Bird Type: Budgie/Parakeet

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 […]

Why is my bird rubbing against her food bowl

Hello, I’ve had a female budgie since December 2020, me and her have a very good relationship, but lately she’s been making strange noises and go underneath her food bowl and rubbing against it, I’m very confused and I’d like to know if O should do something because her mate recently passed away and I’m […]

Aggressive behaviour

Hello I have a pair of budgies. Its first time they are breeding. First egg was laid on Friday which I found broken on sunday morning but sunday evening I found another egg in nest and both were spending most time in cage. Tuesday surprisingly I saw two eggs added in nest and same behaviour […]

How do i get my bird to eat veggies

Hello guys. Hope you are well. Ive had my english budgie for nearly two months. When we first got him, he was eating a bit of carrot and lettuce but nothing major, those were the only two veggies he tried. Just eating and ripping it. Now these days he wont eat any fruit and veggies […]

My Male Parakeet Aster

hello i have a question regarding my male parakeet. He has begun plucking the feathers out from around his neak and under his beak. His 2 female friends are ignoring him as well at this point. they were rescues and i know very little of their history other than they are about 2 and have […]

Budgies breaking their eggs

I have 5 budgies and a pair amongst them try to breed and the female one lay eggs too but they usually break it and this time when she laid eggs but the male one from the pair try to break the eggs and at night they dropped the eggs.


How do you as a vet and companies like Lafeber decide what is the proper diet with changing seasons and age of the bird, particularly budgies (I have two about 2 years old)

Should i get my bird a friend?

Greetings. I got a show budgie about 2 months ago. Her name is Angel 🙂 I love her with all my heart but i have basically given up. After spending months sitting next to her, talking to her, offering treats and placing my hand near her she won’t become tame 🙁 She is not scared […]

Will giving my new budgie a friend make him untame

Good afternoon all. I got a parakeet (Blue) about a month or so ago. He is trained and totally comfortable with me. He will fly and sit on my finger, head etc. I recently thought i want to get him a mate. Probably a baby parakeet of about less than 4 months old. If i […]


My budgie laid 7 eggs but she broke all the eggs she laid after breaking she laid another egg she broke that too … Can u tell me the reason why she broke the eggs

Nesting ideas.

How do i set up a nesting area for our parakeets and is it normal if the female pecs at the males head making him lose feathers or is my mail sick with ring worm?

Parakeet gender

what’s the best way to differentiate male from female in budgies?

Nail trims

I’m trying to figure out how to hold a linnie to clip her nails, and it’s a nightmare. I need one hand to hold the squirmy bird, one to hold the foot, and one to hold the clippers.

How long will it take for my budgie to like me after scaring her

I recently got a pet budgie. She looks to be hand tame as she was not that frightened when my hand was near her. I haven’t cared for a budgie before so i didn’t know the do’s and don’ts. On the first day i picked her up and started to handle him because the pet […]

Female budgie behaviour

Hello there Laefber, I’m currently in a situation where I’m truly unsure about what to do and I have a few things that I need some help with, Is it okay if you can at least give me tips, advice and directions on what to do? the first thing I’d like to mention about is […]

My budgie is not sitting on the egg at night

My budgie has just laid an egg. And now it is night time she laid it in afternoon.she is not incubating at the night. But from the afternoon to evening she was with the egg all the time Why she is not incubating at night? What will happen if she doesn’t incubate at night? Pls […]

Not sure what to do in this situation

One of my male parakeets bred with two females? His mate Birdie has been trying to lay eggs but while she was trying to do that he got a little naughty with one of my other females Bluie but she was trying to take over the other girl’s nesting box and made her break one […]

Will i be able to tame two budgies in one cage?

Hello. I recently got one budgie, not sure if he was hand tamed but whenever i placed my hand near him he would only budge a little. Ive had him for a few days and decided its best to get him a friend since they are social creatures. Ive noticed that ever since the new […]

My budgies arn’t getting along

Hello. About a week ago I got my first budgie (Kiwi), an English budgie. Everyday we would hang his cage outside so he can hear the birds and have some sun. About 4 days after we got him an escaped budgie landed on his cage. We contacted the locals and he doesn’t seem to have […]

My budgies just won’t breed

Hi! I have two budgies male and female I give them both chopped up fruits and veggies however instead of a breeding box they have a little fluffy house and strangely my male budgie is SMALLER than my female and so I just thought that was it plus he bites a bit but he feeds […]


My one parakeet is making a clicking noise I don’t know if it’s something I should worry about or what the bird doing that means please help

Bird doesn’t like me

Hi, I got my parakeet almost two years ago, and I played with him a lot, but stopped playing with him after that. He still doesn’t really like me. He will get on my finger, but he always tenses up whenever I get near to him. When I open his cage he always flies around […]

Budgie behavior

I bought my budgie at a pet store as a baby. His wings were clipped, and took a long time to grow back. He was anxious, and wouldn’t go on my finger or leave the cage, and became a biter which hasn’t stopped. His wings have finally come in, and the cage is always open, […]

My budgie can’t fly

My 1 year old budgie is struggling to fly , he is constantly stretching and shivering his wings and whenever he wants to fly he flies to the floor which he never does I’m worried and I don’t know what to do , I did some research and it says that ” your budgie might […]

Unknown Budgie Egg????

Hey Lafeber, Background (all BUDGIES): 1 female, 1 male MATED: Kids: Batch1 – 6 months old(3 females, 3 males), Batch2 – 1 month old(2 unknown gender) The first 6 kids were totally fine, we supported our pair in their mating. All 8 of them lived together in a cage, when we saw the parents mating […]

My bird has seeds coming out of it hi

My budgie has seeds coming out of his fur whenever he eats he just wobbles his body and suddenly seeds start coming out of his whole entire body should I be worried or not is this normal for a buggy ??

Tired budgie

My budgie layed two eggs two days ago she was all fine, now suddenly she is not sitting on them as well as she looks really tired, the male budgy is trying to mate with her again. She has not eaten or drink anything yet. Please help

budgie – Loosing Feathers

please help, my budgie is loosing too many feathers and my vet confirmed she is not malting and simply he is not sure what it could be. l am giving her calcium and probiotics. please if there is anything l can do to help her.

One egg

Will the female budgie sit only on one egg till it’s hatched?

Budgies birds

Hello 😊 I have a pair of budgie the problem is the male doesn’t breed the female, every time when the female is ready the male just stand next to her 😭 and sometimes after that the female fights the male. Please 🙏 answer me


My budies are breeding and they also lay one egg but she don’t sit on the eggs . Is there is any problem

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

Female Budgie & Health

Good Morning’ I have a female budgie, that is 3 yrs old. She has so far not produced any eggs. I have a male Cockatiel and a male budgie. It appears as though she maybe ill. Her behavior over the last 3 weeks has been very strange. She is constantly going to the bottom of […]


Hi I have a pair of budgies that have mated but no eggs yes the male feeds the female then she regurgitates it back up why does she do this


I have A budgie a laden egg like two days ago and it’s not taking care of it or should I do should I keep it or take care of it or keep it warm I don’t know what to do

Trouble hatching

My female budgie layed several infertile eggs and just one fertile. The baby chirps loud from a crack of the egg. I have heard this going for more than 24 hours. She sits on it but does nothing to help it hatch. Is there anything I can do to help? Is this normal?

Parakeet’s First Clutch

Hi, I have a pair of parakeets and my female has 3 eggs in her nest. She has been sitting on them for a full week, but starting today, she isn’t sitting on them nearly as much and she does not stay in the nest at night. Is this common? I have not touched the […]

new budgie owner

Im just curious about feeding my budgie. I have ordered your pellets’, seeds, and nutriberries. am I supposed to offer them all ? like in three separate little bowls around the cage? or are nutriberries more so like a treat. I’ve never owned a bird and to be honest, I know nothing about them. so […]

parakeet behavior

I have had 2 little parakeets for 1 1/2 years. They do not even try to get out of their cage and when I go and clean the cage, they fly all over the cage and freak out; they are afraid of me. Please advise. Thank you.


So i have 2 budgies 1 male and the other is female she just laid an egg at the bottom of the cage although i got her a nest box so i put the egg in the nesting box but now she doesn’t want to sit on it what should i do now ?

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