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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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Budgie

Im concerned about my female budgie, when i wanted to clean her cage her eggs was laying outside the nest, when i cleaned cage there was a hole right through the bottom of the cage, she lives with with 2 ...

Budgies and doves

Hi there can I put dove eggs in my male budgies nest will he lay on them just to let them hatch ? If not what can I do to let the dove eggs hatch ...

How to sell my parakeets if not vaccinated?

I have 40 parakeets and now I want to start selling them but they are not vaccinated, what should I do ...

Parakeet Parents

I have several keets in a very large cage. One hen has laid eggs in the nest box in the cage. 2 males are enthusiastically feeding her. I witnessed one mount her. I want to remove the nest box/momma into ...

Bringing another budgie into house

I have a year old male budgie who has bonded very close to me. I would like to bring another baby budgie home and raise that bird to be friendly like Pepe. Is this possible. Thank you ...

Perch

My budgie is constantly chewing on her perch, its a dowling perch.. will it do any harm to her ...

I don’t want to be wrong about my birds

I have a blue bird and white bird and a yellow and green one both of their nose cere looks pink and the other one looks blue but I really don't know for sure ...

Breeding parakeets

I have a male and female budgie, and am trying to breed them. The female is so back and forth with her moods, sometimes they’re kissing and he feeds her, and other times she is really mean to him. Two ...

Budgie pair and first potential clutch

Our budgie pair have mated and so far the hen has laid 2 eggs. We aren't prepared as we thought we had 2 girls (we adopted them from an elderly neighbor who got them when they very young and told ...

Chicks ++++

Hi again, I need more advice, lol ok, I have 4 chicks out, 2 are weaned and living in their own cage..The 4 th one came out on Friday and keeps going back in and out again..I have heard this ...
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