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cucuta... - 2011-12-10
female birds are always green or yellow , and male birds are always blue ? , ore that depends on the way they look for example their tail ?

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  • Catalina - 2012-01-03
    Female and male birds can be any color for example I have a blue,female parakeet you can only tell by looking at their beak. Blue beak= Male
    Brown beak= female. :] Your Welcome!!!!
  • Kelly - 2012-01-03
    4 parakeets if the nostrils are blue or purple it's a boy pink or brown means girl
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Confused2011 - 2011-12-27
I recently acquired two Parakeets for my soon to be 4 year old from a friend of my mother. The birds came as a complete surprise and I was completly shocked when she gave them to me. Right now our home is not big enough for the birds, 1 bedroom apt with two adults and a todler. I am a person who has never liked birds being kept as pets and now that I have had them for a couple of days that outlook is changing. In reality it is not fair to the birds to be with us and do not know what else to do with them other than to give them back. If anyone has any suggestions please reply, trying to do what is best for the birds.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-27
    Their heart might have been in the right place but they should have asked. I am sorry. You can advertise the birds on Craigslist or any free paper. You can take them to a rescue (yes they do take birds). You can ask your friends or call a breeder. You can probably take them to a pet store. I think I would just give them back to the woman with thanks for her consideation but explain your concern for the parakeets.
  • Catalina - 2012-01-03
    I think if your uncomfortable you should just try to give them the best freeedom you can like letting them walk on the ground. Just try to make them happy while they are there it might take off the burden:p ur welcome!!
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hend - 2011-12-19
I have just bought a pair of eastern rosella they are still afraid of me i put them in a aviary of height 1m , width 0.5m , length 1m i want to know if it is enough or i should have a bigger one and i want to know about their nest and do they like to eat ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-19
    You would need a larger cage or flight. For a breeding pair you would want something that is minimally 4 feet by 3 feet and 4 feet high with the nest box(es) at the top with a perch (so the male can sit) close by while the female is sitting the eggs. The male will also incubate the eggs. Good idea to put up two next boxes - at least 9 inches in size and let them choose. Nesting material can be sawdust or something like Carefresh. Leave them twigs, wood etc to also 'HELP' build their nest box. They usually nest in hollowed out logs and like to build (chew) a nesting area. As far as I know they eat just about everything. A good seed mix, plus pellets and some vegetables and fruits (occasionally). They like scrambled eggs (and leave the shelss in for calcium) and you can add veggies to the eggs. Fish and chicken works good too.
  • hend - 2011-12-21
    thanks alot
    but they dont want to eat eggs
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Aleisha Sanders - 2011-12-14
I need some advice from veteran parakeet owners. our female just had 2 hatchlings about 6 weeks ago and today my father calls saying that she has laid an egg. so my concern is it okay for the older keets to be mating again not even 3 months afterwards

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-15
    It happens sometimes. I would give her extra calcium - scrabled eggs with the shells in or a cuttlebone but yes it does happen and not uncommon.
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William - 2011-12-13
I love, parakeets. They are vary cute,kind,clean (At, times.) But in all means great pets to have! Not only dogs but, parakeets to are sadly, inbred. We as people commonly don't thank of pet birds, being inbred. Well it is true if you look at it. When you see a blue parakeet, you can't really see it out in the wild. Well that is because you can't! Parakeets such as purple and white and blue and other all sorts are inbred to sell. If you ever see a parakeet with a ankle band on it does not mean its under house protection but it means it was bred to be a bird of show and probably did not win. (Other problems with a inbred bird is... Week bones,Inteligents(at times) and feather loss.) I have a natural un inbred parakeet (Yellow and Green) and his/her name is Ptak Polish for bird and still is to young to have a sex id. But, in other terms parakeets are a great pet to have cheep and loyal to you if you treat it right in any color size and shape they make me happy and I wish they do you to :) ~William Scott

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susan jones - 2011-10-24
I have had my quaker for 24 years. I raised him my self. I live alone and he is the best company you could ever want. He is so loving. He is never in the cage when i am home. He goes from room to room with me. He even takes a shower with me. I don't know what I would do if I would loose him, because I could never get another one. I never had a family so Charlie is my family.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-24
    So many people do not realize how totally wonderful a bird is as a companion/pet. They become your family. They are your family. They are extremly expresssive and some actually talk. Either way, they train their humans extremely well. Thank you for sharing.
  • lonnie - 2011-12-12
    Hi Susan love your and I am thinking about getting one. There's alot of things i would like to know about raising one. food, cage when not at home. Best place to get one and how much is the right price, I see prices from 150-800 that seems a big differnce which I could get some help maybe you? thanks for your time and hope to find one just like yours a real friend. lonnie tx.
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Dolores - 2011-11-29
Can two males be together in the same cage.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-29
    Yes they can. No problem.
  • Robin Stitt - 2011-12-05
    Yes two males can live together and will become close friends; even will take turns acting like the female and allowing the other to regurg. food and feed; if there are two males and a female there will be fighting until they can figure it out.
  • zeeshan khan - 2011-12-09
    difference between australlian parrot male and female
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Robin Stitt - 2011-12-05
I have a male green/yellow male whose beak gets an out growth which curls under and gets so long he can no longer close his mouth, so I have started to use a fingernail clipper to keep it normal shaped. Has any one seen or heard of this?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    Yep. It is an overgrown beak. The vet will file it or clip it but you sound like you have that down. They say it is a result of a trauma to the beak or a nutrictional problem. You can try a lava rock in the cage and it might just file it's own beak down. I would try some vitamin supplements or look into his diet also.
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david - 2011-12-05
is it best to get another bird after his mate has been gone for 5yrs?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-05
    I don't think there is a best or not best in this. I am sure your little one would enjoy company but is fine with you as a companion. It sorta depends on what you would like.
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amal - 2011-12-02
Hi I have 2 parakeets males I guess in 2 seprate cages... Muradi I got him 2 months ago and was training him he was ok....And I got Minion a few days ago he's already trained...when I get Minion out of his cage in a seprate room from where the two usually are he's so sweet he plays with me sits on my shoulders and head and even let me kiss him..the problem is Muradi doesn't respond with me anymore???..And when the two are out together they just don't come near me what's the best way to deal with them and train them...and how can I make them go into the same cage with out fighting...because whenever i try they just bite each other.....please help me

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-12-02
    If you have two parakeets in one cage - chances are they will pair bond - you will be the extra. So if you want them both as pets - leave them in separate cages. You need to work/train each bird separately. Work/play/talk to each parakeet separately giving words to the actions you perform. 'SIT' 'UP' 'KISS' 'PET' etc. If you want them in the same cage - you will just have to work with them more often. They will learn to get along in neutral territory when they are outside the cage. I would let both parakeets out and then rearange the cage and move it to a different location. When you see the birds getting along, put them in what they now believe to be a neutral cage. Muradi I would think is protecting 'HIS CAGE' and wanting to insure he is the alpha. Change the cage around, move it and let them learn about each other in neutral territory.
  • amal - 2011-12-03
    thanxs I'll try doing all this and see what works with me
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