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!
Latest Animal Stories
Iraida - 2004-04-17
Hi there ,
I just wanted to say that I got 2 budgies today and looking forward to loads of fun! I had NO clue they were called budgies i know them as parakeets. anyways it says here that some can learn to talk ... any one have one that has talked ???

john - 2004-04-01
A very nice bird. Relatively quiet bird compared to other types of Parakeets. I highly recomend it for any veteran or first time bird owner!

Kath - 2004-03-16
I have a beautiful turquouise budgie!

ellie - 2004-02-29
I have an adorable white parakeet
with speckles of blue on her far lower half . Her name is Birdella
or Birdie for short. She loves to give me 'kisses' and eats spahgehtti . Her favorite movie star is Paulie and she has a
'friend ' named Popeye . She is my best friend and loyal companion . BUDGIES ARE GREAT!!!

Allison - 2004-02-27
I am new to the bird world. It began the day a very brave and tough little female parakeet, who survived being outside from September 2003, until January 22, 2004, was too cold...too tired to feed at our wild bird feeder. We had tried many times during that time frame to catch her...she would have NO part in it. She seemed to love her freedom. When we brought her in, her left foot was black from frostbite...her right foot red and swollen. Within a day or two she lost her left foot. The circulation in her right foot was damaged too and her foot began to darken with gangrene.

Even throughout the loss of her feet, she continued to thrive inspite of the obvious discomfort. I live in the Chicago area and anyone who knows the kind of weather we had this year will think she is a miracle. Her will to live and survive the sub-zero weather here in January, only proved she was well worth the effort to make comfortable until her dying day. This tough little bird has managed to adjust to a life without her feet (they were frostbit beyond repair by the time we could finally catch her). Through trial and error, we have found a way to make her a happy and comfortable bird in her modified cage.

Her chirps and singing in the morning is music to my ears. As she continues to adjust to a footless life, we will continue to expand her horizons to a more normal existence. For now, she seems content to be in the cage. No, she cannot walk but she has figured out that she can hop from spot to spot by propelling herself with the bottom part of her legs.

Joanne - 2004-02-21
I got a pet parakeet and boy am i glad, now my life has the joy of birds in it! Im glad i read this because now i know that my pet will be safe and live long! Im getting a second to!!! Thanks A LOT FOR UR HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!**********

Smmy - 2004-02-08
I want a parakeet badly and after showing my parents this site they are considering it! Thank you!

Jill - 2004-02-08
They look so easy to take care of why not get one!

Jessie Comingdeer - 2004-02-03
I have two parakeets and one layed an egg and I am not sure what to do?

kc - 2004-01-29
i just received 5 budgie parakeets and they are worth my time . they are sweet and love to sing .