Animal Stories - People Talking About Parakeet: Types of Parakeets


Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
Animal Story on Budgerigars - Parakeets
List Animal Stories on Budgerigars - Parakeets
More info at Animal-World
Carlos - 2005-04-13
Hello, my name is Carlos and I owned a parakeet, a Budgie and his name was Kiko, I found Kiko in the apartments were I lived. At that time he could not fly, but when I tried to catch him, he started chirping until I got him. I took him to my apartment and put him on a plant, at the beginning he did not want me to hold him, but as the time went by he started trusting me and the way I finally convinced him to get in on my finger is giving him kisses. After 6 months he learned a word "callate" which means - shut up, and after that he learned more words like "cotorrito" -little parrot, "cotorro" -parrot, "pajarito" -little bird, "pajaro" -bird and of course his name Kiko. Kiko liked to eat cheese, beans, and bananas and especially when I was eating. He always wanted to be around me, because every time I got to the apartment he flew to my shoulder and start kissing me, and also he liked to talk in my cell phone and when my wife was using the computer he always wanted to be on the keyboard. Another thing is that every weekend in the morning as soonest he heard my voice he flew to the bedroom and goofing around and start talking. Sometimes when my wife was making the bed he always wanted to be there, and it was kind of funny, because he ran around the bed following my wife. This bird was so special to us, but one time when I went to do laundry and came home and I opened the door he flew where I was, but I was holding the basket with my clothes in it, that I did not say anything and he did not stop and flew away, when I saw him flying away I could say anything like I was on shock and I tried to locate him and I found him on a tallest tree that he could not hear me that I had to go on the top of the building to try to get his attention, but when he was looking at me trying, I guess to recognize me a big bird got near him and he flew away. I am so sad because this Budgie was very special parakeet. Now I bought a new one and hopefully this new one can learn to talk.

Reply
Jonell Moore - 2012-03-08
My parakeet uses her water bowl as a toilet. I have a seperate bowl for her drinking water, but it is on the ground and she spills it daily. I want a bowl like her toilet bowl for her drinking water, but I am afraid that she will use that as a toilet too: because once in a while I have seen poop in it. What should I do?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-08
    Move the water to another location in the cage. Purchase a water bowl that screws onto another side or the front of the cage. You can try either of these two things but probably the easiest thing is to just change the water frequently.
Reply
Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-03
i wake up every day because my parakeets make noise how do I make then stop or my parent will take them back to the petstore help help help

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-03
    They normally make quite a bit of nose as the sun starts coming up - or it is the start of their day. You can close the drapes/blinds whatever in your room so they don't see the light. Some folks cover the cage but be careful with that. It has to be a smooth fabric that they can't get a hold of. You don't want them getting entangled in a cloth. They also need to be able to breathe - I am not for covers at all. Not having light come in the room via closed blinds should work.
Reply
Animal-World info on Alexandrine Parakeet
Animal Story on Alexandrine Parakeet
List Animal Stories on Alexandrine Parakeet
More info at Animal-World
Karen - 2007-06-20
Hello all, i have a female alexandrine parakeet called Bird (yeah i know!), Mean is just not the word, she is so aggresive and loud, i seriously wonder if im doing something wrong, i would love to tame her so am looking for any tips, please feel free. Kai

Reply
Bob - 2010-08-11
We have a male Alexandrine and just love him. A couple of years ago he slipped off the shower rod and the towel came with him over his head. He hurt his wing and won't use it. The vet says it's not broken. I feel bad for him although he seems to have adapted to not using it. Does anyone know how important it is for him to mate? He's currently in heat.

Reply
Animal-World info on Quaker Parakeet
Animal Story on Quaker Parakeet
List Animal Stories on Quaker Parakeet
More info at Animal-World
ARI - 2010-05-05
Hi
i am from south africa and looking for quaker mutations to import.

Reply
Animal-World info on Budgerigars - Parakeets
Animal Story on Budgerigars - Parakeets
List Animal Stories on Budgerigars - Parakeets
More info at Animal-World
Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-02-26
Ok I got a parakeet, right, but they are very scared of people so sometimes I put my hand on the cage to fix it. Everytime they fly. What do I do?

Click For Replies (2)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-26
    Putting your hand on or in the cage to those little parakeets would be like KING KONG or some alien being putting their hand above your head while you were in bed. Scares them. You have two parakeets, so chances are they are going to bond with each other - and not necessarily with a human. If you want to try, then start by talking to them or singing or whateverr and giving them small tidbits of treats, cheerios, cracker with almond buttter, pieces of toast etc with your hand. But open the cage door and let them take it from your hand. Go slow and talk so they can see you and get used to you. The first few times, maybe all you can do is just put the treat in the food bowl and go from there. You can probably have them not afraid but I don't know they will ever be tame - being they are not at this age - probably not hand fed or handled and there are two of them so no need for human companion.
  • Daniel Estrada Estrada - 2012-03-03
    Thank you it's working.
Reply
Tracy Hefner Hardesty - 2012-03-02
Also, they look young, so how can they tell already what they are?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-02
    You really can't tell what the sex is untill they are about 6 months old. The males cere - right between - slightly above the nostrils will be a color usually a bluish. The females cere will be a creme color or very pale looking yellow/beige.
Reply
Tracy Hefner Hardesty - 2012-03-02
I just got 2 parakeets 1 yellow 1 white w/pale yellow. The yellow one is on the side of the cage at top and won't move. Is something wrong? He looks so scared..and the pet store told me they are both female. I dont want babies and so hope they were right!..

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-03-02
    It takes a few days for a bird to settle in to the new enviornment. They are scared and they will usually snuggle up to the cage side and sit at the very top - almost cramped up. Scared. That does not mean that you can't talk softly or sing or laugh around him - you should. Let him get used to the noises in the home and your voice and Television sounds. There also isn't any reason for you not to pick him up, hold him close to your chest, talk softly and pet the top of his head. You want them to get used to you and if you show that you are not nervous and afraid - they have a tendency to relate to the flock leader - that's you.
Reply
Kristi - 2012-02-26
We just got a parakeet. He's so cool! What type cage would you recommend? And what about toys?

Click For Replies (1)
  • Charlie Roche - 2012-02-26
    Scroll up and look under housing in this Animal World article for recommendations on caging. Get rid of the doll rods that come with the cage. Birds really can't hold on to those smooth surfaces and their feet will cripple or hurt - just like a human trying to hang onto a broom stick or balance onone. You can purchase cholla brances or just use branches from a fruit tree - or sanded manzanita. Put a concrete perch as the highest perch in the cage for sleeping and that way his nails and beak will stay trimmed cuz he will do it himself. Toys - all sorts of toys for your little one are avialbe at pet stores but you can make them too. A real small dixie cup - they find fun. A popsicle stick. A toilet paper roll, a piece of paper towel - especially if you hold it and play peek. Just have fun and enjoy
Reply

About Animal-World

Animal-World offers animal pictures, videos, and animal information on all different types of pets and animals. Included are animals that are commonly kept as pets, exotic pets and wild animals. Check us out for information, education, and fun. We strive to aid in responsible pet ownership and an understanding of the importance of preserving and honoring our world and its inhabitants. Animal-World members and contributors are from all over the world. You too are invited to be an active participant in this community. Post your own personal pet stories, contribute pictures of your pets, and join the forums for pet and animal discussions.

Visit Animal-World