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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"? ...
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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 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 not sitting on eggs at night

I have two breeding pairs of budgies, Both have laid eggs. One has 10 the other has 7. They do not sit on the eggs at night only during the day. Do you think these eggs will be viable? They ...

Follow-up to sweet Ollie

He seems in addition to normal grooming to be pursuing some sort of black mites. It’s not constant but frequent. Does he need to go to the vet? If so, how do I get him out of his big cage ...

Sweet Parakeete

I've had my sweet Ollie for almost two months. He is very attentive to me, engages me in "conversation". We have spent countless hours building trust...here's my question - how long will it take him to let me handle him ...

Pin feathers

I recently got three budgies, and they’ve started molting. The pin feathers make me nervous, and I’m not sure why? ...

Can Budgies talk?

Can Budgies talk? ...

Avi-Cakes & Nutri-Caked

Please explain to me what is the difference between the Avi-Cakes & the Nutri-Cakes? Does one have more in it then the other? Do they have the same taste? ...

Different Colored Budgies

Hi, I basically have the same question. Do different color budgies get along living in the same cage? ...

Taking Care of Baby Budgies (pt 2)

Hi again, Our two budgies laid seven eggs, to hatch anytime soon. I read online that the parents will most likely keep mating over and over again, but if we don't want that, can we separate them? Also, will the ...

How to Take Care of Budgie Eggs

Hello, We have two budgies who mated and layer seven eggs together. Tomorrow is going to be the 18th day since the first egg was laid. From researching online, the eggs generally hatch somewhere between 18-23 days if fertile, but ...

Why doesn’t our budgies go inside their nestbox and lay an egg?

Why doesn't our budgies go inside their nestbox and lay an egg? By the way we have 3 pairs of budgies in one big cage ...
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