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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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Donita Kidd - 2013-01-18
Female Rock Pebbler for sale........425-344-4880, Marysville, Wash. Bird is from Australia, 4-years old

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  • John caponetto - 2013-07-10
    I'm very interested in the female Rock Pebbler is she still available and if so Thank you. John
  • Amber Jorgensen - 2013-07-15
    My sister in-law was given a rock pebbler and in the 2 days I spent visiting, 'Pebbles' allowed me to get him out of his cage a few times and cuddle with him. Unfortunately she will not give up the bird, so I am looking to find one for myself. I have a lot of experience with a wide variety of birds. I would train/handle the rock pebbler as a companion bird. I currently live in NC, but I am looking into moving to the Idaho, Oregon, Washington area in the next few months. If anyone can hook me up with a breeder, I would appreciate it! Razzkitty73@yahoo.com
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Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
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Tyion Blasingame - 2013-07-14
Hi, My parakeets name is Baby Adam. He is very sensitive around new people but he is nice! But if you mess with him he will bite you, also he likes to kiss people and bite their lips.

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Animal-World info on Derbyan Parakeet
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Linda - 2013-07-11
I have a parakeet (I believe female) who hasn't had a cage mate for several years. My husband taught out of state and originally had 2 parakeets as his apartment mates (probably since about 2004), but one died a couple years later and the remaining bird, Sarah, has been alone since then. I have her at home now, she has always been very nervous when people get close to her, and I believe she has seizures now and then. Anyway, a couple of months ago, I put a mirror in her cage, and she absolutely loves it, sits close and stares into it all day, chirping. I'm sure she thinks its a friend. However, I feel badly because sometimes she gets very excited, chirping and poking at the mirror, like she's trying to get into the mirror to get to her 'friend.' This seems so frustrating I hate to watch her go through it. She finally just gives up and sits quietly away from the mirror for awhile. Anyway, at her age and history of begin alone, would it be a mistake to get her a cage mate for real, or should I just let things be? It's hard to know how she'll react to anything. I don't want to send her into a frenzy. Any suggestions would be appreciated!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-12
    You could get another parakeet and keep it in a cage right next to yours. It is likely your parakeet would enjoy having a companion bird to talk to! Eventually, if you feel comfortable and the birds seem to be getting along, you could introduce them to each other in the same cage.
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Laura - 2013-07-05
I purchased a male, two and 1/2 month Derbyan that was hand fed. He is a delight, I have had him for 8 days now. He will stay on top of his play gym for hours and not fly off. He lets me hold him for hours and is very sweet and loving. I spend a lot of time with him and let the other members of my family hold him so that he remains tame and socialized. He is a wonderful bird.

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Iv - 2003-08-27
My parakeets name is Chocho. She is a green 4 year old female. She is a very good companion and very very smart. She lives alone but I an always with her. She is a very good pet and she is tamed and can do a few tricks, I am sure that she could talk but I dont want to pressure her, I think talking is not a natural thing, so why push it?
If your thinking of getting a bird get a parakeet, they are the best!!!

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  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    It's good for them to learn.
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Gloria - 2013-06-28
My daughter just gave us TJ he is a blue beautiful playful bird. He seems to be enjoying his new territory, we are keeping him outside in a shaded area. I am concerned that with it being so hot in our area something might go wrong. How do these birds do in the heat, so far he seems to be doing great. We keep plenty of water and food in his cage. Should I bring him in or is it ok to leave him where he is? Thank You

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-01
    How hot is it getting? Keeping them in the shade is a good idea, but if it's getting hotter than 90-100 I would recommend either bringing him inside or setting up a mister/ cooler for him outside.
  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    Keep on working on it they will kiss you it is good for them to get sunlight.
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Animal-World info on Indian Ringneck Parakeet
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Apples_Mom - 2013-06-28
I have an 18 month old female IRN that I adore. I agree that they are not good first-time birds but my baby is exactly that. She is also tolerant of my family to include children as long as they have food or she can't see me directly. We love this bird. =)

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shanique - 2013-06-10
My bird is a parakeet. It is very playful. I got it on my birthday. My parakeet is a boy. My bird is named blue my name is shanique (sha-ni-k). It is crazy.

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