Bird Type: Budgie/Parakeet

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color change

My parakeet/budgie tail feathers are changing colors from soft whitish yellow to grey. They look almost as if they are just dirty from dragging the tail, except that the greying seems to be also along the scallops edges the wing feathers on top of her back. The last time she molted a long tail feather […]

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Parakeet Diet

I have a 6 month old male parakeet. He has been fed seed and millet diet, but I’ve been trying to incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables. He will lick them and then never touch them again. He also won’t touch his mineral stone or his cuttlebone or bathe. Any advice?

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Okay to leave parakeets in cage while we are on vacation?

Hi, We have two parakeets who stay outside their cage the whole day and only go into the cage to sleep at night. We have a playground for them and they typically play in that area the whole day. We will gone for vacation for 3 weeks and will have a pet sitter who will […]

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Too many parakeets

I have a friend who has about 20 parakeets they all live in one big cage. He needs to get homes for all of them. It can not be healthy for him or the birds. He did bring some to the humane society but they could not take anymore . His home is very smell […]

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Can radon kill a budgie?

We lost two parakeets very quickly. The first one lived only a few weeks. We thought it was a fluke so we got another and it died in a few days. We had the vet do a necropsy but she couldn’t find any disease or heavy metals. We tested everything we could think of. (formaldehyde, […]

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housing together birds

Hi your website is very informative thank you. I have a budgiee/ parakeet and a green cheek conure. THEY BOTH get along well and are friends. I keep them in seperate cages side by side. they both go in each other cages and play outside together with toys. Are there any health hazards? in terms […]

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My parakeet

Hi , I have a parakeet It’s being going on 6 months now. All of a sudden she is trying to get out of her cage it’s like she just lost it and she wants out. she keeps eating more than usual. Can you help me?

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Budgie diet

A month ago I put my 13 yr old budgie on Lafeber food. He eats Avi Cakes, nutrinerries for senior parakeets and fruit nutrberries. In another cup he has a pellet which he sort of eats mixed with a small amount of quality seeds. His diet is honestly mostly Lafeber. He gets broccoli carrots peas […]

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My budgie just comes to me for treats

I rescued my pet budgie just s month ago. It took him a week to come on to my hand for a treat. But every time he’s out of the cage and has finished his treat he just flies to a chair opposite a big mirror in our dining. He can sit on it practically […]

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Budgie taming

Hello, I recently got 2 young budgies and am trying to hand tame them. They began taking food from my hand right away, so I am trying to get them to perch on my index finger. No matter what enticing treat I offer, they avoid stepping onto my finger at all costs, then scoot away […]

Help my budgie has a hole in his chest!

About a week ago, I took my budgie to the vet because he was sick and having trouble pooping (watery poop covered his vent and he was bobbing his head up and down like he wanted to vomit). The vet gave me medicine to give him for each day, and I’m still giving it to […]

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Training help

I have 2 budgies. One budgie has lived with me a little bit longer than the other. I have read that you need to separate them while training. I’m currently training Blu (the budgie who has stayed with me for longer) and when he is alone, he is so sweet, and climbs up to my […]

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How do I make my Parrotlet stop laying eggs?

I have a 4 year old Parrotlet, Booboo, that shares her cage with a 5 year old male Budgie named Tonto. They are very good friends. About 2 months ago my Parrotlet, Booboo, started sitting on the cage floor laying eggs. She’s laid about 7 eggs so far. I’ve taken away any type of nesting […]

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Budgie health

Hello 2 months ago I got a pair of budgies, they stay outside the cage until is time to sleep.I feed them budgie seeds and fruits they dont like vegetables that much. They both are moulting but my female budgie has a bald spot in the lower back, under some fethers that pop out, I […]

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Cage mates and breeding parakeets.

I have a large cage with two pairs of parakeets. One pair has bonded and are now breeding. They have not laid yet. I’m wondering if I should remove the other pair and leave the mating pair alone. There has been a few minor scuffles at times but at other times they all seem fine […]

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Eggs and actions

Laverne and Shirley are my 2 blue parakeets , Thought they were females , I got them pretty young Shirley’s nose is white and Laverne gray . Well every time I come in the room Laverne is mounted on Shirley. There are now 6-7 eggs in the cloth cage . I finally separated them , […]

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Sex of birds

I bought 2 what were supposed to be 2 females , Laverne n Shirley , I sent a picture to a friend who told me they were actually Tom n Jerry . Well Laverne hopped on Shirley and there is an egg in they’re nest . Shirley has a white nose piece and Laverne is […]

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Budgie training

Hi, I have had my budgie for about a month now, I got her when she was 6 weeks, i think she was a bit younger, but she is very friendly, she’s used to my hand and jumps straight on when I put it in the cage, she steps up and loves a scritch but […]

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