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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 ...
Small Birds Do Talk!

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"? ...
Green Parakeet

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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normal eggs?

I have 2 parakeets male and female and she laid only 1 egg and she is not sitting on it is that normal for her ...
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Not laying eggs after mating also and 5 budgies in one cage

I brought them in october they started to mate but female not laying eggs and i kept pot in cage which have v shape curve.please suggest ...
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Budgie and Cockatiel Nutri-Berry

I'm hoping to eventually house my two cockatiels with my two budgies, assuming they get along alright. If I am successful with this, is it okay if my budgies eat the cockatiel's Nutri-Berries and vice versa for the cockatiels eating ...
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How many parakeets…?

I have recently started a charity that will focus on raising and training small birds like cockatiels and parakeets as companion pets for people suffering from depression and PTSD. My question is: I know that if I cage birds together ...
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yellow pooh

ive just bought a linnet hen and noticed her pooh has been yellow for the last 2 days .I think it could be her liver..is there a treatment for this thanks ...
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Parakeets

I found out that the 2 parakeets I have are Male and female. What should I do if the female lays eggs? ...
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Parakeet

How long can you keep your parakeet in a cage on any given day? Our parakeet is about a 1 year and 3 months old. Thanks in advance ...
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is my budgie dying???

hello Ive had two budgies,male and female for about a year... they never bread today i noticed changes in the male budgie; his beak is turning black with sort of granulates and his legs are full with white dendruffs and ...
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Parakeets

I’ve been trying to find out my two parakeets gender, Neptune has a pinkish purple cere and Ra has a whiteish blue cere. Are they girls or boys? ...
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kaytee honey flavor treats

I BOUGHT KAYTEE HONEY FLAVOR TREAT STICKS YESTERDAY - AND TODAY, THE PARAKEETS ACT LIKE CRACK ADDICTS. I placed their normal diet on the cage floor today and they immediately went to it. I then removed the paper liner from ...
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