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Mayukh Banerjee - 2014-06-08
I have adopted a plum headed parakeet (male) in the month of March, this year. I have the following three questions. 1. Still he is scared of me. When I offer my finger to 'step up' he tries to bite me till now......I came to know through the internet that I should not remove my hand when he does so....but it hurts badly....one day it makes me bleed ..... now I use a hand towel, wrapping over my hand, so that he can't bite my skin, to offer him....he steps up with ease & now he is habituated with that. But still he is scared of my bare finger. How to get rid of this? 2. He only eats corn (maize), grapes & paddy seeds....he dislikes all fruits & grains (including sunflower) except the mentioned. Is the diet right for him? 3. I want to adopt one Indian ring necked (male) next month, Should I keep the Indian ring necked with the plum headed parakeet in the same aviary?

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hester - 2014-06-07
I have two alexandrines and my male suffered fits one day. I was shocked, took him to the vet and they too can not say for sure what was causing the fits. Being a nurse I look at what had happen before the fits he is +- 5 years, had bonded with an Indian male ring neck and in males it is the survival of the fittest? And whenever I give food he will feed the ring neck and he will not stop asking and demanding. This was before I got my female alex? I made the conclusion that is why he lost all his vitamins and low calcium causes kidney problems, and due to their anatomy if the kidney is sick and swollen it stimulates the big nerve that causes the feet to pull down and tonge biting. And after reading more I understand why if I don't touch him the fits is sort and if I touch him the fits is very severe. cCn I be right and this was a bizarre behaviour of two males?

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Gene - 2014-06-05
I have several budgies that are pied yellow/ blue. Sometimes they hatch with grey/ yellow, some with turquoise/white/ yellow. Has anyone seen this anomaly before? Is there any commercial interest? Please let me know as I haven't even found any reference to these combos anywhere! Hogg1199@yahoo.com

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Crystal Gindorf - 2014-05-24
I had a pair of plumheads and I just loved them. I would like to get another pair of them, but don't know where to go for them. Can anyone help me out on this please? I lost my birds when I moved from one state to another. Looking forward to hearing from you soon. I live in Nevada close to Las Vegas. Thank you for your time.

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Ruchika - 2014-03-23
I found him on the roadside and he is with us from a month and he only has guava and barley. What must we feed him and he is not friendly and we are worried he is afraid. Tell us what to give him and what we have to do to make him play with us.

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  • hira - 2014-04-02
    Hi my plum eats bread dipped in tea or even garevi. He eats corn, strawberries, mangoes, apples...almost all types of fruits. You can try giving them these. :)
  • pankaj - 2014-05-18
    Ruchika provide them kacha mango, green indian chillis, some sprouts, and like oats chane ki daal
  • Alex - 2014-05-28
    Hi there, do you still have the male and is he tame? Looking for an untamed male for my female in the aviary.... she has been very lonely since her partner passed away :(
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hira - 2014-03-31
I have a pair of plum head parakeets. They both are very friendly with me because I am the only one to entertain them. They are very jolly and sometimes become a shouting monkey to get my attention. I love them. I have recently gotten a female parakeet for my mino (male parakeet). She in a few days has adjusted amazingly. But the problem here is that I don't know when they will breed? I want to become aunti of their kids. :) They play with each other and have an open environment, they go from one room to another. I have set some flowers and tree stumps to make my place look like a forest. But when will they breed? I am really worried. Please help me. Want to become aunti hira..

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  • pankaj holkar - 2014-05-18
    Hello no need to worry these are also like other birds and you are petting them. All you need is to provide them nesting boxes according to ther size and they get mature for mating after 3 years. Female will start spending time in a nestbox, that is the sign that she is ready to breed. And will allow male for sex. Remove all messes you have created in your house. They need their mood, their time and privacy. All you need is to provide them time.
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jazmine - 2014-05-14
my bird is super healthy for trying all of these healthy things. pinapples,apples,apricots,bannanas,and other fruit. :D

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Kay Langer - 2014-05-14
Howdy, 15 1/2 years ago on Thanksgiving, a small bird flew into our house from the back sliding door. She stopped at the counter, where we had refreshments. She landed on a plate of cheese and crackers. She started talking, but it sounded like she was talking some asian language. We put up ads at pet stores and veterinary offices with no response. She has been identified from a bird pet store as a female and as a Meyer's Parrot. She talks English now and tells us at 9:00 pm every night 'go nite nite'. She also says 'hello' whenever the phone rings. We have a small chihuahua also, named Jenny. Our parrot, Paulie, says 'Jennie' over and over all day long. I have seen photos of Meyer's parrots and they all have some yellow on them. Paulie is gray with a very pretty green on her underneath. She won't let me near her but she loves my husband, Any suggestions on how we can get her to like me or at least not want to tear my hand off when I get close to her cage?

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janie - 2014-05-14
I was so hoping I had a pair of parakeets but I think I have now determined they're both males 1 is a definite blue the other one is a pinkish purple blue

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WendyLee - 2014-05-12
My daughter has had her parakeets (Budgies) for about 5 yrs. now. She turned 16 and is busy with other things and has lost interest in them, so I brought them into our living room, I didn't realize they don't seem to like each other very much, they are male and female. I bought them a huge flight cage, thinking maybe if they were able to fly around better, they would get along better. They do the kissing thing sometimes and sleep next to each other. I got them some new toys. They seem to love the cage, but they still fuss at each other a lot. I got them a pineapple little house thing, and the female (Juliet) is very possessive with it. She will chase him (Romeo) if he gets near it. I don't want to get rid of one or separate them cuz they've been together 5yrs. Any suggestions? My husband told me to put another parakeet in there with them, I don't want to make things worse?

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