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!
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Kelsang Dolma - 2009-02-15
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

brad - 2009-02-09
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.

missingmybird - 2009-02-08
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?

Anonymous - 2009-02-07
I have a parrot like this and it is great and beautiful.

Franky Manigault - 2009-01-31
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.


Nathalie - 2009-01-28
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. :)

Rashmeet Tiwana - 2009-01-20
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.

Aaron - 2009-01-10
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! : )

Maddie - 2009-01-02
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.

Jenny - 2009-01-02
I actually adopted my budgie. When I got her she was two and her previous owner was moving to another state. Her owner never gave her a name and so I just named her Zazoo. Her previous owner also often ignored her and did not really take good care of her in the first place. She's still alive and is now six years old. She very attached to the other pets and only likes my dad. When I try to hold her she either bites me or flies away. Out of all my adopted pets, she was the one that had the hardest time adjusting to a new home. I think she's like that because of her previous owner. However despite that she still has this very big personality and is often seen bossing all the other birds around even though they are all much bigger than she is! lol. The bird she bosses around the most though, is my red-masked conure who was also adopted and is from the same previous owner. She's so cute! :)