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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 ...
blue budgie / Parakeet on a perch

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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Healing of budgie

How long does it takes to stop black feces of budgies? ...

new bird not eating & very skittish!

i got my new bird yesterday, zim, and hes fully flighted, beautiful long feathers. we let him out on the first day, but he kept on accidentally hurting himself by running into things, and if i tried to help him ...

is it okay to leave a budgies in cages during vacation?

me & my family are going on a vacation for a week, and we are not sure what to do. we have someone who would come in once a day and change the water & give food, but would they ...

Parakeets keep throwing eggs outside their nest

Would you suggest to remove the nest from the cage? Or what else can we do? They have had 5-6 batches of eggs and killed all of them! ...

My 4 month old budgie suddenly died

I have two boy budgies and they have been fine however one of my boys has continually fought with the other picking on him almost and I checked on them and they was fine then my sister goes to put ...

Australian Budgies

i bought 2 budgies in december17 2020. they havent laid eggs. they are in a big cage which i s divided into two. i have put a pot and a stick of wood in it please suggest something ...

Parakeets

I've got 2 keets, 1 blue, 1 white and both are making breeding movements on their toys/perches. Do i have 2 males? ...

My Budgie can’t fly

Hi, today my budgie can’t seems to fly, Although he’s still happy and talking and playing around. I notice that He’s dropping lots of feathers big and small. Is that the reason why my budgie can’t fly. And what can ...

My budgie is laying too small eggs

I have many pair of breeding buddies but 1 pair the female lays toooo small eggs can u say me what is the reason behind it ...

Is 6 months too soon to take a budgie to the vet for a check-up?b

I am regretting my newly scheduled vet appointment for my two budgies. I got them in March, and they are about 6 months old. Since it is just a check-up, should I cancel the appointment? Thanks, Jane ...
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