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jennie - 2011-11-04
I just got my son his 1st parakeet and he is so excited about having a pet he named the bird Buddy because it is a male we are planning on getting another bird to put with him so he is not lonely. We just got Buddy today.

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-05
    AHHHH enjoy - they are so sweet.
  • coree - 2011-11-05
    I got two budiges they're males. Their names are Polly and Blue. Polly is green and yellow. Blue is blue and white. To let you know green ones are bigger and less active. Blue ones are not as big and more active. Mine are so cute together. They will clean each other put one of their feet on the other one with is safe. They hop around in the cage. They only fight once in a while which is over a seed pretty much. I live in Newaygo Michigan so in the summer are late spring I bring their cage out side if it's over 65 degrees. They will talk to the wild birds. Put their cage by the window since they like too look out side. Since you have one right now have a mirror in the cage if you have any questions call me at 231-912-9720 0r 231-652-1874 on the weekends
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Jill - 2011-11-03
My sweet Bella died unexpectantly on Mon. We only had her for 5 mos. I found her laying at the bottom of the cage. Any idea what could have been the cause of death?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-04
    Various things could be the cause of death. Just like humans sometimes die quite young for heart problems or kidney problems etc - so can birds. Also, sometimes a bird can become very frightened at night - a shadow, a noise and they could break their neck flying into the side of a cage or wall. I keep a night light on. It is unusual but it canhappen. I am sorry.
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Mutaz Abbu - 2011-10-13
My mama budgie laid 10 eggs in 14 days time. All I have a wooden house nest of dimensions 5x5x5 inches, eggs start hatching and they have 8 different size babies number 9 passed away the day it hatched out and the last egg should hatch today or tomorrow. Anybody knows if that area will be enough for them to survive and grow up. ? in the same cage I have another house with same dimensions, but not used can I move the oldest ones ( fulffies ) to it ?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-13
    WOW chances are if you move the older ones to the other nest- mom will stop feeding them. however, I doubt that mom can feed that many anyway. The normal clutch is 4 - 6 and sometimes mom won't feeed all of them. I would plan on pulling the oldest and prepare to hand feed. Frequently thhe older babies will accidentally (and sometimes on purpose) kill the younger ones. You are going to be busy.
  • Mutaz Abbu - 2011-10-22
    You are right , the old ones seems to be accidentally killed number 8, egg number 9 hatched and baby been killed same day , egg number 10 decided not to hatch. Anyway I started today by picking the oldest three and moved them to the other nest. Hopefully this clever mum will feed them , otherwise I will follow your direction and start feeding them manually. Thanks for the advise indeed .
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-22
    Sorry but mom can only feed so many and the older babies will squash out the young ones. Whether they mean to or not doesn't make a difference - it just happens. The last egg probably didn't hatch because mom couldn't sit the egg that long and feed the hatching babies also. It is real unusual to have that many eggs. Just watch and make sure mom keeps the older ones crop full cuz otherwise you will have to hand feed them. It isn't hard just remember not to squirt and just lay the formula on their tongue and let them swallow. Good luck.
  • Mutaz Abbu - 2011-10-25
    Thanks for the directions and the advise, Charlie, after moving the three oldest ones to the second nest I have keeping the other tiny four in the old nest. Mum was feeding the old nest four while the Dad start feeding the new nest three. Next day Mum start visiting both nests feeding all and cleening the floor of both nest clean from the chicks dirts. All 7 in a good health conditions. Dad is now feeding Mum and Mum feeding all chicks it seems that I am lucky this time to have such a smart hard worker couple of Budgies. 4 chicks start having the feathers and colours. ...
  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-25
    Yeah that is great. I am happy and excited for you. Congratulations and good work. It is amazing to watch and see it happen. I don't know why but always amazes me. Emjoy.
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saurav - 2011-10-01
I have 4 parakeets and they had mated and laid eggs two of them had a baby also, how can I determine its gender?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-03
    You aren't going to be able to do it for awhile - till their coloring comes in. Scroll up the article and look under breeding. The males cere - right above the beak is blue and the females is a beige/yellow color. It is said that the males bob their head more frequently. The feet are usually a lighter color on the females but there is no exact science without DNA sexing except via the cere coloring.
  • Chhay - 2011-10-18
    The male or female parakeets are depend on their cere. Male parakeets cere has deep blue or deep pink or blue with pink. Female parakeets have white cere. Remember that some female parakeets have some lighter blue color, but not pink color. Generally, the female cere has white color more than the others. You cannot distinguish young parakeets male or female until they change their first feathers.
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coree - 2011-10-10
Are birds really allergic to avacodos I'm not taking a chance

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-10
    My human has had feathered companions for years and always told that avocado is actually toxic for birds. Can really make them quite ill or possibly die. Chocolate is not good for them - at all and can possibly cause harm but avocado - I wouldn't take the chance.
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D\'onna Robinson - 2011-10-04
Hi My female just laid three eggs. But I also have two other males in there should I move the other male or let it be because they seem to be doing well together so far?

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Timmy - 2011-10-04
My parakeet flew away in north Carlina I hope he can survive. WWWWHHHHHYYYYY!!!!!!

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karen - 2011-10-04
My parakeets beak is getting too long what can I do about it?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-05
    You can file it or have the vet file it. Now easier way and before I would try this - get one of those concrete perches and place it at the highest level in the cage that they can perch on. They will usually file their own beaks and nails using the perch. A lava rockk on a chian (bird toy) is good but the perch works the best. They do not like their beaks filed so best to get the perch.
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teresa - 2011-09-24
I have had one parakeet for almost 5 years , I thought about getting another one to keep mine company. would mine like it or is that a bad idea after so much time..?
and another question my birds foot seems to be hurt? he seems to not use it whenhe climbs up on the cage..
Thank you

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-09-24
    You can add another budgie - no problem. I would not put themin the same cage. Let the new one have it's own cage and just place them side by side. If they want to get to be freinds - which I can't imagine them not doing - they will have someone to play with when you are not there. His food - check his foot real throughly to make sure no cuts/bumps or splinters. Feel his foot and toes to make sure smooth without any prickles from splinters. Then check the one foot against the other. Also check the ankles and see if any reaction of pulling. I don't know whether his anckle or his foot could be hurt - also strange enough birds do get arthritis - but first feel really good. Let me know. He could have sprined his leg also -
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Dennis Roberto Vasquez - 2011-08-11
My parakeets are about 2 and a half years old (Male and Female) and the female hasn't laid eggs yet. Why is that?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-08-11
    Just because two birds are sexually mature - it doesn't mean they are ready to do "IT" You just have to be patient and when they are ready they will go through courtship and mating. It doesn't work on a humans time table just on their time table. I have had birds that were sexually mature but didn't actually mate for another 5 years. I have also had birds that I thought were no where near old enough that did mate. It is strictly on their time table.
  • Anonymous - 2011-09-02
    Because they face problem, you can change one of them.
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