Animal Stories - Parakeet: Types of Parakeets

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Beth Moore - 2012-10-10
i have 2 keets male and female ,i bought them togther, she tamed after 1 day very freindly,working slowly on the male he bites and hangs on yes it hurts . they are great company,they get a new toy every month, and the best seed with pellets.they are just learning about house food,sometimes i look at them and i know there are thinking of what to get into next. ill start letting them flyout of the cage next week,ive only had them 2 weeks and there both about 6 weeks old,their cage is hugh they can fly some in it.i love their chatter,i realize that i go around whistling now,i could not have picked better birds.

Mala Yancy - 2012-10-07
I came across this website while trying to get information on these birds living in my neighborhood. I live on the southside of Chicago, Illinois. A very urban area and for the past ten years or so I have seen Budgies in my neighborhood. I always assumed they lived in warm climates but they are here all year long. It's fascinating to me. Their nests have been pulled down several times. Right now they have six nests in a cell tower in a vacant lot near 119th and Halsted. For the first time I saw them land on the ground and walk around a little. For the most part I've only seen them flying around the trees.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-08
    Many very domesticated birds are doing quit well in the wild.  Somehow they get loose and somehow they find each other and form flocks.  Quackers are known for it and how they do well in th winter is beyond me but they do.  Now southside Chicago (where I am from too) I really find it hard to believe but I guess they are doing fine.  Facinating.
Dorothy McGlynn - 2012-10-05
Two years ago I was given a male parakeet. I had already had a pet parakeet years before....and he talked. This bird I have now, Peter I, seemed very lonely the first couple of weeks and I got another bird for him as company. He was delighted. This second parakeet, Penny, turned out to be quite bossy, and I also noticed that although the usual yellow and green with some white feathers (that each had), Penny's eyes were a bit larger but noticeably so, and her feet also were larger than Peter's. Peter's eye were smaller, etc. Otherwise they became friends. However, each had a distinct personality. Penny was more agressive...had a habit of making Peter move away when she wanted him to so that he seemed to be what I would say afraid when she moved by, and at night she liked to make him move off his 'bed' even though she had an identical one. He would yell out. This was done while they had a cover on the cage for the night. Anyway, Penny also was a wood chewer and made trouble on my window frame and the wall above. I brought in some small branches from my tree in the backyard and fastened the pieces around the pole that the cage was clipped. They loved that for their own fun. But now she fell suddenly one day as she flew back to the cage, but I was standing in front, and to avoid bumping into me she nicked herself on the cage hard enough to make her fall to the floor. She then couldn't fly too high and I had some time finding her as she moved fast along the floor, and I'm not too swift anymore. Anyway, I thought she would be okay. It's about one month now, but she has been unable to fly....but otherwise I thought she was fine...ate and moved around the cage very well. But today she again tried to fly out and discovered she still cannot fly up too high. Was it a mistake not to take her to a vet? Actually, she wouldn't let me ever touch her and did give me a hurting nip or I took care that she ate some extra conditioning seed and watched her carefully. I feel now that she is still healing....and maybe will be okay. I don't know how long but I know it was her left wing that was hurt initially and still looks like it needs more feathers. There was never any blood or instance where she was visibly in pain, and acted normally otherwise.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-10-06
    Possibly she sprained or even broke her wing.  I'd think you would know if she broke her wing so let's assume she sprained it really good.  Takes awahile to heel. 
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Melissa - 2010-06-02
Both my male and female derbyan have very good vocabularies. They are now incubating three possibly going on four eggs. One of the derbyans actually asked if I were alright when I tripped in the yard. I had to look to see who was saying it as it was so clear. I had also the misfortune of losing my beloved Wally as a result of a hurricane threat around October/December 2007 here in Florida. He was in the house and had escaped the cage he had been placed in temporarily and flew over my head and out the back door when someone went to go outside.

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  • william - 2012-10-05
    Hi I am looking to purchase a male moustache weanned and tame baby can you help me? Thanks William,
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Yulonda - 2012-03-14
I just recently got a female Alexandrine parrot. Right now she does not make any noise. She just sits quiet and moves the moment I come to the cage. I try to hand feed her to make her a little more comfortable but she just starts climbing the cage. How long does it take for them to adjust? I've had her for 2 days now.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-14
    It takes around a week or two. Talk to her, leave music or TV on, let her get used to sounds.
  • Eleanor - 2012-10-03
    Hi I have an 18 month old Alex who up until recently we thought was a boy. we have had her for just under a year now. At first she was very quiet this lasted for just over a week. She talks non stop now and is a very affectionate we bird, although at first would nip when we got near her. I think it's just a matter of telling it off when it's biting and giving it alot of attention. Buddy now kisses us constanly and has taken to all of us although I like to think she prefers me lol
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kiana - 2012-08-07
I got a budgie three days ago and she doesn't seem to like me. She won't come any where near me and when I open her cage door she flies to the back of the cage and avoids my hand. She won't let me touch her . I dont know what's wrong. She has plenty of food and water she has a cuddle bone and mineral block and plenty of toys and perches! She wont even leave her cage! please help me

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-07
    She is scared.   New place to live, new sounds and all her old friends are gone - so no flock and she hasn't adjusted to you yet.  Use a towel if you have to but just literally take her out of the cage and go into a small room like the bathroom and sit down on the floor and let her walk around on th loor or on the towel. Have treats handy and cheerios work good.  You might have to do this several times.  You can also leave her cage door open and put food just outside the cage door.  You need to get her out and go from there.
  • kiana - 2012-08-08
    She won't let me pick her up. She bit me
  • Andrew - 2012-08-08
    YOU might need to take her to a room and turn out the light so the you can tame her not to be scared good luck
  • Jim - 2012-08-09
    Just one comment. I have read that a parakeet will not actually 'bite.' This is NOT true. Even through a towel they can 'BITE.'
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-08-10
    Anything will bite - well maybe not a worm but anything else I can think of including humans.  A parakeet will bite because they get frightened and will try to ptotect themselves.  Sometimes they will actually attack if trying to protect their babies.  If you need to pick one up and are not sure just throw a small towel over him and pick up the towel.
  • Tj Nguyen - 2012-09-30
    Yes, it will BITE. Mine tried me. He bit me when he did not want being picked up. He did not act as attack but his way to tell he doesn't like what we did to him. Not hurt though.
max crumrine - 2012-09-12
Would sand be ok to use on the bottom of a parakeet cage

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-09-12
    No, I wouldn't use sand.  They could eat it, heavy, holds bacteria from droppings etc.  You can use paper towel, Carefresh - I like those cage papers that you canpurchase at dr.s foster and Smith - sorta like tissue paper but youjust pull them out to clean cage.  Work good and really no mess.  Not sand though.
  • Tj Nguyen - 2012-09-29
    I use paper towel, changing daily, cleanest way. Well, It's up to you, :) I just suggest what I feel clean and easy.
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Kurt van Wyk - 2008-03-09
I've been looking for a hardy, pretty, playful parrot for a long time and this bird is definitely my 1st choice! I currently have two fischer lovebirds and a budgie (my brother also has a budgie). I just love parrots and finally I'll get my first large bird!

abdul - 2010-04-05
Different between male and female

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  • zeeshan khan - 2011-12-09
    i have two parrots in sky blue colour and I knew that who is male and who is female
Sandy Binkley - 2012-06-20
We just bought a Parakeet he is a good looking we love the bright yellow, we named him Sunny. We also have a Cockatiel, and Binky really was showing off for his attention. Can we put them in the same cage? The Cocktaiel is so calm and much more peaceful. Your web sight was very heplful to us, Thank You

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-20
    I wouln't put them in the same cage.  They can play together and be out together but I would let them have their own cage and toys.  I wouldn't want them to completely pair bond with each other and leave out their human.  Cockatiels can be pretty protective of their 'best pal' so I'd keep them in separate cages.
  • annatjie geyer - 2012-09-15
    Hi Sandy we have the female her name is Sussa! I need a male for her and will be so greatfull if you can help me ! I need to know were can I buy a male!

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