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The leg band is used to identify the bird and contains some pretty useful information (usually, though not always) about the bird including birth year, location, etc. At any rate, removing the band requires a special tool and you risk injury to your bird, such as a broken leg, if you try to remove it yourself. Remember, bird bones are hollow so they're ...


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Breeding animals is all about genetics. So, let me give you a quick, as simple as I can make it, lesson in genetics. (Disclaimer: It will be so grossly simplified that anyone who's studied genetics will probably yell at me). You've probably heard of genes before; they're blueprints that contain the DNA passed down to children from their parents. There are ...


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You could use a gentle heat lamp (ensuring the actual heating elements, which can burn, can't be touched by animals), or use rubber hot water bags or heated socks full of rice (you can microwave these) covered with cloth in a way that is safe and appealing to them! Online you may be able to find heat pads that hold heat better than water/rice, and there are ...


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I've had it in two cases where I raised birds by hand, an Indian myna, and a cockatiel. I went away from them for work. They both stopped eating in my absence and starved themselves to death. With that said, I've had many more instances where we re-homed birds to us, and they were fine. They adapted quite quickly to their new environments. But they were not ...


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The budgie clean the feathers mutually which is a sign of infection and important social behavior, but when they tear feathers (out of moulting period) it can be "pecking". Pecking is behavioral disturbance in pet birds that can last several years if there are no interventions. We do not know this behavior in wild birds. There are two categories of pecking, ...


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From the bird's perspective, a finger (pointing, or) coming towards it might trigger safety alarms: "oh no! a snake!" End result: a nip or bite. Try a different approach. If you want the little one to climb onto your finger, present the finger horizontally and (ever so) gently allow your finger to brush the stomach or linger in front of both feet. Your bird ...


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Bye Bye Mirror! There's a few reasons why most do not recommend mirrors, mainly because: It can prevent obtaining a good relationship with your budgie. The budgie can over bond with the mirror causing sexual frustration or reluctance to bond with other birds. Aggression towards mirrored bird (though not your case) It is recommended and safe to remove the ...


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I can add my particular experience with budgies. My family have kept a few budgies (alone or in pairs, kept in a cage with the door open during the day, in a room where the door is kept closed) over the years and we’ve also looked after each other’s pets while on holiday. We’ve looked after them in our homes, so temporary change of both owner and environment,...


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Most of the research that I can find is inconclusive, and deals with networks that run on different specifications than home WiFi. Basic Technology Background There is some research on ELF (extremely low frequency, like from power lines or appliances). This is generally below 300 MHz (and much lower) Another area that I can find research on are cell phone ...


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It is possible that the other eggs are infertile (especially if this is their first clutch). Normal incubation for budgies is usually 18 days. Since there's no way to know which egg was laid on which day (unless you marked them), do not remove them until at least 20 days after the last egg was laid. When you do remove them, hold them close to a bright light (...


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I happened to see this page. I hope your bird still lives. It may be the liver function of the bird that is giving this dark colour on the beak.It could be a bleeding. If the claws also are getting brown or darker it may also be the liver. Try Harrison Diet to feed your bird. I strongly recommend you to go to a bird vet specialist. This was the way I came to ...


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Chirping could mean many things, mourning for a friend, hungry, or just wants your companionship. He could even be communicating with birds outside


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James, A few things to keep in mind... Cage bar spacing for standard budgies (parakeets) or English budgies should not be greater than 1/2 inch (12.7 mm), or they can get their heads stuck between the cage bars. Some budgies are quite small, and cage bar spacing of 3/8 inch (9.5 mm) is necessary. The cage you're looking at is lovely, but it is designed for ...


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It can take a long time for two birds to love each other and tolerate the presence of the other. It can range from a few days to several years! Above all, you must not force the birds to get along and let them move at their own pace. What you can do is wait until they get along better and then start putting the male in the female's cage (it will no longer be ...


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I am also a parrot owner and I will try to help you out. First off, birds can become depressed in many ways. So it will probably be difficult to figure out what is causing them to be depressed. If you cannot figure out why, I recommend you take your bird to an avian vet for a check up. Birds could change personality because of sickness. In the meanwhile, you ...


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Did you try feeding them with leaves? Parsley and dandelion leaves were among the preferred treats for my budgies, when I had them. Arrange the leaves as a bouquet or make them not movable by any means (tie them to the side of the bird cage), provide them to the budgies. Once they understand that food is more than seeds, they might try other foods also. ...


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There are different little methods for changing bad eating habits of parrots. As you realize, it is important for a parrot to have a varied diet. Distribute several types of granules, peas, rice, dough, fruits and vegetables, so as to present 7 to 8 different ingredients. You can try to make him discover new foods by putting your parrot in a quiet place on ...


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I recommend the Hagen Vision cage (photo). I originally bought one cage, in the medium size (about 60x60x40 cm), which is big enough for a pair of budgies. But my female bird is bossy and she bullies the male so I bought a second one to give them each their own bedroom - my birds only sleep in their cages and spend all day out and about (I work from home so ...


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