Bird Type: Budgie/Parakeet

new bird not eating & very skittish!

i got my new bird yesterday, zim, and hes fully flighted, beautiful long feathers. we let him out on the first day, but he kept on accidentally hurting himself by running into things, and if i tried to help him by putting my hand near him so he has the option to be ‘ rescued […]

is it okay to leave a budgies in cages during vacation?

me & my family are going on a vacation for a week, and we are not sure what to do. we have someone who would come in once a day and change the water & give food, but would they need more than this? theres 2 of them, i dont want then to get depressed […]

My 4 month old budgie suddenly died

I have two boy budgies and they have been fine however one of my boys has continually fought with the other picking on him almost and I checked on them and they was fine then my sister goes to put their cover on the cage before bed and one of them was dead at the […]

Australian Budgies

i bought 2 budgies in december17 2020. they havent laid eggs. they are in a big cage which i s divided into two. i have put a pot and a stick of wood in it please suggest something.


I’ve got 2 keets, 1 blue, 1 white and both are making breeding movements on their toys/perches. Do i have 2 males?

My Budgie can’t fly

Hi, today my budgie can’t seems to fly, Although he’s still happy and talking and playing around. I notice that He’s dropping lots of feathers big and small. Is that the reason why my budgie can’t fly. And what can i feed my budgie to make him able to fly again

Cockatiel behavior

Thanks Brenda. My male cockatiel wants to mate with my male and female budgies. It is scary as he is very aggressive and tried to rape the female budgie. I have three birds. The cockatiel is 24 hours cage free. The only reason the budgies have to go in their cage is to protect them […]

My budgie has a hole in abdomen

Pls help me I have a male budgie he was having his abdomen swollen and after visiting doctor .He said that it’s a wound But now the wound disappeared and he has a little hole on the top of his vent he also bleeds pls help

continuous death of budgies

I had 7 Budgies, 3 females and 4 males. two males fought yesterday and one of them died after few minutes. Next day after that incident 5 birds died turn by turn. they all were healthy, taking enough food and water. Also they were showing no symptoms except change in breathing pattern before death. What […]

My budgie is not sitting on the egg

My budgie is not sitting on the eggs and she laid three eggs but one of them is looking like it had been eaten or something and she is looking tired…. I am so scared to see her like this

Budgie can’t fly

First time here, so sorry if it’s bad. My 7 month old budgie has been having problems flying for months, she learned to fly when she was young a was good at it, but after a while she was getting worse at it, now she goes to the ground immediately if she tries flying.We thought […]

My parakeet egg

My female parakeet is a young female she had an egg but she is not sitting on it it’s kind of just at the bottom of the cage she has made Nest but this egg is a very first one and it’s just laying at the bottom of the cage is that mean the dad […]

budgie fighting

budgies laid eggs and was sitting on them one day they had a bloody fight and brook the eggs what can i do

Breeding problem

I had a pair of budgies who had started to mate but somehow the male managed to fly away, after a few days i got an adult male a bit elder to the female, (F/7m & M/12m) they have bonded and even share and feed food to each other. Whenever the female comes closed to […]

Budgie female not sitting on her first egg in 2nd clutch

I had a successful breeding of my budgies and had 4 cute chicks. After 15 days I was about to transfer the pair to the full flock, but I found another egg. But the hen is not sitting on the first egg and I found her sitting on a perch at night outside the nesting […]


What do parakeets eat my dad is going one and I want to be prepared

Female budgie 2 years of age & not one egg

My female Budgie is 2 years +will be 3 the 22nd off January she has a male Budgie mate the exact same age, my female budgie’s cere turns brown from time to time, & am not breeding them but don’t understand how she’s never laid even an infertile egg, could there be something wrong?

Handling & transport for budgie not used to human handling

Hello, I have 2 budgies: 1 white & blue-colored male and 1 yellow/green female. The male budgie, Zeke, is ~10-11 years old and was originally with a different female that I no longer have. The female, Zena, was rescued with a different male (who passed away 4 years ago), and at the time I was […]

Solo parakeet and vacation

We are going to be gone for 8 days and are taking our 2 dogs with us. We are going on a road trip. Any idea if a parakeet would fare better with us or taken to a sitter. The sitter is my mom but it’d be a new environment with 2 new dogs our […]

Nessting box

I have had a nessting house up for about 3 weeks and my two parakeets won’t go in it maybe they are still to young


Hello, I have three budgies they have been together since birth and they are approximately 13 months old. what will happen to them if l separate them now? to find a nice home to each one of them. Are they going to let themselves die the fact they get separated or they will be fine? […]

Budgie breeding

I want to breed my pair of budgies but cant seem to, i have a nesting box but its too low and i dont want to cut a hole in the cage and i have a hut but they still wont breed.

Budgie tests

At an annual exam my vet does a CBC and fecal gram stain on my budgies, should there be additional tests given the small amount of blood that can be taken on a small bird?


I buy your nutriberries for my parakeets all the time.. THEY LOVE IT! But I have noticed that there are more available for parrots than there for parakeets… Will it be ok for me to feed them the parrot berries which are more available than the parakeets nutriberries?


I am thinking about going away for 4 days.. I have 5 parakeets which are used to coming out of their cage in the morning and going in to sleep at night.. I work and always leave them alone in the morning with music on till I get home in the afternoon.. I have no […]

Going out at night

Hi my budgie is new pair this is there first clutch and have one egg so far but last night I went to check on them and saw she was not on the eggs. And then this morning when I checked she went back in and is still in there. But why does she go […]

Fly over at dinner time

Why did my parakeets always fly over me when I sit down to eat my dinner. It never fails I come into the room with my plate sat the table and if their out fly by time? Why?

Budgie perch

Hi, I want to purchase a perch for my budgie cages. These 2 I found are really good for them. Grape Vine is recommended. Which one should I go for? Ones thicker that the other. I’m stuck between them. I have attached 2 links. Luoji Parrot Perch Natural Wood Bird Stand Perch Birdcage Standing Grinding […]

Budgies breeding

Hello, I have an one year old female budgie who recently started mating . She just tried to lay an egg today but it got stuck to her vent and covered in blood . We managed to stop the bleeding and remove the egg but there is still a lump stuck to the vent part […]


Hi my budgie is sick he has different dropping and now his/her chest is also bumping what should I do, the vet near us take really much money and some times no bird vet available so please help I can not totally describe that it is his chest or where I don’t know but the […]


I wanted to ask a last Question that can a female budgie incubate their egg in cage floor if they are not provided with a nesting box, will they be able to warm their eggs in cage floor and give rise to a healthy chick?


How can i determine the age of my budgie parakeets and finches??? How I’m going to know whether they are ready to breed or not???

Budgie loves living room lamp

Hi. I got your answer regarding keeping my bird off of light fixtures. I got my budgie about a month ago and he came to me with clipped wings, so he is not a great flyer. Still, being clipped does not stop him from flying the short distance across the room to the lamp. He […]

Budgie loves living room lamp

Hi! Lately my budgie gravitates toward the living room lamp every time he is out of the cage. He loves to perch and climb on it. In the daytime I don’t mind so much, but I’m concerned because the lamp gets hot when we turn it on in the evening. I want it to be […]


Why did my 5yr old budge fall of his perch and die


Hello My female budgie is staying alone all the time in the nestbox is it ok

My budgie laid the egg in cage floor

Hi, I need your help expert. My budgie already laid 2 eggs which they broke themselves, today they laid another egg, I think they broke their eggs because they laid it in the cage floor because my cage in too small so I could not provide a nesting box for them, so when they laid […]

Why is my male budgie not breeding!?

I have a male budgie who’s about 1 year old and his cere also looks like he’s mature enough to breed. But when the female accepts to mate, he just climbs on her and do nothing. I don’t know why he won’t do anything after flirting for so long

My budgie died all of a sudden

What does it mean if my 4 to 5 year old male budgie all of a suddenly dies he looked to be in good shape so why would he die he had brother that they had been together there whole life PLEASE someone help me and also what do I do when it’s brother is […]

Two females laying egg as couple..

One of my female is big n other is small the other one blue has started laying egg.. she is small now? I can afford to have another cage to separate them.. can the early sleeping time help me?

Budgie Partner died and female dipressed

Hello! I had two budgies male and female, but male recently died. Female had laid 4 eggs now I do see her going inside the nesting box but many time she is not sitting on the eggs. She is also not coming out of the box as earlier. What can we do to help her.

Budgie grooming

Hi! How often do you recommend trimming a budgie’s beak and toenails? The pet store I got him from told me 3 times a year, but when I checked online I saw answers closer to every month or every other month. Which one, if any, is correct?


I purchased my first budgie about a month ago. He is eating aand drinking and his poops look regular. However, the bird is sleeping on the lowest point of his perch tonight instead of his usual spot (he sleeps at the highest point of his perch every night-except for tonight apparently). He also appeared to […]

Grass parakeets

Hi , I have two female grass parakeets, unsure of age as they was given to me . Although the lady said they were a year old . They were ok for a couple of months and now one seems to be picking on the other one . I ignored this for a while and […]

Young Fancy parakeets.

Hello, How can I tell the difference between a young female, and a young male fancy parakeet. I called Petsmart and they just received birds in and they told me they cannot tell the difference, because they’re very young.

Bonded pair fighting after 6 years

This is gonna be long, sorry. I’ve been running into some issues with my two budgies. They’ve been housed together for over 6 years now, and I’ve never had issues with serious fighting until very recently. The cage they were in when this started is smaller than the proper size for two birds, so that […]

Budgie keeps getting off her eggs and moving about the cage

My female budgie has laid two eggs with today being egg number 3s day, but she keeps coming out the nest box to eat etc is this normal? She does spend a lot of time on the eggs with the male sitting at the entrance to the nest box or on top of.

My new budgie has a very short tail

Hello. I just got my new budgie today and he looks very healthy. He is still a baby and has stripes all the way down to his cere. The only issue i see is his tail is missing. There are small feathers growing out of his tail region but no long feathers, making it appear […]

Budgies training

I am following the guidance u gave before about budgies breeding…Now my budgie has laid 4 eggs and 3 has been hatched out ..Please could you suggest me how to train them and stop them running away from us and stop biting..

Natural Bird Toys

I have a budgie and I was wanting to make some toys for him! Can budgies have pinecones? And what woods are okay for them? Any other recommendations? Thanks!

Introducing New Parakeet

Hello, Thank you for your quality products, especially the Nutri-berries! My bird is a fan. I have had Pip, a solo parakeet for 3 years. She slowly became trusting with our family and our guinea pig, Roo. She became very comfortable flying to and from her cage and interacting with Roo who was kept in […]

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