Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

Animal-World Information about: Budgerigars - Parakeets

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melissa - 2014-11-19
My mom's best friend bred and raised green budgies. Some one wet to her porch and released her flock of about 60.i have always liked budgies, but am afraid of the flock getting out to no food and water supply. I have to repair the aviary for birds. This time poor careful for my buddies. I would rather green budgies.

Anonymous - 2014-10-10
WOW i fainted when i seen my birds

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  • Anonymous - 2014-10-10
    WOW so did i
Josh Wallace - 2014-06-30
My parakeet is very boring if I give him twigs will he make own nest? Note this is a boy parakeet. Also would it be a hoot if iIgave him a nesting box and put twigs in that for HIM?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Twigs would definitely help with boredom, as would a nest box. You can also provide him with other toys, and things like a ladder and a swing would help give him things to keep him occupied.
  • yasmine - 2014-10-10
    No unless you have a girl too Yasmine Hafdi
yasmine - 2014-10-10
my parakeets have been here for 4 years but i did not name them

Lkschick - 2004-01-08
Parakeets are so beautiful! I have a boy and a girl, Tweety and Taz.
They always make me laugh! They are great pets and I would definatly get 1,000 more, but my dad says two is enough.

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  • yasmine - 2014-10-10
    yeah i had my parakeets for 2 years and i didn't even name them my parakeet repeats after me does yours
Katrina - 2008-11-26
Budgies are a wonderful pet! I have four right now and they are definitely my best friends. I agree with the authors statement that giving them plenty of flight time will make them happier birds, I would just like to add that budgies are extremely curious and they should be watched constantly when they are loose. It's not uncommon for them to get into everything... turning your back for even a second can mean disaster!!

If you have been considering getting a budgie, you won't regret it! They are amazing friends and really bring life into a home :) Not to mention, they make the CUTEST little sounds :) All I ask is that you please do your research before buying your bird. It's best to understand what kind of food/supplies you need to feed and bring it home before even considering your pet. I have had parakeets for years and still find myself refreshing my knowledge on occasion, it is the best way to have your friend for a very long time :)

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Your found parakeet sounds like a great pet and it is behaving normally for a parrot just introduced to a new environment. Birds take a while to adjust to a new home, it may get more vocal as it gets acclimated. You're a great person for taking care of these animals and I wish you the best in finding them permanent homes.
  • tammy - 2014-07-14
    My kids just found a parakeet thrown away in a dumpster, cage in all, I have no clue what ti do with it, I bought it parakeet food, but its been quiet, eating, and cleaning itself. Aren't they usually noisy???I ccould use some advice here please. Im not an animal person at all, and I already housing a 9yr old chihuahua they found 2 weeks ago. Im not an animal or pet person, but can't stand to see an animal being abused or mistreated. Looking for forever homes for both pets, but want to take the best possible care of them and maybe show them the love an attention theyve probably never had. So any advice would be helpful. Thank you for your time
  • Cheryl - 2014-08-24
    What state do you live in? I am looking interested in the bird you found. I live in Dallas TX.

    Thank you,
Kathy - 2014-08-24
I have a budgie parakeet, (blue n white), he's about 4 yrs old. His beek is long that it curls way under n has like a spoon shape on the end? Is this normal or what can I do? He still can eat, but can not peck at things with a pinch anymore.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-29
    One of the most common causes of an overgrown beak is vitamin A deficiency, usually caused by an all seed diet (unless your bird has suffered from a beak trauma, or any malady that would cause a malformed beak). This can be alleviated with diet and supplements, but it will take time. Also make sure you provide plenty of chew toys so the bird can naturally keep its beak trim.

    For now, you need to trim his beak to prevent other problems. An avian vet can to this, or you can do it yourself if you feel confident. Tahere are bird trimmers available a pet stores. You may want to just trim a little ways back at one time and then trim again later, because if the beak is trimmed too short it will cause the bird pain and it will bleed.
drew - 2014-08-08
I just got my pet Budgerigar do I have to put a cover over his cage or is it just it keep him quite at night?

vidyumna - 2014-08-04
My bird oggy passed away .He was a legend very active.I tried to accompany female bird three times but none survived.since couple of days he became per the advice I administered antibiotics for two days.110 mg tablet dissolved in one litre water and a small quantity od this kept in the water bowl.
Next day new preparation prepared and kept
But third day i lost him.very much depressed
Why this happened.experts please let me know.want to be cautious in future.please answer

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-08-05
    Its hard to say why your bird died. They live on average 12 to 14 years and are very hardy. It sounds like your bird may have been sick, because you said you were advised to start an antibiotic treatment. Presumably you told them about, or they saw, physical symptoms that indicated this type of treatment. The best way to get an answer is to have your veterinarian perform an autopsy, yet even that may or may not be conclusive.
CW - 2014-07-19
For the last few days I've seen this beautiful bird at my bird feeders. Today while outside I saw it and wanted to take a photo. I was amazed when the bird allowed me to come within inches of it to take a photo. I've since learned it is a Budgerigar Parakeet. Someone suggested it's probably someone's pet and for me to try to catch it. I don't know much about that and wouldn't know what to do with it. Do they or can they survive in Maryland?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2014-07-22
    Budgies aren't native to Maryland, so it probably was someone's pet. Parrots can handle some temperature changes but with the extremes in your state I would suggest that it won't survive outside through the winter. If you can catch it, this page offers some great info on how to care for it. Good luck!