Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

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Travis Huffhines - 2010-11-30
We noticed a Parakeet in our yard last May. It has been eating birdseed all this time with the other birds. Will the bird survive the winter? Our winters are not harsh, but does get into the teens at times. We live in Texas.

Robyn - 2010-11-16
A beautiful blue male budgie flew into the playground at my school. It is in good shape, very tame, says several words, gives kisses and we love him. We have put adds in the local paper and on the radio trying to find it's family. I have two questions. How far could it have flown (it's wings are not clipped at all)? Is there a way to tell about how old he is? Thanks.

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  • Ken - 2010-11-28
    Enjoy your new pet. Give him all the love you can.
michelle - 2010-05-20
Hi, My name is Michelle. I recently purchased a budgerigar, my mom once owned one and it chirped all the time, but this one only chirps every now and then. If he hears other birds or sometimes when you pick him up. So far he seems to be doing good, he gets on your finger to get out of cage and eats well. Doesn't seem to drink much though. Was just wondering if the lack of chirping was normal? thanks

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  • Heather - 2010-05-24
    A single parakeet doesn't always make a lot of noise. When I had one parakeet by his lonesome, he had a couple of hours a day when he would make some noise, other that that, he was pretty quiet. I have 5 now and unless the cage is covered, they are never quiet. A group of them can get noisy.

    As long as your budgie isn't exhibiting other symptoms of being ill (check this link -, I would say he is fine. Since he is on his own though, make sure you give him plenty of attention. Budgies are social birds and when not in a flock, they need a lot of love from you.
  • Deanna - 2010-11-05
    I find that when I have my radio or CD's playing pleasant music (not hard rock), my parakeet chirps a lot more. I often leave music on for him when I need to leave the house for a length of time. Give this a try.
Linda - 2010-11-01
I had bought 4 Parakeets and now 2 of them have bred, I have separated the nesting mommy. She laid 4 eggs and 1 has hatched, what do I do? Will the mommy feed them? Help.

Paula - 2010-10-28
I just got two budgerigars parakeets, and I am pretty sure that they are of the oppisite sex, how do i know which one is which?????

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  • Editor's Note - 2010-10-30
    It is harder to tell with juveniles, but the cere on females will be pink or tan while the male's cere will become blue.
sheila taylor - 2010-10-19
I just got my second parakeet, we are getting to know each other.

becky - 2010-10-16
My parakeet mother of now 14 just this last summer wow is right but the question is what is weird is that the last set of babys came out with black beaks and black toe nails this I have never saw so does anyone have a reason for why this has happened? My family believes that our finches got her pregnant but I think that is impossible but what do I know. Yes we have our birds fly freely together even the finches.

colleen billado - 2010-10-11
I just inherited my parakeet (twist) we knew him before, but I'm not sure if he is a he or she I read what it said on how to tell but twist color is gray soooooooooo. Can any one help?

Ruben - 2010-10-10
I have a pair of Budgies, their names are Dayday (female, yellow) and Nytnyt (male, blue). Dayday laid 5 eggs last September and stays on her nest (a 5"x5"x5" wooden box) until now (Oct 11). It is now more than three weeks and I am feeling little worried. Is it still okay that Dayday's eggs still not hatching? What should I do to know if the eggs are in good condition? Please give me some important knowledge on birds. Thank you.

MaryKay - 2010-10-02
We have a 10+ year old female budgie and lately she's been sitting in her food. She's never nested and she doesn't appear sick. Any ideas?