Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


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Sarah - 2013-04-05
Hello, I have a question. My uncle had two parakeets in the same cage and one of them passed today just randomly. Would it be alright if he got another one to put back with the other one, who is female? The last one was a male. Does the gender matter and can they be in the same cage if he gets a new one? I've owned birds before, but I was a child. I am asking in regards to my uncle because he's not sure what types of questions to ask. If nobody is sure, is there any recommended sites I can check out? So far, I haven't found much info about those types of questions.

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-04-05
    It really just depends on the individual birds personalities. He would probably love another companion. However, my personal recommendation would be to keep the two birds in separate cages right next to each other so they can get used to each other before putting them in the same cage. But, you never know. They might get along great right from the start or they may fight.
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Nastia - 2003-08-18
In February 2003 I received my baby "Polley". I took him out of nest myself and never since has he left my site. Polley comes to work with me even on leave. He is the boss at my table and not scared of dogs or cats, if they come close to his gage he bites them and even then says "Moenie my byt nie, hoor jy!" He loves to play with shiny things and talks all day long. I am still teaching him new words; he already learned over 20 different words.

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  • John - 2013-03-26
    Aww polley want a cracker?
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Trish - 2013-03-13
I am looking to get a budgie, but I don't want to buy it from a pet store. I would like to purchase from a breeder. Does anyone know of any breeders in the North Dallas, Texas area?

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  • Teresa - 2013-03-14
    Trish, I was use to large parrots - as I've aged, my grandsons took the umbrella cockatoo and the timneh grey, and I down-scaled to the budgies. I did a LOT of research and personal visits to different pet stores and local breeders...I know parrots! Anyway, I purchased Butch & Sundance at PETCO. They are the best. It was my experience that the breeders wanted 2 to 3 times the price, and the birds weren't very socialized at all. Are you familiar with the parrot breed? Best of luck - you obviously will make the best purchase for what's available in your area. :)
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Jayant - 2013-03-08
I have a Budgerigar which does not have a companion. Surprisingly, it has laid three eggs within seven days. How on earth it is possible? Moreover, it breaks the eggs after a few hours. Please fulfill my curiosity: anyone...

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-03-08
    Many female birds will still lay eggs regardless of whether there is a male around or not - the eggs are just not fertilized. Similar to how we get chicken eggs. As to why your bird is breaking the eggs, I'm not sure. She may know they are not viable and is trying to get rid of them.
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jayashree - 2013-02-21
usually when I called and whistle my 10 weeks old Alexandria he immediately gives a reply to me. but for past 2 days heis not replying as much as he did earlier. but to get attention and all he sounds slowly. I have recorder his voice and played for that he gives a good reply. he is quiet active and normal. he eats seeds, Fru noits. he hates inside the cage, always likes to be outside and to sit on my shoulder.

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Anonymous - 2013-02-21
I have a question. My family was given a parakeet when I was a child many years ao. The bird had flown to a family home and since no owner came forth, the birgd was given to us. The bird had quite a vocabulary then with several four letter words. While living with us, he was quite a loving pet and memorized many TV commercials as well as endearing phrases that we taught him/her. I was telling a friend who has a parakeet that does not talk. Am I wrong about the type of bird that we had? He talked much of the time and quite distinctly. I am not seeing anything about parakeets talking on this site and now I am curious.

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  • Jeremy Roche - 2013-02-22
    Attach a picture.

     
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Jayashree Manoharan - 2013-02-03
Hi, it's again about nane only he is an Alexandria parrot. Actually I live in an apartment so, I can't provide a huge cage for my nane. At present he is only 7 weeks old so I kept him in a card board box. But I like to give him a proper place. Is this is ok or cage is necessary? What can I do? Give me some ideas. Expecting your reply...

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  • kayla - 2013-02-03
    Eventually, your bird is going to need a cage (the appropriate size for your alexandrian parrot) I would get him a cage now so he will be accustomed to one and will be happier than just in a cardboard box because he is getting to be about the right age to be kept in a cage.
  • Justin Aside - 2013-02-11
    get the largest cage size appropriate for your bird. you may like your apt but imagine if where you lived was the size of your bathroom. the bigger .. the better.. size DOES matter in this case.
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kayla - 2013-02-03
When I let my parakeet out to fly around my room/house, will it leave a lot of droppings on the carpet, couch, bed, and ME? I can clean up some droppings but I live in an apartment and can't have my parakeet pooping a lot every time I take it out of the cage. Thanks!

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  • Jasmine Brough Hinesley - 2013-02-04
    I wouldn't say they will poop a lot necessarily. If you only take him/her out for relatively short periods of time you will probably only have to clean up a couple droppings. I wouldn't leave them out all day long though. That could be unsanitary. Some people are also able to train their birds to poop on command and they have them poop in their cage before they take them out.
  • Justin Aside - 2013-02-11
    approx 2 or 3 per hour. if your keet will stay on a play stand (wings clipped) then you will have an easier time cleaning up after it.
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Barbara - 2003-08-17
i have two parakeets. one has a blue nose the other has purple. are they male and female. thank you

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  • K - 2013-02-05
    yes
  • Justin Aside - 2013-02-11
    not all females will have the tan colored 'cere'.. look for 'rings' around the nostrils when in doubt.. if you see them then it's a girl :) I have a female that looks male on it's cere too.
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samuel - 2012-08-09
okay...the person who i bougth my parakeets from said one was a male and the other was a female. yet when i looked at them they both had a purple nose. i want to identify the gender

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  • Tj Nguyen - 2012-09-30
    I am not sure how it look purple nose, But if they are both have 'blue like' then they are definitely boys. Because girl has yellow or tan color.
  • Justin Aside - 2013-02-11
    Not all females will have the tan colored 'cere'.. look for 'rings' around the nostrils when in doubt.. if you see them then it's a girl :) I have a female that looks male on it's cere too.
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