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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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pauline penny - 2012-05-06
I bought a ringneck parakeet 2 years ago, he is a great guy makes me laugh, we have never spent time a part, I am due to go away for 3 days in July but I am unable to find anyone willing to look after him whilst I am gone. Is there such places like catterys for cats and kennels for dogs, WHAT about our beloved birds, please can anyone help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-05-06
    Try looking for a PET SITTER. They usually advertise in newspapers or put up a brochure at a vets office. There might be a web site for a PET SITTER in your town. Vet will usually board as well.
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Helen - 2009-10-22
We live in Brisbane and we bought our Alexandrine (Honey Girl) when she was 3 months old from a pet shop. I am the main carer. I am home all day with her, I feed her and clean her cage. She is out of the cage when we are home. I am so dissappointed as she seems to hate me. She attacks me everytime I put food in her cage. If she is on top of her cage and I go near her she skittles back into her cage. Yet she loves my husband. He is away all day and when he comes home she gets all excited. She runs to him when he goes near the cage. Jumps on his shoulder and nibbles affectionately at his ears and hair, chatters to him... grrrrr. I bought her for me!

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  • Jayde Kilby - 2010-05-02
    We also bought our Alexandrine at about 3 months old and he seems to have moods with both me and my partner where he will favour one of us more. Generally though I am home with him all day but he seems to prefer being with Kyle and often nibbles at his ears and chatters in his ear. Like you I clean and look after him, give him food all day. Once he even tried to attack me for cuddling up to my partner on the couch whilst he was sitting on his shoulder! Jealous!
    A lady we spoke to told us that they tend to choose one person whom they consider their 'partner for life'. So unfortunately this might be the case. Not much we can do about it!
  • sriprasanna - 2010-05-05
    Don't worry just give he sun flower seeds by your hand every she will become normal.
  • Coral - 2010-09-21
    Don't worry I have one the same I bought it for me but she bonded with my husband if he is at home she doesn't want me at all if he is not home she will come to me and sit on my shoulder. I feed her clean her cage the same as you but they just bond to one person and that is that. Mine has bitten me a couple of times which really hurts but I have learned they just love one person.
  • Nadine - 2011-01-05
    Ok the same thing happened to me and my husband. Now first things first don't let your parrot on your shoulder he will dominate you and will think he is high in the pecking order, he probably loves your husband because he is taller or seem like the pecking order leader. I advise that your husband start ignoring the bird and you only pet it or play with it. Even when the bird gets excited and flys on him he must ignore the bird. As for getting him out of the cage I just let the bird come out when he want its this is the only way that worked for me because my bird is very territorial of his cage. After we purchased a standing perch everything seemed to get a lot better, a standing perch is awesome because it's a place for the bird to hang out out of the cage. But your husband must ignore the bird it worked for me now my 6 month old alexandrine loves me. Birds are such hard work and I feel your pain hope it all works out.
  • Marsha - 2011-06-15
    I am not an expert as we only own a lovebird (male) and female cockatiel. The female bird loves my husband and the male bird is my buddy by their own choice even though we both interact with the birds and I am primarily the one feeding them. I have been told it is very common for birds to bond with their owners of the opposite sex. Both birds are adopted and I intended for them to be my pets. Fortunately my husband has come to love "his" cockatiel.
  • Andrea - 2011-07-06
    A good way to start is by watching your husband and seeing what he's doing to make her happy. Then walk up with your husband to the bird cage and if the bird knows your husband won't hurt her, than she will know that he thinks this is fine and the bird will actually start a bond with you too if she understands that your not going to hurt her either.
  • Aisha - 2012-01-03
    I am experiencing the same behavior with my Alexandrine, Meetu, as well. She loves my husband and ignores me (he bought her for me as a pet too). I do all the cleaning and feeding. But she is attached to him and will just get so excited and start to shriek when ever he leaves the room and follow him all over the house. She sits with her tail up and nudges his hand with her beak to pet her back. This is what I have come to know as initializing mating. She has laid infertile eggs! When the female starts to initiate mating behavior, put her into the cage and eventually she will learn this is a no, no. But opposite sexes do attract! :)
  • Cristina - 2012-04-09
    I have an Alexandrine also and I have studied a lot on these types of birds. I did learn that they get along better with their opposite gender. I'm so glad I happen to get a male cause he is the sweetest little guy. He was given to me by a friend and my bird did not like my friends dad or brother at all!
  • Lesley - 2012-04-10
    My partner and I bought an Alexandrine. I do everything for her and she hates me and loves my partner. He bought her for me. I have cried once or twice from her disregard for me and her bites. I feed her and clean her cage and care for her completely. I am very stubborn and keep on trying. Now when I ask her for a kiss she nips my nose, not too hard. I am ridulously happy about that. In time I am sure she will understand that I love her too and allow me to become close to her.
  • Shrinka - 2012-04-27
    I have so far had experience with 2 ring necks and one alex all females and the first one bonded with me and the second one bonded with my mother and the Alex and I share a special bond. Even though the Alex is young only 2 months and will sexually mature in over a year she is a completely adorable baby no inhibitions of climbing hands of males or females in the house. I think its a huge misconception that parrots only bond with the opposite sex.
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