Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


Animal-World Information about: Budgerigars - Parakeets

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Tyion Blasingame - 2013-07-14
Hi, My parakeets name is Baby Adam. He is very sensitive around new people but he is nice! But if you mess with him he will bite you, also he likes to kiss people and bite their lips.

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Iv - 2003-08-27
My parakeets name is Chocho. She is a green 4 year old female. She is a very good companion and very very smart. She lives alone but I an always with her. She is a very good pet and she is tamed and can do a few tricks, I am sure that she could talk but I dont want to pressure her, I think talking is not a natural thing, so why push it?
If your thinking of getting a bird get a parakeet, they are the best!!!

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  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    It's good for them to learn.
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Gloria - 2013-06-28
My daughter just gave us TJ he is a blue beautiful playful bird. He seems to be enjoying his new territory, we are keeping him outside in a shaded area. I am concerned that with it being so hot in our area something might go wrong. How do these birds do in the heat, so far he seems to be doing great. We keep plenty of water and food in his cage. Should I bring him in or is it ok to leave him where he is? Thank You

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-07-01
    How hot is it getting? Keeping them in the shade is a good idea, but if it's getting hotter than 90-100 I would recommend either bringing him inside or setting up a mister/ cooler for him outside.
  • hailey bjornson - 2013-07-03
    Keep on working on it they will kiss you it is good for them to get sunlight.
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shanique - 2013-06-10
My bird is a parakeet. It is very playful. I got it on my birthday. My parakeet is a boy. My bird is named blue my name is shanique (sha-ni-k). It is crazy.

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Anonymous - 2013-05-30
i just got mine home and all they want to do is bite me . what iam i doing wroung?

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-05-30
    Give them time to settle into their new home.  Find some treats that they enjoy and bribe them into being nice.
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laura - 2013-05-05
I have two budgerigars male and female. They are brother and sister They always fight and the female sometimes will not let the male eat until she has her full then she will let him eat but then will share, the male said his name as loud as he can What can I do to try to get them to get along at times

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-05-05
    It sounds like they may have established a 'pecking order'. You might have better compatability if you get them a bigger cage with more perches and toys, but the female may still 'rule the roost'.
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joshua - 2013-04-26
hi, i am joshua i own a pair of budgies they are not steping up on my finger nor breed what shall i do

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-26
    Hi Josh, teaching them to step up on your finger takes a bit of patience but is usually easily accomplished if the birds are young. See the Parakeet care page for details on how to do this here Parakeet Care: Handling and Training
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jayashree - 2013-04-16
hi, my 6 months old Alexandria has lost his feathers in the face but he is active and eating good. is he normal or any problem with him? when the molting period starts? what are the symptoms of 1 st molt? how long it will take for molting?

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Losing the feathers on his face is not a sign of molting. Not sure, but you may have a problem with mites, which indicates his environment is not all it could be. They need a clean cage and their food needs to be fresh. They need plenty of room to move around, and companionship too (either regular attention from you or a companion in the same room) to keep them from getting bored. These things help alleviate problems. But... you do need to figure out why his facial feathers are lost, so keep researching or ppossibly see a veterinarian:) Best of luck to your an your Alexandine Parakeet!
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Max - 2013-04-15
I have a pair of budgies, it's their second time they bred. But I did not get any baby budgies from those eggs. I don't know what the problem is so any help would be appreciated. They are a confirmed pair.

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  • Clarice Brough - 2013-04-17
    Gosh not sure... but with most parrots it has to do with the temperature, foods while breeding, and the environment. Look at all those elements and what breeders suggest, and you may find the clues you're looking for. (I've only bred cockatiels, Amazon parrots, Macaws, and Conures... so just not familiar with budgie requirements.) Good luck!
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Paul - 2013-04-09
How long should one wait to introduce a new bird Into the same cage?

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-10
    It really just depends. How many birds are already in the cage and how old are they? You could try introducing them right away and see how they react. My suggestion would be to keep them in cages next to each other until it appears they know each other and then try introducing them.
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