Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


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Marie - 2008-10-31
I'm thinking of getting a parakeet. We have a vacation spot less than an hour from the house. We go up for a week at a time and for long weekends. Is it OK to move the bird frequently? I will have a cage set up in both places. Is that something the bird can handle or should I not get a bird?


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thuy - 2008-10-27
Is it possible that you can clip your parakeet's nails???
I have 4 parakeets that can easily fly away.
I don't know how to train them without letting them fly away.
I hope someone can solve my problem

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thuy - 2008-10-27
I just got 4 parakeets.
They are very easy to lose.
I don't want to lose them.
I want to try and train them.
I hope someone can help me.

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DeBorah - 2008-10-23
I clip my budgies wings. He walks around but doesn't fly much. I have lost several birds by not clipping. Is this ok? What is the best way to tame a budgie, he is a little scared of me, only young say 4 mths old?

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Jean - 2008-10-21
I have a 5year old budgie, her name is Shyster. For a long time we thought it was a he, then it started nesting in a draw, and tried to mate with you when it was on your shoulder. Right now it doesn't fly very far off the ground. We just got a small dog who is only 12wks old. I was wondering if that is normal, for our bird to just land on the floor, and not make it back to it's cage? This bird has always been a free bird, and gets all the attention from 2 people.

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michael - 2008-10-18
I just bought a new parakeet named sunny. He is very calm and I'm trying to see if I should get another parakeet friend for him. I love sunny and I set up his cage with food, water, cuttlebone, and toys.

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Elizabeth - 2008-10-14
Yes hi. I have like 9 parakeets. I was just wondering what happens when the parakeets nose turns red or with colors, and on the side of the beak it looks like it's cracking up.

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michael - 2008-10-09
Our 2 parakeets are in a new home with us. They don't seem trusting as they run for the cage door whenever we attempt to clean the bottom grill. They sing occassionally, but they often flutter their wings if we are near them. They don't seem like nice birds to us....we bought them from the pet store 2 mos ago, but they haven't quit adjusted to us...we aren't agitating them and there are no other pets around..what's going on and should we return them to store or humane society?

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Liz KS - 2008-10-06
Hi, I have had two parakeets that I got from a friend for a year. The white one may be albino and so I can't tell if it is male or female. Her name is Snow and she likes to take baths in the small condiment bowls of water I put in the cage. The white & blue one is much more in charge of the roost and must be male with his blue cere. Then I bought a new one yesterday which is green & blue & yellow. This one is Tipsy and had very ruffled feathers for the first day. But now Blue is preening at Tipsy. Tipsy is very young & doesn't have color to the cere yet & still has soft chick feathers. Since Blue and Snow always play together I may have to get one more so Tipsy doesn't feel left out. But I am going to wait a bit before doing this. They really don't want much to do with me which is fine but are quite content in their cage to just play and sing all day.

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david - 2008-10-06
Your parakeet might have a tumor. Take it to the vet immediately!

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