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  1. My budgie does not display any other symptoms of illness but I noticed something on his beak and I need to check if this is what a mite infestation looks like. Please let me know if you have any ideas what is causing this and do I need to take him to the vet?
  2. Hi guys, this afternoon i noticed my 21 day old budgie's feathers ( just a few) on the bottom of the nest box. In the last few days the hen has been spending quite a bit more time in the nest box. i saw her trying to pull out her baby's feathers earlier this afternoon, the baby was screeching loudly, so i immediately looked it up on the internet. the website recommended removing the hen. I have done this to prevent her from attacking her chick and i am hoping the cock will pick up on looking after the baby as the website said he would. could i please have some advice asap? what do i do? have i done the right thing? how can i make sure the male is feeding his baby?
  3. hi guys, i was just curious if i could grow some seed and put it into the budgie cage until the bird has began to destroy it haha if i was to grow some seed, i would grow more then one pot of it so i could rotate through so the budgie wouldnt destroy the whole thing and i would give the seed/ plant some time to grow back. P.S: this will be fore my inside budgie, not my aviary birds. Thankyou.
  4. Hello! I have had my boy for nearly a year and the past few months his cere hasn't been quite right. At first it was only a small amount, but it has gotten worse. He eats well, mainly seeds, but i feed him plenty of fruits, veg and greens! (Blueberries, carrots, mint, lettuce, parsley, apple etc) He is acting as normal as ever too, very happy and loving. I let him out a few times a week to stretch his wings and i keep his cage clean too, so I'm unsure where this could have come from. I have attached some photos for reference, to me it looks dry? maybe from the odd whether, but i just thought i would reach out for some advice! I may take him to a vet soon to get it checked out..
  5. Hi everyone, sorry if this is in the wrong place or is redundant and has been answered before, but I've just received a young budgie approx. 30 days from a family member that has an aviary and occasionally has a clutch of babies. However, this budgies parents have both died quite unluckily. The mother's death has an unknown cause, but she's been a prolific breeder pretty much laying eggs in a constant stream one clutch after the other as soon as her previous babies have fledged- perhaps exhaustion? The father flew out of the aviary unfortunately. I'm no stranger to budgies, I currently own 3 pets of my own and have hand-raised various birds before but I'm not entirely familiar with feeding budgies. The young budgie clearly can't feed on his own yet as he is completely reluctant to nibble on anything. It's literally just left the nest about a day ago, after the parents died/flew away, he went out of the nest on his own. He's fully feathered and can fly, though I'm not sure how confident he is. It's my understanding that the father feeds the fledged budgie for a few weeks after its left the nest for the first time, does this mean I have to start feeding with a formula mixture to try and wean him? I'm about to leave for the specialised pet store, so if anyone could give me any advice on tips on feeding, how long, what with, how to wean or if I even need to hand-feed at all, let me know! Thanks so much.
  6. I think this chick is roughly 19 days old not 100 % on age. I am wanting to know what the birds sex is if possible and also what colour does everyone think , I see blue feathers coming through on the chest just wondering what its called . Any help is appreciated .Thanks https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151635270633915&set=pcb.10151635271078915&type=1&theater , https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10151635270973915&set=pcb.10151635271078915&type=1&theater
  7. My budgie, Jet, has a black colored leg band on his left leg with the code B13044 printed on it. I've been contacting a lot of breeders about this particular budgie and code combo and I haven't had much luck in receiving an answer yet. I would like to see if the BBC community has any insight or info on this mystery. ALL HELP IS WELCOME
  8. Hi im new here i beleive i nay have an odd budgie ? okay well ive had him a couple of mnths, hes 8 mnths old, from a flock off a breeder, he settled in rather quick and its content.. But thats not the issue! okay hes escaped the cage once and had to catch with a towel, hes been on my finger twice by accident, he hates hands, will eat millet stick because its a distance and took ages to get him to, but the second my finger goes near him hes off. I hold my hand in constantly hes not botherd, ill fumble and rearange his toys hes not botherd, he also dont even play with anything, he climbs about, has a mirror which he will socialise with but no interest in a human. Hes always been that way. It breaks my heart because im so persistant and been at it for ages, and hes just not interested to bond or play I was told he was semi tame and realise it was a lie, he hates hands. I offerd some peices of orange but nahh hands too close, its millet or nothing with this one.. Makes me sad he just shows nothing and plays with nothing just sits there babbling and climbing..
  9. Hi guys, I'm really keen to buy a budgie that I can tame and teach it to talk, but don't know which sex is the best for it. I've read that males are much more easy to tame as well as not being as aggressive. I also seen that some people have bad experiences with males and aren't good to tame as they don't speak etc. So are female budgies or male budgies better, and which sex is the best to get overall. Hope you guys can help me out Many thanks
  10. Hi all! Just last week I was moving houses and I transported my budgie Sprite in a shoebox (not the best, i know!) and i think he may have broken his toe? It’s bent back and pointing upwards and he tends to favor it yet he still uses it. I was wondering if there was anything I or a vet could do or should i just let it heal naturally?
  11. My budgie under 2 months was pecked by a big one and is not using one leg at all. He is eating normally and hopping around in one leg. I applied some turmeric and it is the best I could do. I don't know what else to do. There are no avian vets around my place and cannot travel out due to Lockdown. Please help! I don't know what to do.
  12. Hi there, I'm new here, and I've been trying to tell if my yellow/lutino budgie is male or female, and I would apreciate if somebody could tell me since I'm not really sure, I think it's a male but I need others opion.
  13. Hey guys, Just came over to my mums house and saw my sister's bird and it has like these dry looking scaly lumps grown around its face. Also has very scaly feet too. I asked my younger sister why she hadn't noticed and taken it to the vet or at least googled something but she's very ditzy and only young but i'm still mad she didn't tell my mum. It seems quite healthy though he chirps a lot and plays with its toys and has been eating normal. It's hand tamed and about 6 months old just for reference too and apparently my sister said it's been getting worse over time about 2 months after she bought him. So can anyone possibly tell us what maybe wrong with it ? *Please no hate or anything, we want advice so we can literally help it ! Thanks:)
  14. Hi! I'm Adaira and a college student at the University of Oregon, in Eugene Oregon United States. My boyfriend of 2.5 years are going through school together and felt like our home was empty. That is when we decided to welcome Nugget! We are very new and have had Nugget for 2 days now, and we think Nugget might be between 2-3 months. Just a baby I am looking to make some friends here and get some help from other new and/or experienced budgie friends. Here is a picture of my boyfriend and I, and another of our little baby. Any guess on the gender? We have no idea yet... but he thinks it's a boy and I think... maybe it could be a girl. Help us out! I will also post this on the "What Sex is my Budgie?" thread. Thank you and Hello!
  15. Hi everyone, I had a very happy little baby girl budgie called Baby because she didn’t have fully developed wings and her tail wasn’t grown. She was 1 of 6 in the family and she was much loved. I found her puffed up and trying to sleep so i got her out of the cage and gave her cuddles and she wouldn’t let go.. the whole night, she just wanted to cuddle. I was cuddling her all the next morning and was very worried about her. She wouldn’t sit on her perch. She had bubbles coming from her mouth and just wanted to sit on the floor of that cage in the blankets. I came home from school to find her cold and deceased. I don’t know what caused this and i would like to know to have some closer. I bought budgies as a way to help me cope with stress and anxiety and just when i was getting better, my baby girl left. She made me so happy. She made me smile when no one else could. Yesterday i was the happiest i had been in a long long time. Until i came home to that. Getting the stress and depression back now missing her dearly. Could someone PLEASE explain what might have happened to my poor baby girl??
  16. Hi, I found blue beautiful budgie whos wing was hurt ( about 1,5 months ago, now everything is okay ). Near train station in Freo. Green leg ring R&T C......WA. Let me know if its your little friend. Best regards, Rita
  17. Hi guys my male budgie has recently started to develop some red marks around his cere (top of beak). And has dry feet. He is eating, but isnt as active as he usually is. Is my budgie sick? What can i do? Please help, any help and/or advice will be appreciated.
  18. I had my parakeets for over a year now, and i feel like they still have not warmed up to me yet, i dont want to give up on them but feel like i am. what should i do
  19. My budgie flew into my bathroom unexpectedly and landed on the floor. Then he ran to a tiny nook under the corner of a cabinet under the sink and he hasn’t come out for a long time now. The big problem is, he isn’t that tame yet so it’s harder for me to save him...I can’t see him at all. It seems he is moving around freely and is confined to a narrow space between the cabinet and the wall. Someone please help me...It’s been 2 hours and he still hasn’t come out...
  20. Hi, tonight my sister in law dropped off a little blue budgie she found on her doorstep. It was fretting so she caught it and brought it over to me because i own two cockatiels, a quaker and an eclectus. I willingly took it in as an animal lover, put it in a spare cage i had and upon closer inspection i noticed possible abnormalities on its little face and feet. It kind of looks like overgrowth or maybe it has been hurt? Or maybe it is nothing at all. I have provided some photos, if you have any idea what it is please let me know, I am scared of it being actually hurt. Note: the budgie doesn't seem to be in pain, it is content on sitting on a perch all fluffed up and it has had a bit of water and a little bit of food but he keeps picking at his sore foot and can't seem to keep his eyes open. http://i.imgur.com/NXO3RIa.jpg http://i.imgur.com/DQLNtVz.jpg Edit: the claws on its feet are actually bound together with skin, is this a deformity or some sort of infection?
  21. Hey, is it okay to use this nestbox for my parakeets couple ? basically it's a cockatiel nestbox but it's the best I can find in my area concerning the quality of wood and the size, it's a bit large for a parakeet I guess but would it be a problem ?
  22. I have two green budgies: Male and Female. I came home today and went to go check on my birds. However, once I checked that inside the cage the male budgie was at the bottom of the cage, and it had puffed up feathers. Then when I reached my hand in the cage it went on a perch. It was still puffed up and standing on one leg. The top of its head was also strange, as the feathers covering the head were uneven. What should I do? Is my budgie sick? I'm very concerned for my budgie I don't want it to die
  23. I am currently breeding a pair of green budgies and so far I have two baby budgies in the nesting box. They are around 3-4 weeks in age, and there is a lot of droppings in the nesting box. Sadly, one of the baby budgies have severely splayed legs, and tried using the sponge method. The baby budgie with the splint is occasionally slipping on the droppings and so I need to clean the nesting box. One time I tried cleaning the nesting box but then the budgie parents were terrified and they started flying all over the cage. Is there a way for me to clean the nesting box without scaring the parent budgies as much? I'd appreciate the help, Aquafroste
  24. I can't take any photos right now, but.. I'm 14, and live with my parents. I refilled a large, half- foot high, less- than- a- foot wide container, and my blue budgie managed to eat it within 2 days, with little help from my yellow budgie. My blue budgie seems fat, because you can't see his keel- and can't run well, but my mother says otherwise. She always spoils our pets. Every pet we get ourselves and want to take care of ourselves, she always spoils them much more. When I told her that he was fat, she ignored that and yelled at me for "not refilling the food". Usually I refill it within 3-4 days (and I was planning on refilling it with a mix of pellets later), but she ignored my claims of protest telling her about what happened. I told her that he was fat, and her response was "don't be ridiculous". She refilled the entire thing with seeds only and let them eat almost all of the seeds. I don't know what to do, because I know that he's fat and my yellow budgie will starve if he and my mother continue this. Any help?
  25. I have been trying to tame my budgie for 8 months now and I try and try but he seems to forget everything. And when I have him tame I try to get him out the next day and he started flying away and got realy scared and I don't know if he can't remember me or what...
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