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My budgerigar seems partially paralyzed, is breathing heavily, and is having problems standing. What should I do?

Budgerigars are common enough as pets that even a vet that isn't specialized in birds should have rudimentary knowledge. You should call any vet or pet clinic you find around you, describe the ...
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How can I warm up my budgies cage in winter?

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)...
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Giving a Tame Budgie to a New Owner

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 ...
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Budgie plucking feather of the other

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 ...
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Giving a Tame Budgie to a New Owner

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 ...
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Why does my parakeet try to bite me?

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 ...
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Should a mirror be removed from a budgie cage before socializing it with others?

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 ...
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Budgies egg hatching time

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 ...
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What can cause dark pigmentation on the tip of budgie's beak?

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 ...
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Male Budgie doesn't want female in his cage

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 ...
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I want to tame my budgies but they refuse to come outside of cage!

Try Placing your hand in their cage with some of their favourite treats on it and leave it there for a little while. Keep doing this and hopefully she will pick up the courage to eat out of your hand. ...
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Budgies eating only seeds

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 ...
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Budgies eating only seeds

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, ...
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Cage for Parakeets

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 ...
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