Animal Stories - Budgerigars - Parakeets


Animal-World Information about: Budgerigars - Parakeets

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Sarah - 2009-07-28
Parekeets are so cute!! We have 2 of them! Though they make a lot of noise they make wonderful pets . I recommend them for any family! And the kids absouloutly LOVE them!

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Angie - 2009-07-25
Margaret Garret,

I just found this site and don't know if you are still seeing the parakeet in your back yard. The little bird you are seeing is probably a domestic parakeet that was purchased locally and has escaped from its home. He will not survive in the wild. Though parakeets exist in the wild in Austrailia, they are a hardier breed. If possible, try to gently capture this little bird. Do not be afraid; he is quite small and really cannot hurt you. Use a small towel if you need to. Before doing this, get a small cage, if possible, and put some water and seed mix into it. Parakeets are very lovable; if no one claims him, he will make an adorable fun little pet.

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shayerose - 2009-07-02
Budgies are so cute and sweet that we have 4 of them. They make really great pets 4 us.

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shayerose - 2009-07-02
My budgies are so adorable that they are always wanting to get on your finger every morning. I have 4 of them, their names are newbie, dipstick, sammy, and birdie. The 1st budgies are babies and newbie lays egg almost every 3 or 4 days. Dipstick is a girl and she is too young to lay eggs yet, but she`ll be able to lay soon. Sammy is an adult budgie and she isn`t able to lay eggs any more `cause she`s too old to lay now. Birdie is my fave budgie `cause he peeps at the window, his perch, the mirror, and his fave treat is popcorn. Some time this week we`ll get 2 adult parakeets that are male and female. The female lays eggs and they`re small. bye.

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Suvitha - 2009-07-01
Hi, I'm Suvitha. I have 2 parakeets and their names are Ricky and Lucy. They both love to dance, they move side to side. It is called the budgie boogie. Ricky is a male who is sea blue and white on the belly. Lucy is a female and is light blue with a little white. I have 2 ways I can identify. Ricky has dark blue sideburns, and he doesnt screech. Luc screeches and is usually the 1st one to dance.


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Margaret Garrett - 2009-06-11
We have been seeing a parakeet in our backyard with all the other birds. We don't know if parakeets are naturally in the wild, or if this bird has flown away from home somehow. We don't know how to help this bird, or if it really even needs help. Can they survive outside with the other birds?

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jessica - 2009-06-10
I have 2 parakeets 1 male, Clover, and 1 female, T.J. (Tweety Jr.). Their cage door is open almost all the time, except for when some guests are over that don't like them or are afraid of them. T.J. I had since she was a baby. I had their parents, Lucky (the male) and Tweety (the female). Lucky was truly lucky. We found him in the fall in PA in the evening when the temp was in the 50's. He is a deep blue almost midnight blue parakeet. We had ask around the neighborhood where we found him if they or anyone they knew was missing a parakeet. No one was or anyone they knew was. My grandmother had Tweety at the time so he stayed with her. We had put up signs all around the neighborhood and one at the local liberary. No one claimed him. Tweety couldn't have cared less about Lucky at first. After a while they fell in love and had 4 babies. When I moved to another state I had to leave them there, but they have a good home. Right now I'm hoping T.J. and Clover will have babies soon. I have to put their nesting box in the cage. I cant wait!

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Ricahard - 2009-06-08
Hello, my birds are very playfal. They say males are blue, how dark blue are we talking here. Tiger is a male and he is lite blue on the beak and niles. I gave him that name becaue he looks like a tiger. Spring is a female, they say they have pink or brown niles. Spring is all spring colors. I upgraded they're cage today, they are not use to flyng around in it. The cage is blue, W:12INS. by 43INS. long, hi is 86INS. They climb on every thing, they don't fly up to get around. My birds are not clean. Spring deaps his head in the water, and flecks it at tiger. When I'm not around they go blockers. Girls like to be handled, males don't, they draw blood. I put two swings in the cage so they don't fit over it. I think spring's pregnant, she's getting fat, and she does not want to be around anyone. She hogs the food dish, and when she's done she sits in it. I have to put her in the old cage, so he can eat and drink. She gets angry when I clean the cage. Tiger is loud half of the time. I've had them for 3 mouths now. My first bird looked like a rainbow and thats what I named it. She sat on my shoulder and I never had her in the cage much. She slept on a small blanket and she pulled it around her. She died because a worker dropped plaster all over the home.
My birls know 4 words; hI, hello, ho, and yea. I'm trying to get them to say Lura. One can say it, but the other one doesn't care.
From Richard

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Basil Budgie - 2009-05-13
My 10 week old baby parakeet grinds his beak which apparently means he is content, But at the same time he looks like hes trying to open his wings and pokes them out a bit and they look like they're shivering! This is while his face is poufy and happy looking but the rest of him is not because his wings are protruding and his chest feathers are just normal. I would like to know if this wing-shivering is normal.

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Matthew Lucas - 2009-05-10
PLEASE HELP. i have adopted a budgie. I have had him for about 4 years now, and all of a sudden he has puffed out all his feathers and now is on the bottom of the cage flapping and rolling around. What can i do to help him. im so scared ! Whats wrong with him?

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