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mary lou ignasiak - 2012-05-31
I have bought a parakeet she is all white with a little blue on her stomach. I'm having trouble with her she will not eat her food or drink her water she is a very scared bird and hides under her food dish also she does not chirp like other parakeets do. I don't know what I should do about this bird. I'm just wondering if she is scared or lonely. I don't know what else to do can anyone give me some suggestions as to what is wrong with her

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-06-01
    Give her some time to calm down and get used to your home. She is probably very frightened with all the new sounds and smells. Let her calm down and then leave the door open to her cage so she can come out on her own. Talk to her, sing, laugh, whatever so she gets used to you. Put treats outside the cage door if you need to. Approach her slowly and then just pick her up. If you could hold her in the pet store, you can hold her at home, it will just take her getting used to sites and sounds. If you couldn't hold her in the pet store, you are going to have to tame her.
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K Swapnil - 2012-05-31
I have a pair of rose-ringed parakeet......
They are now 3 months - apprx.

The male one is a little bit weak. He can't produce a high sound.
He can't make even good grip with his claws. He looks as if he is tired.

What to do.....



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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-31
    Obviously the best thing would be to find a vet. If there isn't one available then let's get the little fella warm and fed. Turn a lamp on so it shines on just a corner of the cage so he can go to a place where it is warm or cooler as he feels he needs. I would sppon feed him baby bird formula - whatever you have at a pet store there. If you don't have bird formula, then feed him baby food from a jar heated slightly with a spoon. If you don't have baby food, then mash up cooked sweet potatoe or mashed up vegetables so he can eat more and easier. He might have been weaned too quickly. He might be ill, but he just might be hungry.
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Ronnie - 2012-05-24
lovely, amazing, fantastic. recreative

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MANNY MARTINEZ - 2012-05-22
HELLO; IAM TRYING TO BUY A FEMALE ROSELLA FOR MONTHS AND NO LUCK SO FAR.PEASE IF ANYBODY HAS A FEMALE FOR SALE.LET ME KNOW . THANKS 253 495 9915.

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She D. Layosa - 2012-05-21
Can some pls help me with my budgie. Everytime she lays her egg she always throw it outside what will i do to stop this. Does my female budgie having a behavioral problem? am so pity with those eggs she lay:(

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-21
    She obviously doesn't want kids. Seriously, you don't want her doing that. Next time she lays an egg - remove the egg and put a heavy egg looking object in the nest. They have fake eggs for birds but possibly a hard boiled egg would work. You don't want her to keep laying eggs. Another thought is where is she laying the eggs? She needs a nest box - whether the eggs are furtile or not. Be a lot harder to throw the eggs out that way also. Not a behavioral problem as much as a has no idea what she is doing problem.
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Jim - 2012-05-18
Our parakeets were given to us and they do not fly around. We've tried to be patient and all but after the one guy actually bit my finger while I was trying to put him in his cage they don't want to go out of their cage(s). They LOVE celery and the younger ones love the leafy part while the older one loves the stalk.
Every time I reach in slowly to change their food/water they fly around like like I'm going to grab them. I do not want then to have a heart attack.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-19
    You can get them a small flight cage where you change the food and water from the outside.
  • Jim - 2012-05-19
    I was looking at small flight cages and saw they were 24 X16 X16 and the cage we have is 18 X16 X16 and didn't want to handle the birds to change cages because of fear of them having some heart attack.
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haleybug - 2012-05-06
Can anyone help me my female budgie is trying to mate with my male but he won't. Then a couple of weeks ago they were doing a mating dance and if I put her in the nesting box or a nice space she will sit in the corner and if I try to get close to she will attack me! Will anyone help me

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-06
    He will mate when he is ready - as will she. They go through a few practice runs and trial and errors but eventually they get it right. When you place the female in her nest box or she is just in it - it is her territory and she knows it. She will protect it and pretty much attack whatever comes near it. Mom instincts there.
  • Steven Bradley - 2012-05-12
    It isn't necessary to put your parakeet in the nest box. If it is attached to the outside of the cage, or correctly placed inside the cage, she should immediately become curious, and in my experience, will enter it within a few minutes. Expect to be scolded and even attacked when you peek inside, or try to handle her while she is in the nest.

    As to breeding, that MUST be left to the birds. They may never breed. Occasionally they just don't like one another, and nothing will happen.
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gms - 2012-05-10
Letting a young budgie out of the cage within a day or so of getting it wasn't wise. The best thing you can do is ensure the bird is safe and leave the cage open and free to get to with clean food and water. Nature will take its course. (as was mentioned)

As for parakeet behaviour if this is persistent they may be being traumatised by anything from cats, rats, dogs, kids and other birds with access to the cages make sure this is not happening, if they cant feel secure in their own home it may be time to have a look at something. Pretty much all creatures respond to baby talk well as it is none threatening and easer to convey intent. Birds are very small and you are very large so when approaching its always good to talk and in an none threatening way. Doorways and other locations where people and pets suddenly appear out of nowhere are not good locations for birds in a new environment or in general. If these dont help then take your bird to the vet. If it is healthy you might just have to settle with your pet not being as friendly as you would like. Be patient they will come around if you do often and in a talkative non threatening way.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-11
    All things need a safe place to be - pets, children included.
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Mary Ann - 2009-01-19
I recently bought a rehomed Quaker from a less than desirable home. Jade was angry, aggressive, color was dull, and she looked miserable. I was told she was very mean, cage territorial, "you will never get near her", she hates everybody, and doesn't talk. The food they gave me was some canary seed with about 90% sunflower seeds added. First, I got her on a top notch food. After a week, she was giving me kisses and purring like a cat, rubbing her head on my face, calling me "sweet baby" and asking me "are you a good girl?"
She is an excellent talker, says I love you, go bye bye, pretty girl, what?, yup, blows kisses, laughs, hiccups,and plays peek a boo. She even asks the dog "what are you doing" when he gets too close to her cage. With some good food, her color is just beautiful. The vet says NOW she is happy, healthy, and thriving. I can reach in her cage and scratch her head without a problem. I guess you cannot underestimate what kindness, attention and good food can do. These people had her 3 years and didn't have a clue. I am so grateful I got her out of that situation and hope to enjoy her for many years to come. I would recommend quakers to anyone who is willing to devote some quality time and good food. She is wonderful!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-07
    Quakers make wonderful afffectionate pets and they are so entertaining. Very social creatures. Glad you got her.
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Rose - 2012-05-05
I'm new to parakeets. Have no experience with them whatsoever. So I wonder if I'm going about it wrong. I took in two from the Humane Society in Feb and its now May and they haven't warmed up to me yet. I have been letting them out to fly during the day and maybe making a mistake?? Saw this and am now wondering...'Haven't had him out of his cage because he is not yet finger trained'. as seen post. ..Would value your comments and expertise.

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  • haleybug - 2012-05-06
    oh I have two budgies iceburg and aurora. They are the best if you need any help email me at haleybug19n01@gmail.com and ill help you all I can :)
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