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Subhra - 2013-01-16
My eastern rosella pair laid two eggs day before yesterday but the female is not incubating the egg at night? Is it okay? Is she going to incubate all the day after laying all her eggs?

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  • Sylvia - 2013-04-28
    interesting..mine does the same thing..all day she in the nest but at nights she is purched out in the cage next to the male!!
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Sylvia - 2013-04-28
Hi..I need help. my Female Rosella has laid 2 eggs, but when she comes out..she is panting! as if someone has been chasing her!? the male is okay ..he feeds her...sometimes I see her getting away from him. I have a cage with rollers and take them out during the day..and bring them in at nights! since we have raccoons in our back yard at nights all my pets come inside! is this stressing her?! need help..thanks

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-29
    Nice that she has eggs, but it does sound like something is stressing her out. It could be from being moved around, or maybe there's compatibilty issues with the male (though that's less likely in my opinion), or maybe its too warm. Keeping the breeding cage in a permenant place that's a safe environment may help calm her down.
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Animal-World info on Alexandrine Parakeet
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Rose - 2013-04-28
Hi I have a 3 year old alexandrian that I recently took over the care off, she's handraised and quite friendly... I would love to know from this age onwards will she pick up new words? She only says hello at the moment.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-28
    Alexandrine Parakeets aren't as big at talking as some of the other parrot species, like Amazons and African Greys. But they are capable of talking to some extent. Because yours is already saying one word, I would say the chances are she could learn a few more. Good luck and let us know:)
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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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joshua - 2013-04-26
hi, i am joshua i own a pair of budgies they are not steping up on my finger nor breed what shall i do

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-26
    Hi Josh, teaching them to step up on your finger takes a bit of patience but is usually easily accomplished if the birds are young. See the Parakeet care page for details on how to do this here Parakeet Care: Handling and Training
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Animal-World info on Derbyan Parakeet
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Nina - 2013-04-23
Hi, I bought our Derbyan yesterday, he is 9 month old now. Is he still can be friendly, beacuse he is always want to bite very hard everything is going closed to him, he is like he want to attach and i don`t know why, maybe he is afraid too much?Is he will be friendly and playfull if we give a lot of attension to him? How is the best way to make him very friendly and hand trained? From how old they can speak?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-23
     If it was a handfed bird, he may become more friendly with lots of patience and love. Make offerings of friendship by speaking to it softly and often, and offer it treats.  However as you can see from the 'Social Behaviors' section above, these birds tend to naturally be a bit aloof with humans. They are very social with other birds and so do make excellent aviary birds. Good luck..
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Tasha - 2007-12-13
I came across a homeless Derbyan parakeet several months ago. I've never had a bird so I was only going to keep him temporarily until I found a home for him. Needless to say, we fell in love with him! Their personalities must differ just like humans because I severly disagree with some of the comments I've read. My Derbyan, Sunny, is the sweetest most affectionate pet. He begs for attention and wants to be on my shoulder constantly! He even loves my 6 year old son. He talks to me and whistles and never makes a peep once I put him in his cage for the night. He doesn't startle easily and doesn't care if his cage is moved. He is so loving and adaptable. I would recommend a Derbyan as a pet to anyone that loves animals.

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  • Melissa - 2010-05-31
    I would like to feel that Tasha found my homeless Derbyan that had lived in St. Petersburg area of Florida. His original name was Wally and we still have his sister Matilda that is about to be a mother. He has been gone a few years ago shortly nearing the end of hurricane season when he was brought it from the outside with his sister. He managed to fly out the sliding door after my not realizing he was out of his cage. I was heart broken as we advertised him being lost on Avian Biotech at the time and also advertised here in Florida.
  • spencer Miller - 2013-03-16
    I am curious as to which state you reside in we lost our male derby an a few months ago. He is extremely loving, has a large vocabulary and says some very specific sentences you are not likely to hear from another bird. He's 18 1/2 years old and we got him when he was three months. It's been devastating. He is banded and we have the paperwork with the numbers
  • bruce - 2013-04-21
    hi anybody that has a male derbyan parakeets please let me i lost my 2 male fr eml or call 650 400 9175 thank you om a stryed cat killed them please call 650 400 9175 thank you
  • bruce - 2013-04-21
    hi anybody that has a male derbyan parakeets please let me i lost my 2 male fr eml or call 650 400 9175 thank you om a stryed cat killed them please call 650 400 9175 thank you
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jayashree - 2013-04-16
hi, my 6 months old Alexandria has lost his feathers in the face but he is active and eating good. is he normal or any problem with him? when the molting period starts? what are the symptoms of 1 st molt? how long it will take for molting?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Losing the feathers on his face is not a sign of molting. Not sure, but you may have a problem with mites, which indicates his environment is not all it could be. They need a clean cage and their food needs to be fresh. They need plenty of room to move around, and companionship too (either regular attention from you or a companion in the same room) to keep them from getting bored. These things help alleviate problems. But... you do need to figure out why his facial feathers are lost, so keep researching or ppossibly see a veterinarian:) Best of luck to your an your Alexandine Parakeet!
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Max - 2013-04-15
I have a pair of budgies, it's their second time they bred. But I did not get any baby budgies from those eggs. I don't know what the problem is so any help would be appreciated. They are a confirmed pair.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Gosh not sure... but with most parrots it has to do with the temperature, foods while breeding, and the environment. Look at all those elements and what breeders suggest, and you may find the clues you're looking for. (I've only bred cockatiels, Amazon parrots, Macaws, and Conures... so just not familiar with budgie requirements.) Good luck!
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Paul - 2013-04-09
How long should one wait to introduce a new bird Into the same cage?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-10
    It really just depends. How many birds are already in the cage and how old are they? You could try introducing them right away and see how they react. My suggestion would be to keep them in cages next to each other until it appears they know each other and then try introducing them.
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Sarah - 2013-04-05
Hello, I have a question. My uncle had two parakeets in the same cage and one of them passed today just randomly. Would it be alright if he got another one to put back with the other one, who is female? The last one was a male. Does the gender matter and can they be in the same cage if he gets a new one? I've owned birds before, but I was a child. I am asking in regards to my uncle because he's not sure what types of questions to ask. If nobody is sure, is there any recommended sites I can check out? So far, I haven't found much info about those types of questions.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-05
    It really just depends on the individual birds personalities. He would probably love another companion. However, my personal recommendation would be to keep the two birds in separate cages right next to each other so they can get used to each other before putting them in the same cage. But, you never know. They might get along great right from the start or they may fight.
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