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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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Budgie overgrown beak

I have 4 Budgies and one of them of age around 12 months have overgrown beak once I trimmed it but again its increasing which is making it difficult to eat. It seems her beak has mites too. So what ...
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budgie noises

i have a four and a half year old female budgie, i bought her from a breeder, up to the last 4 years she has been fine, she is very healty and eats and drinks well, she seems happy in ...
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Parakeet egg nesting

My parakeet laid two eggs ! We are at a loss at what to do now. How do we make a nest ? What materials should we put in the cage so they can make a nest, if that's best.? ...
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My bird isn’t sitting on her eggs

I have a female & male parakeet. The female has laid a total of 5-6 eggs... kind of all over the place. One in her food bowl. I’ve seen her sit on it a couple of times (I think) or ...
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Budgies not sitting on egg

My budgie has laid an egg but is not nesting on it. What shall I do? ...
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Scared Parakeet

We got a 8 week old parakeet a few weeks ago and she still seems scared/ uncertain of us. She freaks out when I change her food and she doesn’t move around the cage a lot when we’re around. Sometimes ...
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Gender of parakeet

I have two parakeets and I have no idea if my parakeets are males or females. Fifi has a little bit of blue and white on it's cere. Casper has a pinkish purple on its cere. (Both young) ...
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To arter

Kan en Cunure grønkindet og en Nymfeparakit gå i samme bur. De er ca lige gammel 1 år ...
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Covering the cage

Do you have to cover the cage of a parakeet at night? ...
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Branches

What type of tree branch would be safe for my parakeet? ...
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