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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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My parakeet/budgie tail feathers are changing colors from soft whitish yellow to grey. They look almost as if they are just dirty from dragging the tail, except that the greying seems to be also along the scallops edges the wing ...
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Parakeet Diet

I have a 6 month old male parakeet. He has been fed seed and millet diet, but I’ve been trying to incorporate fresh fruit and vegetables. He will lick them and then never touch them again. He also won’t touch ...
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Okay to leave parakeets in cage while we are on vacation?

Hi, We have two parakeets who stay outside their cage the whole day and only go into the cage to sleep at night. We have a playground for them and they typically play in that area the whole day. We ...
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How can I tell if my albino parakeet is male or female

How can I tell if my albino parakeet is male or female ...
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Too many parakeets

I have a friend who has about 20 parakeets they all live in one big cage. He needs to get homes for all of them. It can not be healthy for him or the birds. He did bring some to ...
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Can radon kill a budgie?

We lost two parakeets very quickly. The first one lived only a few weeks. We thought it was a fluke so we got another and it died in a few days. We had the vet do a necropsy but she ...
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housing together birds

Hi your website is very informative thank you. I have a budgiee/ parakeet and a green cheek conure. THEY BOTH get along well and are friends. I keep them in seperate cages side by side. they both go in each ...
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My parakeet

Hi , I have a parakeet It's being going on 6 months now. All of a sudden she is trying to get out of her cage it's like she just lost it and she wants out. she keeps eating more ...
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Budgie diet

A month ago I put my 13 yr old budgie on Lafeber food. He eats Avi Cakes, nutrinerries for senior parakeets and fruit nutrberries. In another cup he has a pellet which he sort of eats mixed with a small ...
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My budgie just comes to me for treats

I rescued my pet budgie just s month ago. It took him a week to come on to my hand for a treat. But every time he's out of the cage and has finished his treat he just flies to ...
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