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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"? ...
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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 7 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 ...
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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

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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Budgie taming

Hello, I recently got 2 young budgies and am trying to hand tame them. They began taking food from my hand right away, so I am trying to get them to perch on my index finger. No matter what enticing ...
Help my budgie has a hole in his chest!

Help my budgie has a hole in his chest!

About a week ago, I took my budgie to the vet because he was sick and having trouble pooping (watery poop covered his vent and he was bobbing his head up and down like he wanted to vomit). The vet ...
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Training help

I have 2 budgies. One budgie has lived with me a little bit longer than the other. I have read that you need to separate them while training. I'm currently training Blu (the budgie who has stayed with me for ...
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How do I make my Parrotlet stop laying eggs?

I have a 4 year old Parrotlet, Booboo, that shares her cage with a 5 year old male Budgie named Tonto. They are very good friends. About 2 months ago my Parrotlet, Booboo, started sitting on the cage floor laying ...
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Budgie / Parakeet

How long will a parrot live outside in 20 degree weather ...
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Budgie health

Hello 2 months ago I got a pair of budgies, they stay outside the cage until is time to sleep.I feed them budgie seeds and fruits they dont like vegetables that much. They both are moulting but my female budgie ...
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Cage mates and breeding parakeets.

I have a large cage with two pairs of parakeets. One pair has bonded and are now breeding. They have not laid yet. I'm wondering if I should remove the other pair and leave the mating pair alone. There has ...
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