason they are so friendly and talkitive is due to them believeing that they are human, like their owners. They then mimic and interact to gain your love, attention and affection. With a mirror they believe that there is another bird in the cage, and will interact with the reflection rather than you.

Another tip on teaching budgerigars to talk. Once the bird is trained to sit on you (and not fly away) take it into a dark, quiet room, with no distractions for you or the bird, and procede to repeat the phases you wish it to learn. Also talking in a voice higher than usual (but still clear) and a tad slower than usual may help.

And like most animals using food rewards and positive reinforcement will aid in the training process. Small pieces of apple, corn kennels and millet sprays are some examples of food treats and giving the bird positive attention and allowing it the play outside (fly around a safe and enclosed area) are examples of positive reinforcement which yield positive results.

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ROSIE - 2004-09-17
I have a russian dwarf called mrs nibbles even tho it is a boy i thought it was a girl b4 i recently got it he is gr8 a little nippy but gr8 and cuddly

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hunter - 2004-09-17
I just got my male hedgie today at 8:00. It was a birthday present from my parents. His name is chester. He is such a wonderful pet and is pretty friendly already after about an hour. He makes weird clicking noises. He is about a year old and he was $120.99.

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JARRED - 2004-09-16
i love my rabbit jasmine is is the darndest thing BUT I LOVE HER TO DEATh



I LIVE IM MO.

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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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brad - 2004-09-16
I have a parakeet of this type. He is green, blue, yellow and black and squalks when there is a lot of noise or music playing or can hear other birds outside. His name is Jesse and he is a good pet. He loves to get out of his cage and fly around the house.

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patrick denton - 2004-09-16
Hi, Ihave a Blue n Gold Macaw named Buddy he is 2 1/2 yrs old i have had him for 2 yrs .although i have a family Buddy will only let me handle him . he trusts me completly and will lay down next to me when i nap,he is so smart that he amazes me everyday.like other macaws i have read about he is very good ae watching me put things together then proceeds to take them apart ,he is truley a member of my family for life.. patrick & buddy
9/16/04

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tre - 2004-09-16
my livingston is the king of my tank...granted the tank is still new. I have 2 zebras,1 african hap,1 african jewell and 1 algae eater. none of the fish mess with the algae for he is the biggest of the tank...then again he just hangs out in a cave a the bottom of the tank.

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Anonymous - 2004-09-15
they are fun to play with

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Heather - 2004-09-15
I am the proud new owner of a handsome, vibrant red Betta. I have noticed that already he acknowledges who I am when I come in from being out of my room. I also noticed that Bettas make taking care of them very easy. Yesterday, my Betta stopped eating and swimming around. He basically sat in one spot near the surface. When he did move, he didn

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OS - 2004-09-15
Well worth the Money! One of my most beautiful fish!

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