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Old 01-04-2020, 10:29 PM
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Single Bourkeís Parakeet?

Iím new to keeping birds and have been interested in keeping bourkeís parakeets. Iíve seen a lot of conflicting information on keeping them alone and wanted to know what people who have experience with this think. Iím fine with keeping more than one but I just wanted to know if itís better to have one or multiple. If they are able to be kept alone how much time would you suggest spending with them everyday?
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Old 01-05-2020, 03:40 AM
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Re: Single Bourkeís Parakeet?

I have heard it said A LOT, a single male is the easiest to teach tricks or to talk. That is of regular parakeets or budgies as some call them. NO BIRD should remain caged all the time. They are flock animals and REQUIRE socializing. The more time you spend with them, the better. Not clipping their wing feathers is another positive thing because when they are out, they are free and get exercise. For starters go to and in the search window type wingsNpaws and hit enter. It is about an African Grey but applies to most all birds. jh PS: There are several instructive people there as Parrots in the search window will show.
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Old 01-05-2020, 05:07 AM
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Re: Single Bourkeís Parakeet?

1oldparroter is right but the 1st sentece is about budgies. Bourkes have simillar requiments like they but totally different characters - I have both species and I see it.
Are you going to have them tamed or untamed? This is almost impossible to tame adult Bourke. They have to be tamed since the chick.
It's rare to keep single Bourkes, if they won't be tamed, this is better to keep two of them but the decision is only your.
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