Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

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VictoRiia Lopez - 2012-03-21
I have two parakeets blue and yellow. The blue one has brown on its nose and the yellow one has super light blue (almost reaching to white). How can you tell the difference between which is a boy and girl?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-21
    The males cere (nose) is usually blue and the females nose (cere) is a tan or yellowish tan.
Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-09
OK my female parakeet is pooping and her poop is mostly water in it some piece of green poop. Is somthing wrong. Is she going to die?

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  • Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-09
    Do you think because she does not drink water
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-09
    Possibly too much fruit or even too many vegetables but defitenly fruit will do his. A change in diet could possibly do this. One half grape to a parkaeet is like you eating a whole watermelon. Yes, she has diahrhea and could get seriously dehydrated. If it goes on longer than two days - I'd take her to the vet.
Aby T. - 2012-03-02
I had two parakeets (male and female), the female died today and i was wondering if i got a new female,would my male parakeet get along with her?

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  • Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-03
    This happened to me. I let the male stay by itself, then I tamed it. It will not get sad if you tame him and play with him. So if you don't have time to play with the bird then buy one but make sure it's almost the same age as the male. Mine lived 12 years by itself. It was the same age as me but it died.
KeetieLady - 2009-04-16
I a commenting to "missingmybird" and also to the one who asked how you can tell the sex of a bird... vets can tell for sure, ha, but other than that, its their ceres "beak" color, if blue a boy, if pink a girl, easy to remember-- but sometimes one must wait a bit because my present keet was about 3 months when his ceres went from pink to blue and later vet confirmed.
To missingmybird, 7 yrs is a nice life--and you gave him a good one and a nice end for him to kiss you before going to birdie heaven... I had a keet that ran into things--everytime he flew-- and we realized he was partially blind so that may be it with your precious parakeet. I hope you consider getting a new one. My blind one only lived 5 yrs but my present bird is 12 years old next mo and doing extremely well.
Even though my talkin Tweet is 12, I never had his wings-- or nails-- clipped and his cage is always open but I'm careful that he never got used to combing the floors, you know like we do beach combing-- it's dangerous what they will put in their mouths... but they like children, they won't hurt them, and like to fly, that is so important. and unless you have been trained to clip wings and nails you really shouldn't do it yourself![thinking of someone here who commented].

Laura Reyes - 2009-12-04
I love having parakeets. I had a beautiful girl named Bebe for 3 years, but someone left the door open and she flew away right before a hurricane like storm, so I lost her. I cried for 2 days because she did lots of cute stuff and my husband and I loved her alot. Then,a year ago I got 2, Dude and Precious, and Precious died a couple of months ago. We had a funeral for her and buried her under an oak tree. Now I got Zen about 4 months ago, and I thought it was a boy, but the cere changed color so I think its a girl! I am confused, and may have to call her Zena! Anyway she plays soccer with a golf ball and carries a tiny baseball bat around in her mouth and is very funny. Dude is rather timid but is a beautiful white and turquoise. I am thinking of getting another one soon. I love them!

shadwick jones - 2009-04-12
My wife and I and our three children just received the gift of two young parakeets one blue, one yellow. My wife was outside with the dog when the blue one started to land on her. Not knowing what it was she swatted at it (she did miss though). After realizing what it was and seeing it had a partner, we started the process of catching them. After an hour of trying to catch them while they were wanting to land on us but were too afraid to, my wife was able to grab one (of course it bit the flitter out of her). We put it in a cage and finally caught the yellow one, and now they are both in the cage and are very content. We put up flyers thinking they just got away from someone, but no one has called. So we will keep them and care for them as we have had so many more animals in the past. My wife named them "lost" and "found" and it has stuck. Now it's just a matter of training them to not bite and building a larger cage for them. This all happen three days before Easter. I guess the Easter Bunny was a little early (hopefully next year he will remember that we all enjoy egg hunts, but we prefer them before they hatch and can fly, its a lot easier).

Caroline B - 2010-03-06
I have parakeets that appear to be male and female. A friend heard they (and cockatiels) mate for life. I cannot find this listed anywhere. Can someone tell me if this is true or how to encourage their breeding relationship. Thanks

Carlos - 2005-04-13
Hello, my name is Carlos and I owned a parakeet, a Budgie and his name was Kiko, I found Kiko in the apartments were I lived. At that time he could not fly, but when I tried to catch him, he started chirping until I got him. I took him to my apartment and put him on a plant, at the beginning he did not want me to hold him, but as the time went by he started trusting me and the way I finally convinced him to get in on my finger is giving him kisses. After 6 months he learned a word "callate" which means - shut up, and after that he learned more words like "cotorrito" -little parrot, "cotorro" -parrot, "pajarito" -little bird, "pajaro" -bird and of course his name Kiko. Kiko liked to eat cheese, beans, and bananas and especially when I was eating. He always wanted to be around me, because every time I got to the apartment he flew to my shoulder and start kissing me, and also he liked to talk in my cell phone and when my wife was using the computer he always wanted to be on the keyboard. Another thing is that every weekend in the morning as soonest he heard my voice he flew to the bedroom and goofing around and start talking. Sometimes when my wife was making the bed he always wanted to be there, and it was kind of funny, because he ran around the bed following my wife. This bird was so special to us, but one time when I went to do laundry and came home and I opened the door he flew where I was, but I was holding the basket with my clothes in it, that I did not say anything and he did not stop and flew away, when I saw him flying away I could say anything like I was on shock and I tried to locate him and I found him on a tallest tree that he could not hear me that I had to go on the top of the building to try to get his attention, but when he was looking at me trying, I guess to recognize me a big bird got near him and he flew away. I am so sad because this Budgie was very special parakeet. Now I bought a new one and hopefully this new one can learn to talk.

Jonell Moore - 2012-03-08
My parakeet uses her water bowl as a toilet. I have a seperate bowl for her drinking water, but it is on the ground and she spills it daily. I want a bowl like her toilet bowl for her drinking water, but I am afraid that she will use that as a toilet too: because once in a while I have seen poop in it. What should I do?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-08
    Move the water to another location in the cage. Purchase a water bowl that screws onto another side or the front of the cage. You can try either of these two things but probably the easiest thing is to just change the water frequently.
Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-03
i wake up every day because my parakeets make noise how do I make then stop or my parent will take them back to the petstore help help help

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  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-03
    They normally make quite a bit of nose as the sun starts coming up - or it is the start of their day. You can close the drapes/blinds whatever in your room so they don't see the light. Some folks cover the cage but be careful with that. It has to be a smooth fabric that they can't get a hold of. You don't want them getting entangled in a cloth. They also need to be able to breathe - I am not for covers at all. Not having light come in the room via closed blinds should work.