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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 ...
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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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Is my bird cage safe for morebirds?

Recently my two parakeets died randomly, at the same time,and they were on a good diet and had clean water. They just literally dropped dead I am assuming illness caused this tragedy but i was wondering if as with all ...
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sharing a cage

we recently acquired(today) four young Zebra Finches but do not have a cage yet for them (they are in a traveling box) until we get their forever home, we were wondering if it would be ok to put them in ...
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Gelatin Source in Nutri-Berries?

Hello, I try to be cautious of the ingredients and foods I feed my budgies so I like the variety of pellet, seeds, grains, and dried fruits that goes into nutri-berries butI was wondering what is the source of gelatin ...
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What size pellets for my parakeet who has no beak?

Hi I have a 3 year old female parakeet named Tater Tot who unfortunately got her beak bit almost completely off by a love bird when one of my employees accidentally pushed her cage right up against a very aggressive/territorial ...
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Breeding birds

Good evening. I am new to breeding with conures and want to ask you if you can give me some advice. Their cage is set outside and is 2.5m long,1.3m wide and 2m high. How many breeding pair conures can ...
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Linnies

We have a linnie and a budgie in a very large cage. When i approach the cage the linnie comes to me. If i put my hand up near him he tries to bite,same if i put my face close ...
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Vitamin E Supplement

I have an older female budgie with fatty lipomas. Vitamin E and biotin (with a low-fat diet) is suggested by birdvet.com.au. Is it safe to put the oil from Vitamin E capsules in her food or water? [The vet can't ...
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Turkey Tail Mushroom

Is turkey tail mushroom immune supplements safe for budgies? I have an older budgie that possibly has kidney/liver disease and fatty lipomas. The vet suggested moving her to a diet of nutri berries. What else can I give her to ...
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Let out of cage?

Is it OK to let my new budgie out of its cage before he has been tamed? ...
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parakeet wings

i dont know who did it but my birds missing 3 tips on her right wing. her behavor is funny. can she die from it and what can i do to help? ...
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