Animal Stories - Parakeet: Types of Parakeets


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Max - 2013-04-15
I have a pair of budgies, it's their second time they bred. But I did not get any baby budgies from those eggs. I don't know what the problem is so any help would be appreciated. They are a confirmed pair.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Gosh not sure... but with most parrots it has to do with the temperature, foods while breeding, and the environment. Look at all those elements and what breeders suggest, and you may find the clues you're looking for. (I've only bred cockatiels, Amazon parrots, Macaws, and Conures... so just not familiar with budgie requirements.) Good luck!
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Paul - 2013-04-09
How long should one wait to introduce a new bird Into the same cage?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-10
    It really just depends. How many birds are already in the cage and how old are they? You could try introducing them right away and see how they react. My suggestion would be to keep them in cages next to each other until it appears they know each other and then try introducing them.
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Sarah - 2013-04-05
Hello, I have a question. My uncle had two parakeets in the same cage and one of them passed today just randomly. Would it be alright if he got another one to put back with the other one, who is female? The last one was a male. Does the gender matter and can they be in the same cage if he gets a new one? I've owned birds before, but I was a child. I am asking in regards to my uncle because he's not sure what types of questions to ask. If nobody is sure, is there any recommended sites I can check out? So far, I haven't found much info about those types of questions.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-05
    It really just depends on the individual birds personalities. He would probably love another companion. However, my personal recommendation would be to keep the two birds in separate cages right next to each other so they can get used to each other before putting them in the same cage. But, you never know. They might get along great right from the start or they may fight.
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rohitmutneja - 2013-04-03
I bought a one and a half month alexandrine male parrot.. what should i feed it and how many times a day?? Is cerelac healthy for baby parrot??

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  • jayashree - 2013-04-04
    Welcome to Alex family. 3-4 times you have to hand feed him. It's always better to prefer health mix. I gave manna health mix to my Alex baby. Give some high nutritional foods too. Where are you put up?
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Prateek - 2013-03-29
I have an infant Plumhead.... hardly 2-3 weeks old. Is anyone familiar with handling such small ones? Would u please tell me how to take care of these birds at this starting age, regarding diet, hand feeding, enclosure, training etc...???

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Hadi - 2012-03-01
Hi, I have one pair of plum headed parakeets.
I have some questions:

1.One of males eye has problem and is closed! What should I do?
2.How big a cage should they be in?
3.How can I train them?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-01
    Eye closed? This could be an injury but it could also be an allergy. If it is an allergy, the eye(s) should eventually be fine. If it is an injury - you might went to check it and wash with warm water. You could put just a little dab of vaseline on the eye border. Train them? If you have a pair, they are just going to do what they wish to do. It would be very difficult to train them - even to just 'step up' as they will bond with each other. Housing requirements, check out this article on Animal World Parakeet Housing
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-10
    No, they do not tolerate cold temperatures or even extremely hot but definitely not cold.
  • Tracy - 2012-05-09
    You might need to take your bird into the vet about the closing of it. I don't know but do you know how rare these birds are? you should have them in a flight cage or avary with lots of space to fly around and If you had their wings clipped professionaly and then handled them about an hour every day it will not take anytime to train these birds. Have they layed eggs yet? They are hard to breed in captivity. there is a few tricks I could teach you if your are going to breed them. Let me know.
  • Pegasus - 2013-03-29
    I have an infant Plumhead.... hardly 2-3 weeks old. Are u familiar with handling such small ones? Would u please tell me how to take care of these birds, regarding diet, hand feeding, enclosure, training etc...???
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loveeta lewis - 2013-03-27
My alexandrine male parrot has got a red pinkish colour in his left eye, from the past two days he is just drowsy but eats food, he has a lot of pain and doesn't come in my hand. Please suggest me which drops to put in his eyes? Please I request you.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-27
    The red/pink color could indicate conjunctivitis, or another eye problem. Usually red eyes are accompanied by the eye watering, often they will have respiratory problems as well. The bird should be quarantined from any other pets and taken to a vet for diagnosis. Most likely an antibiotic or antifungal treatments will be needed.
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Nastia - 2003-08-18
In February 2003 I received my baby "Polley". I took him out of nest myself and never since has he left my site. Polley comes to work with me even on leave. He is the boss at my table and not scared of dogs or cats, if they come close to his gage he bites them and even then says "Moenie my byt nie, hoor jy!" He loves to play with shiny things and talks all day long. I am still teaching him new words; he already learned over 20 different words.

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  • John - 2013-03-26
    Aww polley want a cracker?
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jayashree - 2013-03-25
Hi, I am gonna get a pair of cocktail chicks. Is It necessary to get a pair or single is good. AlreadyI I have 5 months old Alexandria. Can I use the same cage for my cocktails or they should be separated. Will cocktail and Alexandria fight?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-03-25
    Cockatiels can be kept singly, in pairs, or in groups. Generally a separate cage is best for different bird species, unless the enclosure is very large such as an outdoor aviary. But because both birds are young, they may get along okay. Keep an eye on them if you put them together.
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jayashree - 2013-03-24
Hi, my 5 months old Alexandria created an whistle sound and immediately I stared talking to him he try to mimic hello. And sometime he mumble too. So, I just want to know, is it a initial stage of talking or normal behavior?

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