Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets

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Ryan Bennett - 2009-11-30
I'm 11, and I got a parakeet in may. She was 7. She died 3 nights ago. Her name was big blue because of her size and color. I MISS HER SO MUCH!

Julia - 2009-11-23
I have an adorable budgie named Gigi. He cannot talk, but he's very smart. He loves to hear me play the violin. He makes a pleasant warble sound. He's about 6 months old. He's never been sick before. I once brought him for show-and-tell. My class adored him and said he was cute, even the mean boys said that. Gigi is teal, mostly blue, and seems to be privately famous! The vet loves him, family loves him, and my class and teacher love him. He will never be forgotten, and I'm proud to share my lovely parakeet. And plus, I think everyone's budgie is smart and beautiful.

Beverly Sauer - 2009-11-17
My bird has blown up twice his normal size. He is not going to last much longer. Is there anything I can do?

LIZIEL COOK - 2009-10-22
It is really recommended to take the birds to a vet if you observe something odd is happening. We have six beautiful and cheerful little baby honey birds here in the house, and one of them is ziggy, who is my husband's favorite because it has been with him for a long time. For the last two years, ziggy has been suffering from organ failure (according to the vet) because still his belly gets bigger or bulky. The doctor needs to excrete the excess fluid from his body and we maitain the medicine that he has to take everyday. We wanted to know exactly the main reason of the problem, to cure it, and prevent of losing her. Even my husband spent a lot already, but he is still willing to do everything to keep our little ziggy with us.

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  • Carolyn - 2010-04-04
    You should try giving your birds (foniopaddy) seemingly it keeps birds as well as other animals very healthy and some fresh herbs that are growing in pots, like (thyme) occasionally, coriander,and sometimes flat parsley. I also make up herbal teas like fennel and nettle or anise, chamomile, dandelion. I put it in a large dish and they drink and bathe in it. I give it to my budgies and they are so far very healthy. Also cooked Quinoa ( very rich in vitamins) my budgies love it.
    I wish you and your birds the very best of health.
cynthia - 2009-10-21
I have a Budgerigars - Parakeet (yellow and bright green colour). She is a female. I have noticed from few days certain white boils getting developed around her beak. Also she looks fluffy around her head. The feathers look like beard. Please let me know urgently what it is? and what do we have to do to cure it. She has got a male Budgerigars - Parakeet and a female love bird also as partners in the same cage.
Kindly help us with this answer at the earliest.
Thank you!

Myrtle - 2009-10-18
i want to get 2 parakeets and I do want one to be a male, who does the males get along with (not the purpose of breeding just for enjoyment)? i had parakeets all my life but one a a time, now that mine had pass on i want 2 which 2?

B Atkins - 2009-10-17
Petey my Parakeetey, just loves his cage... he only wants to go back, not spend time with us... we think he's about 6 months old. This is the only bird I ever remember that likes his cage more than flying Should we get him a friend? Should I take some toys or treats away?

eve stuart - 2009-10-01
Larry, your budgie has poop on his bottom because he's sick. If you can, gently wash it with warm cotton balls because if he gets stopped up, he will die. And, take him to a vet.....he may be very, very sick or just stressed out because of the new surroundings. If he's not a baby parakeet, he may be missing his buddies he's been spending his life with. Take care of him. Please.

Suilma Meraz - 2009-09-26
I have had a parakeet for about 4 years. My mother gave him to me, so yes he is very special to me, but he does have a big ego. I spend more of my time with him than my husand does, so therefore I do know him. I love him and he knows it. I had two females for him but some how they end up leaving him, so I give him a lot of freedom so he won't be lonely. He loves our family cause he knows how important he is to us. Suilma

Larry - 2009-09-14
I purchased a parakeet from petsmart a little over a week ago. Large qlobs of bird poop accumulates around his rectum. Anybody have any ideas what causes this. Thanks. Larry