Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

Animal-World Information about: Budgerigars - Parakeets

   Not only does the Parakeet or Budgerigar make a super pet, but is also available in over 100 color forms!
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Matthew Lucas - 2009-05-10
PLEASE HELP. i have adopted a budgie. I have had him for about 4 years now, and all of a sudden he has puffed out all his feathers and now is on the bottom of the cage flapping and rolling around. What can i do to help him. im so scared ! Whats wrong with him?

julius - 2009-05-09
We had a pair of budgies named love2x and loveydove, then suddenly they died after 3 years. We bought another pair of budgies and name it after the first pair. The girl budgie lays eggs more than a month but still they are not hatched. I don't know why.

Mary - 2009-05-09
Hello. Last weekend I adopted a blue budgie parakeet that had been rescued from attack outside by two crows. I've never owned a parakeet and am now reading and learning. The budgie appears healthy and is getting acclimated to his new home. He sat in the bottom of the cage most of the first week and is just now starting to chirp and move around on the branches and bars. I think he is a male because he has blue coloring at the top of his beak, around his nostrils. I'd like to get him a companion, and am wondering if I should get another male or female. I don't want to raise parakeets so assume I should get a male. Will two males fight...

Tink - 2009-05-08
We just got a new parraket from a pet store in our small town.We named him Oliver and we call him Ollie for short. The owner of the shop said she just got it from the breeder and the breeder said it was just ready to leave its mother. About how old would that be?

KeetieLady - 2009-04-16
I need to clarify what I said about the ceres color telling the sex of the parakeet. It's not the literal beak, but the nostril area above the beak that has the color. ok? So, above the nostril, if pink girl, blue boy... and yes they turn brown in older age but it can take longer than you think! Also, I love all the names that everyone comes up with for their keets, every single one, they are soooo cute!!

martin - 2009-04-11
My 11 year old sister named her 3 month old Parakeet: Parthenios Drago.

What a name. The bird is very stoic white and blue, and was born in Port Alexander, ALASKA.

A hearty breed for obvious reasons.

Jane Mindala - 2009-03-31
My daughter got a parakeet to keep her company out of town while she was away at college. She named him Loco (all the carrying on he did made her think he was crazy).
He would commute back and forth with her during the weekends and sometimes he would stay awhile with us. Our 2 year old granddaughter loved to let him sit on her finger or her shoulder. We all loved him, he had a great personality. He died yesterday. We realized right away how much we enjoyed him and would miss him. This weekend I think we're going parakeet shopping... maybe 2 this time. Loco brought enjoyment to our home with his antics and his voice. He left quite an impression on us.

Ashleigh - 2009-03-17
I just got a female budgie and she is the cutest, she is so easy to take care of and she loves to jump around her cage. She chirps when you talk to her. Right now she is sleeping (her feathers are all poofy). Thanks for the cool information.

Ervin Edson - 2009-02-26
How can you tell the sex of a {Buggerigers} Parakeet?We have two blue ones .One blue one is darker then the other

suann nelson - 2009-02-24
I have a 5ft long 2ft high home made cage in my grooming room in my basement.
A neighbor gave me 4 parakeets, 3 females and one male. At first they wouldn't eat
the greens I put in for them so I chopped the greens up and added them to their
seeds, now they eat all the greens first. The greens have made their colors so much
more vivid and the green females beak has turned a wonderful pale green, the males
yellow color has deepened to a rich dark gold color the blues seem darker since they are eating greens (the other 2
females are blues, one is regular blue the other is a blue white with black stripes
on her head and wings.) I'm glad I have them they are very beautiful. They have several types of perches and a flat wooden walk in the back of the cage, they walk across it a lot. They have also
eaten through 2 other perches but the ones that are left are the ones they want. The
golden male and the green female are in love they are side by side a lot. Maybe I'll get another male a blue for the 2 blue females. I will build them the boxes they will need to have babies. I've never raised birds before but I want to now.