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I have a 5ft long 2ft high home made cage in my grooming room in my basement.
A neighbor gave me 4 parakeets, 3 females and one male. At first they wouldn't eat
the greens I put in for them so I chopped the greens up and added them to their
seeds, now they eat all the greens first. The greens have made their colors so much
more vivid and the green females beak has turned a wonderful pale green, the males
yellow color has deepened to a rich dark gold color the blues seem darker since they are eating greens (the other 2
females are blues, one is regular blue the other is a blue white with black stripes
on her head and wings.) I'm glad I have them they are very beautiful. They have several types of perches and a flat wooden walk in the back of the cage, they walk across it a lot. They have also
eaten through 2 other perches but the ones that are left are the ones they want. The
golden male and the green female are in love they are side by side a lot. Maybe I'll get another male a blue for the 2 blue females. I will build them the boxes they will need to have babies. I've never raised birds before but I want to now.
Hello! I have 2 budgies. Both are females(to my surprise). One is sky blue and the other is yellow and green.
The green one's name is Lemon and the sky blue one's name is Blueberry.
Both love leafy greens and they adore sliced Squash.
I would say that the budgie is the perfect pet because of their big personalities and small size. =B
I just got two wonderful birds and I adopted them. They are very active in their cage but they don't care for me too much yet. Time will tell, they don't know it yet, but we are going to have a great relationship. I read this web site and found out a lot of good info. If anyone has any tips on how to get them to be more friendly with me and other people that would be great. I have had bill and ted for a few days and I'm waiting til they get used to my home, then I'm going to try to start picking them up and get them out of their cage/ I leave the door open sometimes but they won't have anything to do with outside their cage. Any tips would help us, thanks.
I had a budgie for almost 7 years. He was the most wonderful bird I have ever known. I had gotten him a mate, but she died within two years, and looking back, I probably never should have moved them in together, but I did not know he would get hostile towards her. In any case, my bird died last week and it's driving me nuts that maybe I did something wrong. I read on all sorts of websites about average ages, and 7 appears to be on the young side of life expectancy. I worry that he died of loneliness although I talked to him all the time, he did not have another bird to be with, and I've been working a lot. He didn't get as much flying time in recent months because he started running into things and I didn't want him to get hurt. The day he died, I found him on the bottom of the cage and I opened the door for him. He perked up and jumped on my shoulder cooed at me, kissed me on the cheek and then ran off to hide and die. Is 7 a nice long life for a bird?
I have a parrot like this and it is great and beautiful.
My Girl budgie died Tuesday January 27,2009. Her name was Terri. I had her for 6 years
and she died during the night. My other budgie, who's name is Lilian, is two years old and was stunned for two days and now she has finally gotten over the death. I have since bought another companion for lilian that is green in color. I have named her Katelyn. Oh, by the way, lilian is blue and Terri was white. I will always remember Terri.
I am getting a parakeet in April for my birthday. I used to not like birds because the only bird I had ever been around was agressive and always bit humans. Recently, my friend bought a parakeet and I instantly became attached because she was so playful and loving. I think the prettiest color of parakeets is blue. When I get my parakeet, if it's a boy I am going to name him Oliie and if it's a girl I am going to name her Lilly. This page has really helped me, so when I get my parakeet I will be well prepared. :)
I have a male and a female Budgerigars parakeets for 1 1/2 year; we like to know when, how they are going to mate? We place a nest in one corner of the cage, and the male chews on the nest. Also the male bites the female.
What should we do? advices are welcome.
I have never owned a bird before, and just a few days ago I stopped by the pet store and bought everythng I needed to start out with my new little snow white budgie. She is the cutest thing in the world, and loves to sit on my shoulder. It's so much fun! I am not 100% sure how the forum works, but I am new at this of course so if anyone has great advice for my please share. I have lots of toys food, water a nice sized cage and treats, along with cuddlestones and whatnot but I would like her to play more, please respond anyone! : )
My girl budgie died yesterday. Her name was Blueberry. Last night she died, I do not know how. My other bird Cokeanut cried out for hours.