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K.Swapnil - 2012-05-20
I have a pair of Indian rose ringed parakeet ....
and they are 2.3 months old......

I have two que. to ask:
Q1.When the black lining/strip would appear around the male's neck
Q2.one have them has a prob. that it produce a very low sound like if its throat is not well and by looking it closely i noticed when it opens its beak to make sound a very thin layer of water formed and burst.....Wat is the problem with it

Please answer these and try to email me at swap.blue@gmail.com

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  • Ron Sorkar - 2014-02-05
    You should not give them banana.that makes problem to create good sound. i am also a bird lover. i have also a parakeet bird male. The black ring will arrive after 8 to 9 months.
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Anonymous - 2014-02-03
I have had my lilac for 14 years and he/she has been such a joy to have. Mine is very quiet unless he/she feels it's time to change food or water. When I first rescued my friend from an abusive owner there was no handling. I tried the glove approach boy was that a mistake! So I moved forward with a wooden perch to teach my lilac the step up routine. Still to this day I cannot just reach in the cage and and ask my bird to step up, he/she runs from me but if I stick the perch in there it isn't an issue, he/she steps right on it. I don't know if the previous owner scared my friend for life and now my feathered friend will always have trust issues. I am able to hold my bird if he/she is not near the cage. My feathered friend is very protective of me and will attack if he/she feels I'm being hurt. My husband and I were play fighting and my bird flew off the cage and attacked him and still to this day protects momma. I have my lilac in a very large cage with a double yellow nape and they are very good friends. With a little love and a lot of time you can train your feathered friend/friends but you have to be commited or a bird lover.

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sarah phillips - 2014-01-31
we had an amazon fly into our property 8 months ago she will have nothing to do with anyone but me i handle her but she loves the grand kids to play with her but will not get on their hand she cries like a baby when they leave she is 45 years old according to the band on her leg and knows several wordswe really love her

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Barbara - 2013-03-05
I got my Peanut at the age of 4weeks, S/he was very loving towards me, love sitting on my lap and been handled my me and my husban, the last week Peanut dose not want me to pick s/he up, will come to me for some food but only on s/he terms (eg: if I am eating wants what I am eating and will sit on my hand for it for a few seconds but then s/he will want want I am eating but will not come to me for it, might take it and run away). any man can pick Peanut up and s/he fine but let me pick Peanut s/he gos mad trying to fly away... I am the one that spends most of the day with Peanut bez come with me to work, s/he has a cage and play area on my desk. What can I do to get back my birds love towards me... PLEASE HELP

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-03-05
    Just like people, birds get into moods.  Sounds like that is what she is in.  Give her a little space and she will surely get back to normal.  ANything in the house change that may have scared her?
  • Emma Elliott - 2014-01-28
    How old is s\he now? Does s\he occasionally bite? Peanut could be going through the bluffing stage. If you don't what it is then search it up. If she is, then don't neglect her handle as much as you used too. if you neglect Peanut it will affect s\he in the long run. Or she could be require something that you cant understand, because when you cant understand them they get frustrated. hope this helps.
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kim - 2014-01-27
I just got a 4 month old 'hand-fed' baby from a breeder. The baby is not eating nor drinking and seems absolutely terrified. Just brought home yesterday evening. Meyer is in a cage in my bedroom to have some quiet/acclimation time. Has been held minimally maybe 3x 5min each-tries to fly away in fear. Opened cage while speaking smoothly this morning and flew away in fear. Now, I do have other birds that were bought at an older age. Is this normal for a baby? Does not perch on finger, but will on perch. Is this bird just not socialized?? Normal reaction for a baby? I am very worried about the not eating part. I was hoping for a tamed, hand-fed babe. Can she come around? I know I may sound crazy since I just got her---but she IS TERRIFIED. I fear for the amount of stress she must be feeling. Bird not sexed. Breeder said she seemed like a girl. Please help.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-27
    It is concerning that your bird is not drinking. This baby could very well have been hand-fed, but has probably been weaned for several weeks now. It may be that the breeder was feeding many babies and didn't give this bird much one-on-one time, that  happens with some larger outfits. He may then have been housed with other birds, so no longer is well socializd with humans. Birds always prefer other birds over people.. it's a natural behavior, and so then become cautious with humans. Usually it takes time and patience, offering treats and soft words, and a bird will start responding.

    Not drinking or eating is concerning however. If the bird doesn't start drinking soon, you may try to offer assistance. Try getting some handfeeding formula (Kaytee makes great formula) and offering it.  Take the bird out, put it on a table (or in a large flat box/bin). Hold it from the back with your hand around its body, thumb and forefinger on either side of the head. Then offer a bit of food  with a syringe (a spoon may work too).  Be very gentle and soft-spoken, but try to get it to take a taste. This can help remind it of being a baby, because it's still young enough to remember being fed. It may still refuse, but it's worth a shot. Work on letting it know you are its 'flock' and continue to show you care about it. If it goes too long without drinking or food, taking it to a vet could end up being necessary.
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Julie Ann Tandy - 2014-01-21
Hi I've just bought a indian ring neck parrot he's around 4 months old when I went for him he was in a cage with 3 others , anyway I've bought him home , I put my hand in the cage for him to come out but he goes mad in cage he does end up getting on my hand with a few little pecs , but won't stay just flies of , I try to feed him food out of my hand but as soon as I go near him he just wants to get away , he defiantly won't let me try and stroke his head he bites hard , I've had him 3 days now is this normal , plz help.  

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-21
    Because he was in a cage with other birds, he naturally became part of that flock. Birds will always bond with another bird, preferring them over humans. Now that you have him alone it will take time and lots of love and affection for him to adjust to you. So just be patient and keep working with him.
  • Julie Ann Tandy - 2014-01-27
    Ok ty ,  I'm finding now , he won't even come on my hand most times , he flies of or is starting to bite me harder , what's best for me to do to him , he sits on a pirch in window. , I just keep talking to him and putting my hand out and sometimes he jumps on , but only stays on couple of seconds !
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-27
    Three days is not very long to get him socialized. It can take several weeks, even months with some. But becasue he's so young, I think you will be able to get him calmed down and responding to you. Again... it is going to take time and patience.
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Jean Susie Martin - 2014-01-14
We have two zebra finches and they have laid 1-2 eggs but we don't know which is the female. They both fight over the nest. They are both white chested but one has a black strip across the chest going from left to right. Could someone please tell me which is which.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    Zebra Finches are very easy to sex because the males have orange cheeks and the females don't. See the descriptions of the male and female above... under the 'description' section.
  • Jean Susie Martin - 2014-01-16
    Both of our finches have orange beaks. They can't both be females if one just laid eggs.
  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-16
    Both sexes have orange beaks, but males usually have brighter beaks. When sexing them, look for differences in is the feather color of the cheeks. Males have orange cheek patches and females have no cheek patches.
  • Aj Tyne - 2014-01-22
    Even if they are both females they can still lay eggs -- the eggs will not be fertilized and will not hatch. So perhaps you have two females. If they are fighting over the nest, it might help (I'm not sure) to provide a second nest so each one has a nest to sit on.

    As the others said, both male and female will have orange beaks. The male will also have orange cheek patches on the sides of his face -- these may be bright orange or pale orange but females will not have them.
  • Aj Tyne - 2014-01-22
    They can both be females and still lay eggs. The eggs will not be fertilized and will not hatch into baby birds, but the females will each still lay the eggs. If they are fighting over the nest, it may help to give them each a nest so they can each tend to their own eggs. The males and the females have orange beaks. But the males only have orange patches or spots on the sides of their faces. In some males the orange may be paler and in others very bright, but only males will have the spots on the sides of the face.
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Sinchan Sarkar - 2014-01-22
I have four budgerigars parakeet.and two of them made a couple. they started to feed each other for near about three months. I have provided two breeding box in my cage. the cage is very big and spacious. but still the hen does not lay a single egg. I change their food and water regularly and have given mineral. What should I do now?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-22
    You may want to separate the pair for breeding, if you're sure it is a male and female.
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sandra - 2014-01-21
Hi, my name is Sandra our two nanday's just hatched two babies last week, every thing seemed fine. Today both babies are dead she is still laying on the other eggs, I feel so bad. Not sure what happened, this was their first flock together could that be why ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-22
    That could be the problem. Sometimes new parents are not always good at raising their first batch of young, even though they are doing their best. The next hatchlings may be better, or it may take another egg laying session.
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ardhee - 2014-01-16
Are birds exposed to the virus can't be 100% health ? Because my canaries exposed to the virus that has been paralyzing his legs. How do I treat my canary ?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-01-17
    Unless your bird has been in contact with diseased birds, a virus or bacterial disease would be fairly unlikely.  Newcastle Disease is a highly contagious viral disease that can affect canaries. But canaries are well known for their delicate respiratory systems. Exposure to airborn toxins can create a variety of problems, including paralysis.

    Your pet could have aspergillosis, a respiratory disease caused by the fungus aspergillus, which is commonly found in the environment. If any portion of the central nervous system has become involved due to this illness, the bird may have tremors, an uneven or wobbly gait, seizures, or paralysis. Aspergillosis can be treated with an anti-fungal medicine.

    Canaries are very hardy birds and almost all illnesses can be traced to improper diet, dirty cages, and drafts. A balanced diet and plenty of exercise will prevent most canary illnesses.
  • ardhee - 2014-01-21
    If my canary is cured, is that true the virus will be transmitted to the child's, because I'm really worries with my canary, already 1 month my canaries exposed to the virus , what can still be cured? Thank you before.
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