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ananya roy - 2012-09-13
I have a green ring-necked indian parakeet. I hand raised her. She loves me very much. Now when she is adult, my mother feeds her and she always wants her attention.she gets jealous when my mother gives me my meals and she wants the same food from my plate. Also she keenly observes that I am not cheating her by not giving her the same food I am eating. She likes to play with me,quarrel with me and scold me in her birdy language. If I answer her scolding, she answers back in a higher pitched scream, making it look like a quarrel, if i ignore her, she will screech like as if I am teasing her. All the same, she enjoys seeing me get a scolding from my mother for teasing her and after it, she sits down in content and happy.she perches on 'my' shoulder when I take her out for an outing and that time it is all peaceful and friendly terms with me and then when I take her back inside, the peace-pact expires and again her rivalry with me begins. My mother takes her side and she wins everytime. She is so loving and adorable I cannot live without her. She is my first pet bird. She is like my little sister. I love her a lot. I recommend parakeets to everyone but they need lots of attention and care. If possible one should hand raise a baby so that the bond is ever-lasting. I am enjoying every moment of our bonding. They make great companions.

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Anny Moctezuma - 2012-09-12
I love my Budgie Parakeets.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-13
    Good - they are cute.
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Lorraine Sanchez - 2012-08-26
I have had a girl for a while now, so I got a male presently and when I put them to together the male doesn't let her too close to him. How long should it take for him to come around and be. friends. She keeps trying.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-27
    He's just being a little shy.  He will come around and they will bond and all should be well.  Is he really young?
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shaun - 2012-08-26
Hi, I have a pair of rosellas they are male and female. But they don't seem to be doing anything . The male and female just is sitting outside the nest box. Just wondered if you could give any advise .cheers

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-27
    Breeding season for the Eastern Rosella goes usually August through march so it is just starting.  They want to get to know each other and things will happen.  How old are they?  Takes time. 
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claire - 2012-08-21
I just recently got 2 budgies, they are starting to calm down after 3 days. They do not like me to pick them up but I can touch them and they seem to like a towel over the cage.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-22
    Going good - takes time.
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sally taylor - 2012-08-11
I just rescued a young indian ringtail parakeet.....I am hoping to tame her ( him ), so any advice will be greatly appreciated.....but she/he has just lost the pretty long bluish tail feathers !! and the stool today is clearish with some solid in the middle.....is she/he sick ? seems to be eating & drinking fine, but why the loss of tail feathers, & loose stool ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-12
    It's about the time of year that parrots go into their major molt.  They will literally chage over very feather they have.  She will get a brand new tail/  They play and goof and their tail gets petty ragged looking at times.  Spritzing with ale or bathing will help a lot but right now most o ,y birds tail feathers are dcomig out and their new and gorgeous tail feathers are coming in.  Thinhk aout what you are feeding your little guy.  Too much fruit and you have runy stools.  One grape to her is like you eating a whole melon.  If it doesn't clear up in a day - without the fruit) then possibly a bacterial infection and she needs antibiotics.
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lee boy - 2012-08-09
I have recently bought some eastern rosellas and would like to know what the best bedding is to put in there box????

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-09
    Put about 1- 2n inches of sand )actually sand) to insure cusion so eggs don't reack.  Then for beddinr use Carefresh...  you can purchase at any good pet store.
  • Anonymous - 2012-08-10
    These are at it every five minutes then the hen goes into the box digs a hole but aint laying any tips
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    It takes them awhile to get the process down and even for the female to sometimes know they are ready to lay an egg.  I've had a female cone out of a nest to 'poop' and laid an egg off the perch.  It is trail and error but they will get it.
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Nancy - 2012-08-01
I have had my birds about 4 yrs. My yellow bird is having a problem with her stool. No problem up till now. It is white and very hard. I give them fresh water daily and they have fruit seed and reg seed, plus I give her lettuce, which she loves. Any ideas what is happening to her? Thanks so much for your site. Nancy

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-01
    Best place to start is think about what she ate.  Changed food or seed?  However, probably, this bird is ill.  Usually when the poop is white (excess urates) and hard - you have a kidney or liver problem.  I'd take a sample of the poop (just use a q-tip) and pick up a sample and place in plastic bag or saran wrap and take the little guy and the sample to the vet.  It is also possible that your little guy is running a bacterial or fungal infection and is easily remedied with a anti biotic or anti-fungal medication. 
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sharen - 2012-07-28
I have a parakeet and she has been laying eggs there has been four in the past three weeks. She is in a cage alone why is having eggs

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-28
    Females have eggs - think chickens.  The eggs won't be fertile as there is no male but they can lay eggs.  They will normally lay 4 - 6 eggs and then even try and incubate the eggs - they don't know they aren't fertile.  Just put the eggs in a bowl filled with torn up paper towel, or carefresh and let her have the eggs till she gets bored with them or for about 20 days.  If you don't let her have the eggs, she possibly will just keep laying eggs and run into a calcium shortage or become egg bound.  It may happen again - it may never happen again. 
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Jackie - 2012-07-27
I got a bird like two days ago and i want to know if its a male or a female. And at what age do they start breeding?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-07-27
    A budgie can be sexually mature at a early age - even of three months but usually more toward a year old.  The male will develop a blue 'cere' a color patch right above the beak around 3 months of age.  The females 'cere' will be a tannish/yellowish color.
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