Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

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sueann nelson - 2010-05-11
Well, success has been achieved we now have baby budgies and do I separate the male there is only him, her and the babies?

christine - 2010-05-05
I had my parakeets for a year in a couple months in they still run away from me every time I go to talk to them, it hurts me that they aint use to me yet every time I go near the cage or anything they move back from me like they scared please tell me would they ever get used to me?

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  • Shirlshan - 2010-05-19
    I just adopted 2 parakeets a couple of months ago. I've realized that in the beginning of the relationship you have to take it literally slowly, try not to walk past or put your hand in the cage to fast, when it you and birdie time just sit with your hand in the cage and let them get used to seeing you, talk to them soothingly. You can also make it a treat time, with my birds they love millet spray so I use that to make them perch in my hand and eat while I stroke their head or chest and don't forget let them hear your voice so talk sweetly to them.
Steve - 2010-05-03
We recently inherited a female budgie and plan to breed her sometime in the not so distant future. Does she need grit for the shells of her eggs like a finch did when we bred them?

Donta - 2010-04-26
Hi my name is Donta. I bought two budgerigar parakeets in February, one is a male and the other one is a female. Every single time when I came to the cage the birds always fly away from me, I don't know why. Is it because they are afraid of me, or I have to be patient and wait until they can trust me?

Nicholas - 2010-04-25
I have 4, a mom a dad and 2 babies, well they are grown up but they are still babies. Well I went to see about their water and food and stuff and I see one of the babies head bleeding and no feathers on it and the mommy has blood all over her mouth so the mom must have been roughing up the baby so I have to separate the baby so I put the baby in another box until she gets better, but I think she might have died because she could barely walk, barely talk, and barely move.

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  • Kristen - 2010-04-27
    Aww. I'm so sorry. One of my parakeets died because they got in a fight while I was on vacation. What a nice surprise when you're on vacation and your pet sitter says that one died. Then when I got back my other had a broken leg. I'm trying to get new ones to breed but they won't...and its really frustrating.
  • meagan - 2010-04-29
    I'm sorry that happened I hope you are alright.
malu - 2010-04-11
I used to own three budgies named Crooner, Melody, and Tweeter. I recently lost Tweeter because their cage was knocked down by a sudden strong breeze. I saved melody and Crooner but never found Tweeter. I was so devastated and have been crying now and then whenever I remember him. These lively birds have given me so much joy and happiness. They are really great pets.

vivek - 2010-04-07
Hi, I am vivek. I have 8 budgies and I love it like anything! I think I don't have any other better work than looking after them, but the only problem is I couldn't breed them! I don't know why?

kris - 2010-04-03
My boyfriend and I got a pair of budgies about a week ago. Their names are connor and murphy( the brothers from boondock saints). They are great pals and we love them to pieces. I know some people don't understand having birds as pets but I love it. They're our "feather kids".

Angela Ivey - 2010-03-28
I recently bought a pair of Budgie parakeets from a pet store. I am estimating their age to be about 4 to 6 mos old. I have only had them for 2 days and was curious about letting them out to fly. Should I let them out now or wait til they get used to me first?

shonda hilliard - 2010-02-24
I have a pair of budgerigars named pebbles and bambam. They are a true joy. Bambam loves to move up and down the perches and dance bobbing his head up and down. They are wonderful pets.