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Linda - 2013-07-11
I have a parakeet (I believe female) who hasn't had a cage mate for several years. My husband taught out of state and originally had 2 parakeets as his apartment mates (probably since about 2004), but one died a couple years later and the remaining bird, Sarah, has been alone since then. I have her at home now, she has always been very nervous when people get close to her, and I believe she has seizures now and then. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I put a mirror in her cage, and she absolutely loves it, sits close and stares into it all day, chirping. I'm sure she thinks its a friend. However, I feel badly because sometimes she gets very excited, chirping and poking at the mirror, like she's trying to get into the mirror to get to her 'friend.' This seems so frustrating I hate to watch her go through it. She finally just gives up and sits quietly away from the mirror for awhile. Anyway, at her age and history of begin alone, would it be a mistake to get her a cage mate for real, or should I just let things be? It's hard to know how she'll react to anything. I don't want to send her into a frenzy. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-12
    You could get another parakeet and keep it in a cage right next to yours. It is likely your parakeet would enjoy having a companion bird to talk to! Eventually, if you feel comfortable and the birds seem to be getting along, you could introduce them to each other in the same cage.
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Tommyr - 2013-07-08
The male has found a mate! He's been displaying and making a variety of new sounds, plus has become very territorial. He's even physically chased away several mourning doves, humming birds, and mocking birds. His mid-air dances are amazing feats of acrobatics and stamina. Where does he get that energy?!

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Laura - 2013-07-05
I purchased a male, two and 1/2 month Derbyan that was hand fed. He is a delight, I have had him for 8 days now. He will stay on top of his play gym for hours and not fly off. He lets me hold him for hours and is very sweet and loving. I spend a lot of time with him and let the other members of my family hold him so that he remains tame and socialized. He is a wonderful bird.

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abhi - 2013-07-05
Hi.....everyone. Please somebody comment on my problem and give me advice. I'm having a lutino pair and 1 blue masked pair. Glutinous laid her  st egg on 12 june total clutch of 4 eggs. On 5 june one egg hatched and second one on 6 june still 2 eggs has to be hatched. My blue masked has laid her first egg on 24 june total clutch of 6 eggs. Unfortunately male of blue mask flew away on 3 june... now what should I do? Whether she incubates eggs or abandoned them? Can I keep all eggs with lutino?. Please somebody advice?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    You could try to put all the eggs with the lutino if it doesn't appear the mother is incubating them. It usually takes a few weeks before the eggs hatch (22-25 days), so I wouldn't worry just yet about the ones that haven't hatched. And some eggs may just be duds and never hatch.
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Helene Force - 2012-06-16
I have a red front amazon lord he is crazy and get's into alot of trouble runs around all day and plays has lots of toys and places to climb on he eats every meal with us and also has his food. I gave him the new round balls that are suppose to have all of the stuff he needs he won't eat it unless I put it with his regular seeds that he was brought up on. I also make him his own eggs with shells crushed up in it like I was told to do and got him that mix that you feed them from the store that you cook for them. He is very lean and the women that cuts his wings says he is too skinny does anyone no anything else that I can feed him to get a little weight gain on him? Please contact my email account if anyone has an idea thanks alot for your advise morgan really appreciates it.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-16
    You didn't mention how old your little fella was but it takes them about a year to year and a half to obtain solid body weight.  Nuts are high in fat content and will put on weight.  They are also good for them.  Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin A.  A huge research center (ARBC) stated in a book they wrote that walnuts were the perfect source of food for parrots.  You have to crack them for him.  So I don't know his age but it sounds like you are feeding him well - You might add a few pellets - and things like peanut butter and a little honey on a cracker won't hurt.  he can eat anything you eat that is nutricious.  So skip the chocalate and avocado is toxic but if you have meatloaf and mashed potatoe - he can have some.  Amazons are not supposed to be havy but yes they should be solid.  You can always feel the breastbone though.
  • Helene Force - 2013-07-05
    Thank you very much for answering me I haven't been on the computer I broke my leg so it was hard for me to get around which morgan loved because I stayed with him constantly. When I was in the hospital for three days he wouldn't hardly eat but as soon as I got home he was in my mouth eating my food instead of in his bowl he was very stuck to me like glue for a few weeks. He is now 6 years old has put on a lot of weight but as you said you can always see his breast bone. He does seem skinnier then other red fronts but not that much he eats like a pig but I always have to stay with him and not even move out of my chair or he stops eating. He is way too attached to me. People get mad at me because I don't like to go anywhere for a full day because I'm afraid he won't eat right I guess if he gets hungry enough he will eat. I am going to bring him to another place in petsmart that has a vet in it and see what she says when I get his wings clipped. The way he runs around the house after me he probably runs all his weight off. Thanks for getting in touch with me, I will be on more often now.
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Lauren - 2013-07-04
I've got 3 Nandays living in a dead palm in front of my house. They fly away for most of the day, but hang out on the tops of some living palms I have also in front in the mornings and at night. Sometimes I see them peeking the top parts of their bodies out of their nest. I'd like to make friends...I do go out and talk to them when they are out there and often, they seem very receptive to listening and, instead of their loud squawk, they make little chirruping sounds. I would get a feeder of some kind, but don't know the best food to coax them.....they appear to want to stay high-up. Anybody ever make friends with wild ones? I'm not expecting them to sit on my arm, but hoping for some kind of comfort between us.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    I've never made friends with wild birds, but my parents have several bird feeders in their backyard which attract many different types of birds. Try getting a large wild bird feeder to hang in the tree and buy commercially prepared bird food made for conures. You could also add some fresh fruit, I am sure they would appreciate that! It will take a very long time to have them fully trust you, but it sounds like you've made a good start! The fact that they are chirruping towards you seems like they've already started warming up to you! Good job and good luck :)
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sylvia leybourne - 2013-07-04
I have a red-lored amazon and she has been plucking her chest feathers out and she was a bred bird and she is about 5 - 6 years old. I could do with some help with her 2 get her feathers back in thanks.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-09
    Birds usually pluck their feathers in response to stress, or because they are bored. Has she had a change in environment recently? Or anything else that could cause her to stress? If so, you will want to address those issues. Make sure she isn't in a really noisy area and you may want to try covering her cage at night (if you don't already). She may just be bored. Does she get out of her cage very often? Take her out often (at least once a day) and also change out her toys regularly so she has new toys to stimulate her. In the meantime, there are neck guards you can put on her to help keep her from plucking any new feathers coming in. You may need to take her to a vet to get one. Good luck!
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Iv - 2003-08-27
My parakeets name is Chocho. She is a green 4 year old female. She is a very good companion and very very smart. She lives alone but I an always with her. She is a very good pet and she is tamed and can do a few tricks, I am sure that she could talk but I dont want to pressure her, I think talking is not a natural thing, so why push it?
If your thinking of getting a bird get a parakeet, they are the best!!!

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  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    It's good for them to learn.
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Gloria - 2013-06-28
My daughter just gave us TJ he is a blue beautiful playful bird. He seems to be enjoying his new territory, we are keeping him outside in a shaded area. I am concerned that with it being so hot in our area something might go wrong. How do these birds do in the heat, so far he seems to be doing great. We keep plenty of water and food in his cage. Should I bring him in or is it ok to leave him where he is? Thank You

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-01
    How hot is it getting? Keeping them in the shade is a good idea, but if it's getting hotter than 90-100 I would recommend either bringing him inside or setting up a mister/ cooler for him outside.
  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    Keep on working on it they will kiss you it is good for them to get sunlight.
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R.Robby Sopandi - 2013-07-03
Hello, I'm Robby from indonesia. I'm really interested in your canary yorkshire. How much for each yorkshire? And please tell me how much when it comes to my country? How many for the minimum purchase? I would appreciate your early reply in advance. Thank you.

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