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Marisa Fourie - 2013-10-14
I had a pair of Mealy Rosellas and a pair of Golden Mantle Rosellas. One of the Mealies suddenly died and one of the Golden Mantles flew away. We thought to keep them in separate cages was a waste and decided to put them together. At this stage we thought that both were males. Then suddenly we didn't see the mealy anymore and looked inside the nest box, only to find that the 'he' is a 'she' and she had 4 eggs! Now we have two beautiful babies. Both look like the father, the Golden Mantle. A friend of ours told my husband that the babies are mules. Can anybody please tell me if this is the truth?

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  • imran - 2013-11-04
    Hi! myself i have been looking for answer of same question. i have been surfing on internet cant get any link. if any one knows plzzz tell us.
  • Clarice Brough - 2013-11-07
    When two distinct species coming from the same genus are cross-bred, the offspring are called interspecific hybrids. In this case it is the Mealy Rosella 0r Pale-headed Rosella (Platycercus adscitus) being crossed with the Golden-mantled Rosella (Platycercus eximius elecica). Unfortunately it is true that the offspring of an interspecific cross is very often sterile.
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Isabel - 2010-07-30
I have two Budgerigars and my male Ocean is perched perfectly but my Fe male is fluffed up, Do you think I should take her to the Vet, she sneezes but there is no change in the eating habits or her poop.

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  • Chris Miilu - 2013-10-27
    If your Parakeet sneezes and is fluffled up, she is probably very ill.  I just lost an adored female Keet; she was sneezing at night and then for two days she sat in her mirror fluffed up.  I took her to an Avian vet and they xrayed her - she was congested and ill.  Put her on meds, but it was already too late.  Take your Keet to the vet now!
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matt - 2013-10-06
Hi. I was recently going to pull my baby alexandrines out to hand raise but the male flew away so I don't know if I still should because I don't want the hen to get real depressed. Thinking maybe leave one in the nest for her. Any ideas? Thanks

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Reina - 2013-09-16
I just recently got a Budgie (Parakeet) I had initially named him Marley.. But after some research, I'm almost positive that my Budgie is a female, therefore I have renamed her NyaMae. I've had a Budgie before, back when I was about 15 his name was Weezy. I was sure of his sex because I had gotten him directly from the pet store.. Unfortunately, NyaMae was a friend's before she was mine. My friend had her for about a months time give or take.. At this friends home she didn't receive any attention at all and I'm almost positive she was never allowed to fly.. With that being said, Today is the first day I've let her out of her cage. I'm more than certain that she's enjoying herself, being that she's flown in circle around my head over a dozen times. In my personal opinion Budgies are one of the best pets to have.. I'm more than thrilled to have NyaMae in my life.

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kevin - 2013-06-15
I got a pair of rubino rosella last year. The hen want down but the cock bird has been beating her up big times and not the first time.If anyone can help, thanks.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-15
    Normally a male will attempt to feed the female prior to brooding, and if the female is receptive then mating will follow. Of course that assumes that they have a proper breeding environment and nest box, and it is the right time of year. These are seasonally breeding birds, about August to March.

    It sounds like they may not be compatible, the female is possibly receptive but the male is not. You may want to have the both birds sexed (DNA sexing works well) to make sure you have a proven male/female pair. In the meantime you're best bet may be to separate them to keep the one from being hurt by the other.
  • Anonymous - 2013-09-12
    I had the same problem with my Rubino. I found out the female is still immature, I separated them (but close to each other)for several months. When I put them back together the male is not much of a problem anymore. They produced babies later.
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Jeannie Martin - 2013-09-11
I have a female who's layed her eggs. In the last week she isn't sitting on them very much is this normal at first?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-09-12
    How many eggs has she laid? Sometimes they won't start sitting on them right away and will wait until the second or third egg is laid. They usually lay one egg every 2 days, so it could take 4-6 days before she starts sitting on them. I hope she starts sitting on them soon! Keep us posted, and good luck!
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Edward Canny - 2013-06-20
Hello,

I'm looking for a female Golden Mantled Rosella in or close to Texas. I live just north of Houston. My male lost his mate!



Thanks,

Edward

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-06-21
    I'm so sorry to hear about your lost female! Good luck Edward... there have GOT to be good mate selections out there for you!
  • Kitty Stone - 2013-08-21
    Edward, Have you located a female? I have one that I may be willing to offer. Kitty
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Tyion Blasingame - 2013-08-01
You might remember me from baby Adam. Hi I have another bird it's a girl her name is Princess and she's shy.

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Eliza Parker - 2013-07-30
I'm hopefully getting an alexandrine or indian ringneck parakeet. Could you give me some tips on how to train it, and maybe do tricks? Thanks, Eliza Parker

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-31
    My main advice is patience! Alexandrines can be easy to tame, it just takes patience and willingess to repeat activities over and over. Are you going to get a baby? The first thing you want to teach it is to take a treat from you and then to step up onto your finger. After that you can start working on harder tricks. Read about Handling and Training Parakeets for more information.
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Cristina - 2013-07-18
My Quaker Parrot, Molly, just recently started hanging around at the bottom of her cage. Which is unusual since she's always running around in and out of the cage. I saw her scratching here and there, and thought maybe she wants something to run around in. Like paper. I gave her some torn up pieces of newspaper and let handle her business. She seemed content. Which helped stop her excessive scratching at the bottom of the cage. But now she just hangs around there. She nods her head towards me and eats every once in a while. The only time she doesn't hang there is when it's time to sleep. She goes back to her usual perch at the top. She seems content when I wrap my hand around her like a blanket and makes these chirp sounds and flaps her wings excessivly when she's happy to see me or approves of me. When I take her out of her cage and into another room she grows desperate in trying to locate her cage when she's away from it and tries to pry herself away from me to get back to cage. She's never done this before. And gets extremely furious when someone other than myself approaches her or her cage. Her eyes and nose are not runny or anything. Is she trying to build a nest and protect it?! She only lets me touch her and put my hand in the cage...

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-24
    It is possible she is going through a mating phase. I know with my parrot she would periodically go into 'heat' and would become very attached to me and repeat some weird rituals (such as turning around in circles for long periods of time). That may be what is going on with her. If that's what is going on she will probably come out of it eventually. I know it might be hard, but also try not to encourage this behavior because she might also consider you her 'mate,' and you want her to know you are not her mate.
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