Animal Stories - Parakeet: Types of Parakeets


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Nina - 2013-04-23
Hi, I bought our Derbyan yesterday, he is 9 month old now. Is he still can be friendly, beacuse he is always want to bite very hard everything is going closed to him, he is like he want to attach and i don`t know why, maybe he is afraid too much?Is he will be friendly and playfull if we give a lot of attension to him? How is the best way to make him very friendly and hand trained? From how old they can speak?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
     If it was a handfed bird, he may become more friendly with lots of patience and love. Make offerings of friendship by speaking to it softly and often, and offer it treats.  However as you can see from the 'Social Behaviors' section above, these birds tend to naturally be a bit aloof with humans. They are very social with other birds and so do make excellent aviary birds. Good luck..
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Tasha - 2007-12-13
I came across a homeless Derbyan parakeet several months ago. I've never had a bird so I was only going to keep him temporarily until I found a home for him. Needless to say, we fell in love with him! Their personalities must differ just like humans because I severly disagree with some of the comments I've read. My Derbyan, Sunny, is the sweetest most affectionate pet. He begs for attention and wants to be on my shoulder constantly! He even loves my 6 year old son. He talks to me and whistles and never makes a peep once I put him in his cage for the night. He doesn't startle easily and doesn't care if his cage is moved. He is so loving and adaptable. I would recommend a Derbyan as a pet to anyone that loves animals.

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  • Melissa - 2010-05-31
    I would like to feel that Tasha found my homeless Derbyan that had lived in St. Petersburg area of Florida. His original name was Wally and we still have his sister Matilda that is about to be a mother. He has been gone a few years ago shortly nearing the end of hurricane season when he was brought it from the outside with his sister. He managed to fly out the sliding door after my not realizing he was out of his cage. I was heart broken as we advertised him being lost on Avian Biotech at the time and also advertised here in Florida.
  • spencer Miller - 2013-03-16
    I am curious as to which state you reside in we lost our male derby an a few months ago. He is extremely loving, has a large vocabulary and says some very specific sentences you are not likely to hear from another bird. He's 18 1/2 years old and we got him when he was three months. It's been devastating. He is banded and we have the paperwork with the numbers
  • bruce - 2013-04-21
    hi anybody that has a male derbyan parakeets please let me i lost my 2 male fr eml or call 650 400 9175 thank you om a stryed cat killed them please call 650 400 9175 thank you
  • bruce - 2013-04-21
    hi anybody that has a male derbyan parakeets please let me i lost my 2 male fr eml or call 650 400 9175 thank you om a stryed cat killed them please call 650 400 9175 thank you
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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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jayashree - 2013-04-16
hi, my 6 months old Alexandria has lost his feathers in the face but he is active and eating good. is he normal or any problem with him? when the molting period starts? what are the symptoms of 1 st molt? how long it will take for molting?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Losing the feathers on his face is not a sign of molting. Not sure, but you may have a problem with mites, which indicates his environment is not all it could be. They need a clean cage and their food needs to be fresh. They need plenty of room to move around, and companionship too (either regular attention from you or a companion in the same room) to keep them from getting bored. These things help alleviate problems. But... you do need to figure out why his facial feathers are lost, so keep researching or ppossibly see a veterinarian:) Best of luck to your an your Alexandine Parakeet!
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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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Animal-World info on Plum-headed Parakeet
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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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