Questions tagged [budgerigar]

For questions related to budgerigar parakeets, a small bird native to Australia but popular around the world as pets.

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What’s causing my budgie’s distended abdomen?

My budgie’s chest and abdomen are distended. She has lost feathers on her chest as well. When she poops she shakes her tail back and forth as if she is struggling. Her poop is also much bigger than ...
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I want to tame my budgies but they refuse to come outside of cage!

I have pair of budgies, I want them to become close to me and trust me, but they don't come outside of the cage easily, male budgie sometimes come out easily and don't pluck my fingers but female ...
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Is my rescued budgie healthy?

We just had a new budgie, got it from my parents. Main reason we decided to adopt him is because he's been bullied by his mates in cage (there's like 8 of them on a regular sized cage). As for my mom, ...
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How do I regain my budgies' trust after they have been suddenly forced into a new cage?

My family recently got five budgies, two males and three females. They get along fairly well, and were soon tame enough to eat from our hands. They would walk/fly around the room and come to our feet ...
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Budgie head feathers are clumping, looks like he has a shiny wet coating then it dries

I have a four year old budgie who is in good health and gets lots of exercise flying about the house. He is very tame and of a good nature. He molts frequently. His head feathers from the top above ...
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My budgerigar seems partially paralyzed, is breathing heavily, and is having problems standing. What should I do?

I am really not sure what to do. My budgerigar has started behaving very suspiciously since noon. It looks like he has some kind of paralysis and I am really not sure what to do. He has been looking ...
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Why is my pair of budgies fighting in a nest box?

I have a male and female budgie. The female budgie has 5 eggs in her nest box and sits the whole day in it. Along with her, the male budgie also stays in the nest box with her. Sometimes, they act as ...
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Male Budgie doesn't want female in his cage

We recently got a female friend for our old male budgie. They are not doing much outside the cage. Right now they have separate cages. But the female wants to get inside the male's cage, I think ...
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Depressed budgie

I have a female budgie, whom I have had for at least four years. She is in a cage about 3 ft square x 1.5 feet wide with a slightly younger male. They used to groom each other and sing all day long, ...
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Budgies eating only seeds

My budgies are eating only seeds. I tried feeding them soaked wheat and chickpeas. They did not eat it. Also I am trying to feed tomato, carrot and apple, however they are not eating it. Is there any ...
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Please help in identifying Gender of budgies

I have below pair of budgies. I think the white one is male and yellow one is female, however I want a confirmation. Please help in identifying the gender.
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Introducing a new budgie

I had a lone male budgie. I thought of getting him a pair and got a female budgie. Initialy I had them in separate cages for a few minutes ,they seemed to like each other. So I let them in the same ...
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Giving a Tame Budgie to a New Owner

How would a tame budgie react when given to another home? Would he get sick because he is away from his previous owner?
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Budgie plucking feather of the other

I have two budgies (male and female).I used to keep them in the same cage. They are friendly to each other(they cuddle with each other, chirp together, etc). But for some reason the male budgie plucks ...
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Why does my parakeet try to bite me?

My parakeet is not afraid of me, he sits on the palm of my hand and eats food. Sometimes he even refuses to get down. However he bites me when I move my finger towards him while he is eating (sitting ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

I have four pairs of budgies. The cage is kept outdoor. Now its winter. I don,t know what to do to keep my birds warm and cozy. The cage is big and I can,t move it indoor. I cover the cage every night ...
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Should a mirror be removed from a budgie cage before socializing it with others?

Today we were gifted with a budgie from an elderly extended family member who is no longer able to care for her along with a cage containing a couple of mirrors. She seems quite transfixed on them and ...
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Stress relief of parakeets? Is vegetable glycerine safe for parakeets/ small birds?

I just brought home a baby parakeet. I know the typical recommendation for having a parakeet is either provide it with enough attention that it accepts you as it's flock or give it a buddy. My ...
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Budgies egg hatching time

I have a pair of budgie and female budgie has laid the first egg on April 14th, then second on April 17th, and with a gap of two two days she has laid total 5 eggs. So my problem is: the 1st egg has ...
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How to get closer with my budgies?

I have 2 budgies (male and female) since last November but there are 2 problems: First, they appear really scared of me; they're not chicks so I know it takes time to become friends with them but ...
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What can cause dark pigmentation on the tip of budgie's beak?

I have a female budgerigar whose beak recently changed colour - its tip turned brownish-black. There are no bulges on the beak, nor does she have any other symptoms. I previously had a budgie whose ...
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What does budgie chirping means? [closed]

I have an 5-years old Budgie (male, unfortunately now is alone) in a cage. I recognize when he's singing (for example when play with bell or hearing some sounds he likes). I also recognize when he ...
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Cage for Parakeets

We've recently added two parakeets to our family. I've been doing tons of reading and research, but I still have much more to do. Based on my research I've determined that the cage that the pet shop ...
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Can WiFi be harmful for my budgerigar family?

My budgie pair is all ready for breeding. But for the last 2 months I've been using WiFi throughout my home. Now I'm worried if WiFi radiation will lead newly hatched babies to death, or if there will ...
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Why budgerigar couple fights each other? [duplicate]

I have pet budgerigar; one white in color(female) and other parrot color. Taken two months back. Regarding Parrot Color budgerigar: When i insert my finger in their cage; the parrot color bird sits ...
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Should I be breeding sibling budgies?

I want to know whether it is necessary to change the bloodline when breeding between sibling budgies (e.g. the breeding male and female pair are also brother and sister). I recently bred with a ...
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Budgerigar parakeet is picking at her leg band. What should I do?

We have a budgerigar parakeet with a leg band. Lately, she has been picking at the leg band with her beak. Is there any way we can get her to stop picking at her leg band, or does the leg band need ...
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Removing budgerigar eggs

We have several budgerigars and from time to time my partner sees an egg in their cage and disposes of it immediately. They are possibly fertile because we have both male and female budgies however ...
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