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sniper - 2011-11-15
How can I cure my bird, it has sapola? But still it hatches 2 youngs..?

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-17
    Spell 'sapola' again please. I am not sure what you mean.
kristian - 2011-11-12
I want one please!

Regina - 2011-10-28
I have owned parakeets for almost 3 years. I realize that the males' cere color is blueish thereofre mine is a male bird. I just cleaned his cage and found an egg in the bottom of the cage. he has no mate, just a toy bird he plays with. can anyone out there tell me if this is normal or a freak of nature?

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  • jaden - 2011-11-10
    If the cere is blue than your bird is a female. I have spoken with breeders and pet stores they all say if the cere is it's a female.
amal - 2011-11-10
I've had my keet for 2 weeks now....he's 5months old I was told in the pet store..don't know if he is male or female yet...I taught him to trust me...and he hops on my hand easily now....but 2 days ago he started biting...and when I added new toys to it's cage he stood so still....did I do anything wrong? And he started eating from my hand yesterday....his name is moradi...and he's super cute...

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2011-11-11
    It may take a little while for your parakeet (Melopsittacus undulatus) to adjust to his/her new surroundings, and every time you add a new toy or accessory he/she may just be unaccustomed to it. I would continue to work with your parakeet daily for short periods of time (about 20 minutes) and see if this improves his biting. That is great that he will eat from your hand! Good luck!
Anonymous - 2011-11-08
my parakeet is so much fun go parakeets!!!

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-11-08
    They are fun, expressive, excellent companions and love to play.
Gerri - 2011-10-27
My female parakeet is trying to lay her first egg but is having a hard time. It looks like she has pushed out her birthing canal!! It's reddish and uneven in texture. I've tried to ease it free, but it's not moving. She's mostly staying on the bottom of the cage and her feathers are fluffed. What can I do for her???

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  • Charlie Roche - 2011-10-27
    Sounds like she is egg bound. You can try and lubricate using some mineral oil on/around the cloaca and then soak her in warm water. Sometimes that helps her pass the egg. If she doesn't pass the egg trying this then get her to the vet right away. Egg binding can result in death. Sounds pretty serious with her being on the bottom of the cage and fluffed so maybe just take her to the vet now.
  • Megan - 2011-11-06
    Get your bird to a vet ASAP.This is called egg binding, and your bird will die if this egg does not pass or is not removed. That is extremely dangerous. Hopefully the vet can remove it, because from the sounds of it she isn't going to do it by herself. Best of luck, Megan.
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
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.
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.
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.