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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kathy - 2005-04-29
I have a parakeet named Jade. He is the sweetest bird! Last month we almost lost him to a thyroid condition. His thyroid became so enlarged that he had difficulty breathing and swallowing. He was listless, wobbly, shivering, and ruffled. He kept acting like he was trying to clear something from his throat. We were very concerned, and did not want this fabulous little guy to die, so I took him to an avian vet. I learned there that birds that eat strictly a seed diet need an iodine supplement. If they don

Anonymous - 2005-04-29
I love my parakeet. He is the sweetest bird that I have ever had. As soon as we brought him home he sat on my finger while I set up his cage. The cutest thing that he does is when we wake up he wants me to take the off towel that I use to cover the cage with at night. But then if I walk away and forget to open the blinds he will yell at me in a high pitch squaking sound telling me to open the blinds. As soon as I open them he stops and will start to sing gently like a happy bird. I just love that. I like to walk away and not open them on purpose just to kind of tease him and I think he likes that too. Parakeets are the best!

chris - 2005-04-27
Hi I have a budgie named Nacho. He is a shy bird but cute. If you are getting a budgie, spend alot of time with it so it will trust you. I would recommend them to everyone since they are such nice and loving birds.

Faith Mohnke - 2005-04-04
Loveable and Sweet

nicole - 2005-04-03
I have 7 parakeets but Im only gonna talk about 1. My third parakeet is PARADISE. He has a yellow face, dark blue tail, a bright green body and his wings lined with black. I had Paradise for maybe 2 years or so, but he is my all time favorite. But, if I count all the parakeets I ever had, I would have ten. Now I am down to 7, but out of ten Paradise is my favorite little buddy. The first time I ever took him out of the cage, he looked at me and jumped on my leg. Then climbed up my shirt and onto my shoulder. He cuddled up in my hair. He just loves to snuggle in my hair or in my shirt. After a couple of hours of playing Paradise was pooped, but we wanted to keep playing with him so we put him in a small car and he fell asleep in the back 2 seats. it was so adorable. Then we pushed the car around our room. Then we tacked up one of the barbie horses I had and put him on it. He just fell asleep on it. It was the cutest thing in the world. He was so pooped. He just fell asleep wherever we put him.

Monica - 2005-04-02
Parakeets can be extremely cheery birds if kept well. I have rescued birds that have been found in the wild and managed to tame them yet again. Have perserverance and you will have one of the most loyal pets you can have. I sometimes see my birds as more of a character and more fun to be with than even my dogs, especially my red bellied parrot.

Edith - 2005-04-02
My parakeets are so noisy they wake up my neighbors.

Todd & Elizabeth Cody - 2005-03-27
We have two parakeets, Sunny and Sky. we got these birds from dad, after his mother passed away. we built them a fairly large cage so they could fly around. They seem to be much happier. Before visiting this site we had no idea we could let them out to fly around. We will try that. We thought they may be attempting to mate. we hung branches in their cage and it looked as though they had gathered leaves in a corner of the cage, we are now building them a nest box. We did not know that they could talk, we will try to teach them. Thanks for this website!

Karmyn - 2005-03-19
I think animals are so cute!They are so caring and they just give you someone to love and to take care of!They are really great no matter if they are a dog,a bird,a cat,a snake, or even a tiger or a lion!

Burak - 2005-03-14
i am from Turkey. firstly i had 1 parakeet, the sky blue kind and a female bird. i got that from a parent. next i gave the parent to a petshop because i wanted to care just for the baby. i made him talk. his name is CIKO and he whistles. 6 months passed. i thought that i am feeling bad by having a lone bird, because i felt it is a pity to be alone when i cant be with it, so i got 1 more male. now both are so cute and flying in my room. Its sure ciko is more sincere for a long time...