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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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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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Parakeet wound

My parakeet has a hole in her lower abdomen. No blood comes out and the hole isn’t really that deep. What should I do? Will it heal on its own?? ...
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Parakeet making strange sound

My parakeet was rescued 6 years ago and has been happy and seemingly healthy for this time, has suddenly stopped chirping and singing. His behavior seems normal but he is making a noise as if a whistle or party favor ...
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parakeet tail movement

My Little Tucker Parakeet has suddenly been moving his tail in an up and down movement. Should I be concerned? ...
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parakeets

I just got 2 baby parakeets about a month and a half ago. I keep their cage door open all day so they can come and go as they please. But I was wondering if I am doing the right ...
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Nutriberry waste

I feed my budgies nutriberries and they love it. Unfortunately they also enjoy dropping it and it ends up beneath the bottom cage grate wasting so much food! Any suggestions? I’m not comfortable picking it off the bottom of the ...
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Can parakeets talk?

I was wondering can parakeets talk? I have that I just got about a month ago and am trying to let them get used to their new home! I keep their cage door open all day so they can come ...
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Budgie cage

What is the minimum cage size for a single budgie which is out of the cage for one or two hours a day. Is 19×14×22(lenght×depth×height) inches too big for a single budgie which can fly out of the cage for ...
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About parakeets

Can I interact with 2 parakeets houses together ...
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bonding

How long does it take for 2 parakeets to bond with me (owner)? ...
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