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Budgie (Parakeet)

The budgie (parakeet) is often thought of as a "beginner bird," however, this social, outgoing little bird deserves just as much care and attention as larger parrots. Budgies are playful, love food and they can rival any parrot in terms ...

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Feather Duster Budgies

The Feather Duster Budgie is a mutation that might make you doubt a bird is inside all the curly, overgrown feathers ...
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Budgies, Cockatiels & Lovebirds Are Parrots Too!

Here's a look at some common small bird myths and facts ...
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Small Birds Do Talk!

Bigger birds aren’t the only ones talking. In fact, some of the smaller parrots are capable of mimicking human speech and can even amass impressive vocabularies. Here’s a look at some of the tiny talkers of the pet bird world ...
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Bird-Inspired Prose From Kevin Brockmeier

Kevin Brockmeier takes readers on a journey to a city where everyone sings, except a mute man who raises parakeets. And then something amazing happens ...
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3 Tricks Your Budgie Can Do!

There are many behaviors that a budgie will do naturally. With some practice, you can give a cue for the natural behavior, and then have a nice behavior your budgie can perform upon request ...
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New World Parrots: Conures, Amazons, Macaws & More

Parrots can be categorized according to Old World psittacines and New World psittacines. Do you know if your parrots are "Team Old World" or "Team New World"? ...
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Perks Of Owning A Pet Parakeet

Parakeets as pets are a manageable size, entertaining, social, and talkative. Small enough to fit in your apartment and travel with you, parakeets can make great pets. Check out these 8 perks of sharing your life with a parakeet ...
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Pet Birds & Children

Find out the real reasons why budgies and cockatiels can make wonderful pets for children, as well as all the wrong reasons for bringing a small bird into your home ...
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Budgie Sounds

Budgies (parakeets) chatter a lot, as budgie owners will have noticed. What does all that chatter mean? Here are some common budgie sounds and what they might mean ...
Green Parakeet

Budgie Vs. Cockatiel — Which Is Right For You?

For years, budgies, also called parakeets, were the most numerous companion birds, and only recently were overtaken by cockatiels. If you’re looking at getting one or the other, how do they compare? ...
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Top Toys For Parakeets

Give your budgie (aka "parakeet") some toys! You will be wildly entertained as your budgie plays, and your budgie will stay active and engaged without getting into any mischief from boredom ...
Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Presidents & Their Pet Parrots

Can you imagine a parrot perched in the White House? It’s probably happened at some point during our country’s history; after all, some of our past presidents had parrot companions during their presidencies. Here is a list of presidents who ...
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In the Mood for Great Parakeet Food?

Lafeber bird foods are a simple and healthy way for you to feed your budgie/parakeet! ...

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Budgie breeding

My budgie laid five eggs, three of which hatched. They are now three weeks old. Both parents had been doing a wonderful job taking care of the babies. However today the female is being nasty to the male and not ...

Budgie breeding

I have actually 8 budgies birds and I have separated a pair of male and female in a separate cage and the rest 6 in another cage. But even after 3-4 weeks they are just pruning each other. Sometimes they ...

Hole in my parakeet’s chest?

My parakeet has a hole in his chest. I'm not sure if I should be concerned about it. I noticed it earlier today while I was giving him a bath. Nor my mom or my dad knew what it was ...

My budgies argue and peck at each other and bite me if I try to touch them.

I thought I had two males, but after reading, I think I have two females. I have a big cage. Should I add a male or would this be worse? ...

Sudden deaths

Today my 3 birds died all at once. 2 8 year old love birds and a 2 month old parakeet. They were fine and 45 minutes later I heard them drop to the cage floors. Firemen checked for gas and ...

Budgie breeding

I saw my male budgie trying to sit on his offspring's (female) back. The female is 6-7 months old only. Is it ok to let them do it? Or how do I discourage them without separating them? ...

Feeding each other but not breedingi

I have a pair of Budgies that I got a year ago. They are totally bonded( feeding each o ther and male bobbing head. Talking and kissing one another) ...

Budgies Eating Dandelion Leaves

Hello! So recently I read that budgies like to eat dandelion leaves so I’ve been giving them a handful whenever I let them sunbathe outside for the past three days bc recently it got warmer, but their droppings suddenly became ...

Can my budgies eat the same food as medium parrots can (cockatiels, small lovebirds, quakers)

I have 4 budgies. I ordered a bag of Zupreem natural pellets for MEDIUM birds. Although I know that Budgies and birds like cockatiels and conures are dfferent sizes, I want to know if my budgies can still eat these ...

Laying eggs

Why my budgie not laying egg, 16 days after mating. Mated several times throughout the week.Her back looks as if she laid eggs, became like exposed or swollen . But no eggs ...
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