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kayla - 2013-02-02
I am thinking about getting a parakeet or a lovebird. I live in an apartment and won't be able to get a bird that is very loud. Which one (parakeet or lovebird) makes lees noise? I can stand a little bit of chatter but not a very high noise level. I go to high school and will be gone about six hours a day except for weekends and want to get only one bird so it can bond with me. Will it get lonely when I'm at school? Which one will get less lonely? Which one is better for beginner bird owners? (this will be my first bird) Please help me! Thanks!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-03
    I would recommend starting out with a parakeet. They do better singly than lovebirds do and they are great birds for beginners. Lovebirds do best when they are kept as pairs, however a parakeet will be fine having only you as a companion. Parakeets also tend to not shriek as loud. A parakeet should be fine while you are at school - they may chatter a bit, but shouldn't cause any major noise problems. Lovebirds make good pets too, they just need a lot more social interaction, do better living in pairs, and can be louder.
  • kayla - 2013-02-03
    thanks!!! this helped me alot!
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alisa - 2012-10-08
Ive had my parakeets a month now. Both are males. The one is taming down a bit. He will let me hold him and pet his head and belly while only nipping occasionally. But the other one is down right mean and does not just nip he down right bites till I bleed. Any ideas.

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  • kayla - 2013-02-02
    If your bird is still biting you.. I'm guessing it is not yet tamed? Your bird is most likely biting you because he is afraid of you and doesn't know if you are a threat to him or not. The first thing you should try is teaching it to 'step up' . Put a perch in front of its belly and push gently. If your bird steps up onto the perch...great! If your bird flies away, don't worry, this is normal for an untamed bird. Be patient with your bird and try doing this several times a day. Every time your bird steps up onto the perch say 'step up' and move your finger on the percch closer and closer to the end every time, leaving the bird with less and less perch to step onto every time. Your bird will get more used to your hands and will not be as afraid. Eventually you will run out of perch for the bird to step on so now you can just use your finger! Hopefully this has gained the birds trust for you and it will be easier to teach him other tricks. And every time you want your bird to step up onto the perch, your bird will reconize that command and it will make bonding with your bird more enjoyable! Hope this helped!
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Jayashree Manoharan - 2013-02-02
Hi, i have 7 weeks old Alexandria. His name is nane and he is very playful. I used to feed him. He makes a bit of sounds. Some times he will repeat the word in the same tone. Please guide me to train my nane to talk and to do tricks and also to keep him healthy and happy.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-02
    It sounds like he is quite a nice bird! It is good if he is already used to being handled, it will be easier to start teaching him tricks. Read here on Parakeet Handling and Training for more information. To just keep him healthy read here on All About Parakeets.
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diana - 2013-01-28
Hi I have a yellow ring neck with a bright pink ring is it a male? I also have a female love bird that I think the ring neck fell in love with. When they are out together the ring neck seems as if it's courting her, grooms her, lays its head on her and talks to her. Is this ok should I keep them apart or is it save to breed? They are in different cages but are out a lot it is cute to watch but the ring neck gets a little nasty when you go near her. Help?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-01-28
    Usually males have colored rings around their necks, so I would assume that yours is a male. That's great that they get along so well together! I'm not sure I would try breeding them though. Since they are different species they probably won't even actually mate. If you would like to tame your Ringneck, read about here handling and training parakeets.
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Dot McGlynn - 2013-01-28
I have two keets... a male I named Peter 2, and a female I named Penny. Peter 2 was a gift from my son, but Peter looked sad. He actually is my second parakeet who I had named Peter....but he died and I was so sad. Peter loved to talk and had a marvelous vocabulary... kept me company and I loved him as a friend. But the second Peter 2, is different. He probably was older and when I bought another keet (turned out to be a female) he was ecstatic. But this pair then became bonded and then left me out. This happens. Keets are a community bird and thrive (in the wild they live in flocks) but aren't interested in having a human bond. That's sad for me, but I realized Peter 2 wasn't interested in anything until he had company. Watching their togetherness is a learning experience but I enjoy them and I talk to them all the time... even sing to them. Often when singing I notice that the male begins to do his 'chattering' along with me. Lots of fun having them.

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asifa es - 2013-01-25
Hi I have a big alexandrine bird but he is suffering from red eyes I'm very worried. In my city there is no good doctor please tell us what can I do. I put eye drops called optaclor but he is not very well please tell me the home remdy or a right medicine thanks.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-01-26
    Are the eyes weeping at all?
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Holly - 2010-10-10
My husband and I have 2 male Rock Pebblers (Regent Parrots) and they are so loving. We also have Quakers and parakeets, budgies, and doves.. I have to say that our Rock Pebblers are our favorites. They are our babies! We would like to find a female for a companion. However they are very hard to find. If anyone knows where there are any females for sale, Please let us know... my husband takes them out in the back yard every morning and every evening, (their wings have been clipped) and they have the best time. They are very entertaining birds who love us just as much as we love them..

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  • buck - 2010-10-25
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  • Jeanne - 2011-02-11
    Still looking,
    where do you live ?
    There is a place in Long Beach, CA
    if still interested, let me know.
  • Sandra - 2011-04-09
    Hello ... pls let me know if you are still interested in breeding. I have a 3 year old female and 2 year old male. I will sell them together. I live in southern California. Thank you.
  • debbie - 2011-06-12
    I do not know how old your posting is or where you are located
    www.parrothope.org has 2 regents they have to stay together we believe they are male and females
    if interested call
    debbie
    440-221-0805
    ohio
  • Donita Kidd - 2013-01-18
    Hello, I live in Marysville Wash. I have a female Rock Pebbler that I would like to sell her name is Olive and I have had her for 4 years, where do you live?
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shilpa sarkar - 2012-05-02
I have 2 parrots one male 8 years old and a female 2 years old. They are lovely and attached to all my family members though i do all the cleaning work.I just love them as my own kids.

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  • kainat - 2012-05-08
    I'm raising 3 month parakeets pair since 2 months and I lov them like babies, they are fully attached to me and love my company, the reason I think is that I give them my finger often to chew and play with and the male one don't leave it unless I force him to leave. Let them climb on you put your hand in cage so that they get familiar with your hand and your voice ,always call them and talk to them with soft voice,put them on your shoulder or lap, and most important try to hand feed them, my parakeets still love to eat from my hand althought they can eat with their own
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Kay - 2013-01-15
Our female budgie just died very quickly. One day she was fine and the next day she seemed to deteriate and die within 2 hours. She had been nesting for the past month, but no eggs. Is it possible her eggs would not pass resulting in her death. We are very sad and her mate is very sad also.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-01-15
    So sorry to hear about your loss, its so sad.. And yeah, they can have egg binding problems.
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Naqib - 2013-01-02
Well i had 6 budgie but three of them flew away. now i have three. I thing i have been wondering if its a disease. the thing is the colour of the cere of all of my budgies were bright when i bought them but after 2-3 months i notices the colour of the cere of my budgies became very light and the females went from tan to white. pls help me cause i need the solution desperately

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  • Naqib - 2013-01-03
    Someone pls reply fast
  • Anonymous - 2013-01-04
    you should take it to the vet
  • haley sitzlar - 2013-01-12
    I read on another site that said when they get older they are supposed to change color so you can tell which one is a boy or a girl.
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