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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"? ...
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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Budgies

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 ...

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 ...

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? ...

Nutriberries

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 ...

Vacation

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Budgie

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 ...
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