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Allison - 2004-02-27
I am new to the bird world. It began the day a very brave and tough little female parakeet, who survived being outside from September 2003, until January 22, 2004, was too cold...too tired to feed at our wild bird feeder. We had tried many times during that time frame to catch her...she would have NO part in it. She seemed to love her freedom. When we brought her in, her left foot was black from frostbite...her right foot red and swollen. Within a day or two she lost her left foot. The circulation in her right foot was damaged too and her foot began to darken with gangrene.

Even throughout the loss of her feet, she continued to thrive inspite of the obvious discomfort. I live in the Chicago area and anyone who knows the kind of weather we had this year will think she is a miracle. Her will to live and survive the sub-zero weather here in January, only proved she was well worth the effort to make comfortable until her dying day. This tough little bird has managed to adjust to a life without her feet (they were frostbit beyond repair by the time we could finally catch her). Through trial and error, we have found a way to make her a happy and comfortable bird in her modified cage.

Her chirps and singing in the morning is music to my ears. As she continues to adjust to a footless life, we will continue to expand her horizons to a more normal existence. For now, she seems content to be in the cage. No, she cannot walk but she has figured out that she can hop from spot to spot by propelling herself with the bottom part of her legs.

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Joanne - 2004-02-21
I got a pet parakeet and boy am i glad, now my life has the joy of birds in it! Im glad i read this because now i know that my pet will be safe and live long! Im getting a second to!!! Thanks A LOT FOR UR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**********

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Smmy - 2004-02-08
I want a parakeet badly and after showing my parents this site they are considering it! Thank you!

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Jill - 2004-02-08
They look so easy to take care of why not get one!

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Jessie Comingdeer - 2004-02-03
I have two parakeets and one layed an egg and I am not sure what to do?

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kc - 2004-01-29
i just received 5 budgie parakeets and they are worth my time . they are sweet and love to sing .

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JaCkY a.k.a TwInKlEz - 2004-01-26
Hello my name is Jacky and i have a boy parakeet, a budgie. he only likes to get out of his cage when i put him in the bathroom. he licks the mirrors and this page has helped me understand all that he is about and i now can be a better owner and i am very happy with him but hes scared of everything u kno well bye

*Jacky*

by the way my birds name is Chuchurro!

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ABBY - 2004-01-24
IM ABBY AND I JUST GOT A NEW KEET....SHE IS TURQUOISE BLUE, AND WHITE. SHE IS SO PRETTY. SHE DOES NOT MAKE MUCH NOISE THOUGH. I HOPE SHE WILL GET USED TO ME SOON, I WANT HER TO TALK, AND SIT ON MY FINGER. I LOVE BIRDS. I AM 8 YEARS OLD. HER NAME IS ANGEL WINGS. BYE

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ABBY - 2004-01-24
"IM ABBY AND...." Thank you so much for all your information, it is so helpfull!! Her mom!!!!!

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Oliver Family - 2004-01-19
I just got my daughters 2 budgies. A white one named Uno and a blue one they named Moto. You know, like Hello Moto. They are anxious to get them settled in.

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