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  3. box-turtle

    New Budgie Owner

    Hi. I'm Tim. I recently got a budgie for my 12 year old daughter who loves the birdies and all animals very much. I care for it and watch it in my home office while she's at school. I had one growing up while living at my Aunt's house and that little guy had full range of the house and was friends with her two dogs; they're such sweet animals. However, after 6 days ours suddenly died. I noticed just yesterday it was sitting on the cage bottom a couple times, looking sleepy. That was the first sign. And this morning we woke up to find it dead. He will be missed. We'll likely replace it and I'll clean the cage and everything very well. But this time I want to make sure all it's needs are met and we don't lose another one. So, I've joined this community and we'll be reading up on others experiences. Live long and prosper.
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  5. I breed a few babies for pets. I handle my birds every day in the nest so they will make great pets.I keep them inside once they are eating seed and handle them everyday.They step up on my finger already and dont bite.I always wanted a pet budgie that didn't bite me and was easily handled.Not having much luck I decided to breed my own one.Then I realised there were people who felt the same.I only sell the ones I would like to keep myself as a pet and now have repeat or recommended buyers. I have recently been asked to sell baby budgies and cockatiels so they can hand raise them. I suspect the person is going to resell them. I didn't think it was legal to sell unweaned birds.
  6. Jojo74

    Newbie Budgie Owner

    I bought 3 budgies last Sunday, 2 blue and grey called Merlin and Myrtle and a green,blue, yellow one called Mango. I used to have budgies as a child. Joined this forum for help if needed:-)
  7. I am new to this forum but have a problem that I hope someone will enlighten me. My female budgie who is about 3 year old becomes very aggressive to other budgies in the aviary. In the past she has attacked other females but has also successfully had babies while in the large aviary. I have 10 birds - female and male. Last spring I put her in a breeding cage with a male but no eggs were produced. They happily live together except at this time of the year. I don't necessarily want to breed but I have taken the precaution of putting her alone in a seperate cage. Are some budgies naturally aggressive like this, because the other budgies in the aviary are fine and don't seem to fight. I would appreciate any feedback.
  8. Deon Van Der Mescht

    Budgies Died Unexpectantly

    Hope someone can assist. Three of my budgies died in the same nest on the same night. 2 of them were 3 weeks old and one was 2 weeks. The previous night they were still alive and well fed but the next morning they were dead and ice cold. What can the problem be please.
  9. My 20 days old baby budgie jumped out of the nest, i keep putting him back, but he keeps jumping. He is okay, and the parents keep giving him food, should i worry, or keep trying to pit him back? His older brothers or sister are almost 30 days old, they have all the feathers and they just dont jump! Is that normal?
  10. Hi all, I have two budgies, a 7-year-old male (pictured) and a 9-year-old female. Neither of them have ever had any serious health problems until this week. Both have always been very active and energetic. The male seems tired at all times, fluffing up his feathers and squeezing his eyes shut for hours and hours on end. He is eating and drinking, and while he had diarrhoea for a day or so this has now passed and his temperament remains unaltered. When I put a heat lamp over the cage, he gravitated to it instantly, and often stays underneath it for hours without moving. What can I do, and does anyone know what he has? Thanks for your support!
  11. Hi all. I just signed up to the site to ask for peoples opinions. Until yesterday I had two budgies named B1 & B2 a male and a female. I bought them both together as young birds about 4 years ago and they have always been together in the same cage. They were good companions for one another but unfortunately yesterday the female had some problems with an egg that become stuck and even though the vet removed it (there were actually two eggs removed) B2 didn't make it through the ordeal ☹️ I'm concerned now for the one bird that's left in case it becomes lonely. I'm wondering if I was to go out and buy another friend for it would it be better to choose a bird around the same age or will it be okay to introduce another younger male? The alternative is to find someone with other budgies that would be willing to take B1 to join their flock but Im unsure how well birds adapt to new members. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Dave.
  12. Sandy11

    Male Or Female

    Hi there! Can someone please identify if my budgie is a male of female? We got George when he was about 6 weeks old and apparently he is a boy! He's about 3 mths old now.
  13. Eggs take 18 days to hatch. Sounds like your eggs are not fertile.
  14. Derek

    What Happened

    Wow, the forum is still here. Amazing. There is a lot of good information on here.
  15. Could someone please sex this baby budgie for me. would much appreciated it. thank you.
  16. Hi, my budgie laid 1st egg 29th may. Total 5 eggs. Today is 23rd June but eggs are not hatched. And female bird sitting tightly on the eggs continiously. How long it will tske to hatch. Please any advise?
  17. Hello! I have two budgies, one male and one female. I have had them for over a year and they live in a very large cage (double critter nation). I rescued Elliott (my male) in December of 2016 from a bad situation. I realized that he was lonely and decided to get Olive (my female) when he was only partially tame (which was a mistake). They are now inseparable and I do not know how to tame them together. I can not separate them because Olive has anxiety and she freaks out when they are seperated, even by the bars of their cage. I have also tried using Miller but Olive is very afraid of my hand. I am not sure if I should clip their wings (but I am stongly against taking away their freedom of flight so...)??? What should I do???
  18. Is Sunshine a girl or a boy? I believe sunshine is a lutino. Thank you for your help.
  19. Hey guys so one of my budgies has been stretching out his neck and opening his mouth, I know that it is usually just them adjusting their crop except my budgie did it like, 15ish times I’d like to say? There are no avian vets anywhere near me that I know of, so hopefully it isn’t anything serious... Does anyone know what it could be? Thx.
  20. Hi peeps, I have a cobalt blue female and I am looking at purchasing one of these two birds in the pictures. Can any one tell me what series of blue they are. Someone said mauve and cobalt (left to right) and another person said sky-blue and cobalt ( left to right). Any help would be greatly appreciated. I've also posted a picture of the one on the left on its own as you can see it's colours more clearly
  21. Unicorn fartz

    Blue The Male Budgie

  22. Unicorn fartz

    Is Trevor A Boy?

    Yes, I believe Trevor is a young male! Beautiful bird!🙂
  23. Unicorn fartz

    Lutino Budgie Sex

    Hi Smorgan, I believe that this is female. Beautiful girl!🙂
  24. So my female budgie is staying in my curtains for the past few weeks. Everyday she comes a couple times and my male budgie feeds her inside the cage (when she could just normally eat herself), she drinks some water, they do some mating and my female budgie leaves my male budgie for the curtain. During the morning, my male budgie stays in the cage then in the evening he goes up and sits on top of the curtain for the whole night while the female sits inside the curtain. We are guessing she has laid eggs but why would she choose the curtain over the breeding box? She never felt safe to leave the cage and now she suddenly feels like the curtain is the best spot. We have also noticed that there is some wet spot on only a bit of the curtain. Is that a broken egg or some really wet budgie poo? Is it normal for my budgie (that never felt comfortable leaving the cage) nest in my curtain? Is it bad for a female budgie to leave her eggs for 1 minute, multiple times a day? Thanks.
  25. Hi there! this budgie is male. You can tell by the color of it "nose" If blue it is a male, and lighter tones are generally females, when going for checkups at the veterinarians ask them what gender they are for a second opinion. (this does not apply to all species of birds, mainly budgie's) Thanks
  26. Just wondering if someone can help me to find out the sex of my budgie so can someone help me out today please
  27. mattdouglas06

    Aggressie Budgie

    hi there! This is my first post on this forum, i'm not quite sure if it is even active any more. I have had a budgie name "Paul" for the last year and a half. When we got him we tried to train him but he just seemed very aggressive. We purchased him from a farmers market (no clue of his age), with his brother and father. We sold his father as he was sick and old and we knew we weren't able to take care of him. About 1 year into owning him his brother passed away due to shock from a storm (was inside, must have been frightened to death ) We have tried multiple times to train Paul but he just does not like hands in his cage, we tried leaving our hands outside his cage with treats, but he would still fly to the other end of the cage and stay as far away as possible. I'm not quite sure if this would play a part in it but he has had mites for the last 4 months, they aren't very big or anything and they don't seem to bother him. We have changed his cage a few times, insuring it is clean with brand new toys, and we are planning on buying mite treatment but we aren't quite sure how we will get it on him as he hates being touched. Any help would be appreciated. Thankyou -Matt
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