Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


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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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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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