budgerigar

  1. B

    Question(s) on stopping budgies from breeding

    Hello! I need some advice on what to do with a family member and her budgies. She recently moved into our home with 3 budgies that she got from a neighbor (2 males, 1 female, about 5 y/o now). Their cage is on the smaller end (2' L x 3' H x 2' W), but they were never socialized when they were...
  2. M

    Health concern on budgie's cere

    Hello! I am not an owner of budgies myself, but my grandmother is. She has 3 budgies (2 males, 1 female, at least 6 years old), all in the same cage. Upon looking at her budgies today, I noticed that the female has an overgrown cere. I can't tell if it's covering her nostrils, but apparently...
  3. ChloeBallerina

    My budgie bites and doesn’t seem to want to be with me

    I have had my budgie for like 3 - 4 months and i worked with him to be comfortable with me and my hand. He was stepping up and accepting millet from my hand. I wanted to start target training him and teaching him tricks. But in the past 2 weeks he has gone backwards and has started biting my...
  4. Kitty16

    We’re starting to bond very well!

    So I haven’t been getting much time to bond with them but I’m able to do everything I need to within that time, I’ve only been getting around 2 hours with them but they don’t seem to mind, it actually makes them more excited to see me because I always give them millet, I like to give them as...
  5. Kitty16

    Can my budgie stop liking me after breaking a constant bonding routine just for 2 days?

    So I’ve been making pretty good progress with my budgies but yesterday I wasn’t really able to play with them for that long because I was at a baseball game for a big part of the day and I painted my nails so I didn’t want the strong smell to harm them in any way, I’m also going to be gone for...
  6. Kitty16

    Budgie bath!

    So I misted them a few days ago and they were fine with it but then I lost my spray bottle.. I got a new spray bottle and today I misted them and they instantly started preening, she mainly just wanted millet but she was preening, here’s a picture of him after I misted them.
  7. Kitty16

    Budgie petting.

    So my budgies are used to my hands enough to start going on them but when do I start petting them? I always see a bunch of videos of people petting their parrots but how do I know when I get to that point to where they’re bonded enough? I’ve tried to pet them a few times but it just confuses...
  8. Kitty16

    This hasn’t happened before!

    I just was able to get them both on my finger at the same time! They were there for awhile and I think they’re starting to enjoy when I’m around, I’m also going to order some new toys so they’ll be extra happy, here’s pictures of them when it was happening.
  9. Kitty16

    American plantain leaves.

    So we have a lot of American plantain leaves in our yard and it looks like something our budgies might like but nothing online says it’s ok and nothing says it’s bad, would you guys happen to know if it’s safe for them to eat? I’m not sure it would be safe for them because online it says cats...
  10. Kitty16

    Toy making questions!

    So I made a toy from some toilet paper rolls that I’d like to fill with paper Easter grass because I’ve seen many toys have Easter grass but I would like to see a second opinion from you guys, and since I’m asking this, toilet paper rolls are fine for them right? (I haven’t given them the toy I...
  11. Kitty16

    They’re both starting to do really good!

    So I’m about to put them to bed but I decided to give them some millet before then and I tried for a little bit to get them on my hand, once he was on my hand she pushed him off and was eating for awhile 😂, here’s a picture of her from that moment, this was also a huge difference because earlier...
  12. Kitty16

    Spray millet is a huge help!

    First interactions with both of them today and they both went on my hand right away, even Skittle (F) and she’s the most scared, here’s the pictures from this moment, I have one picture of each of them.
  13. B

    Rehoming advice for budgie?

    Hello all! I'm really backed into a corner here and I figured this would be as good a place to ask as any- does anyone have any advice for rehoming a budgie? Particularly in southern california / fontana/san bernardino/la area? I have reached out to any and all parrot rescues, bird...
  14. K

    Budgie Prolapse

    I work at a small family-owned pet store and we breed budgies there. One of our females would not stop laying eggs and because of that, she has had a prolapse. The store didn't want to pay the price for a vet visit and was thinking of having her put down. First, though they offered if any of the...
  15. vljenewein

    BBC Film of the Budgies of Australia

    Pretty explicit documentary of the wild Budgerigar of Australia. CAUTION: there are a few scenes of predators in this short film.
  16. jBurn801

    White poop please help.

    I noticed this morning that one of my budgies is pooping white and he's pooping more often than usual. I cleaned the cage and I've been watching him all day. He's been acting normal (singing, preening, eating, drinking, and playing). I've been observing his poop color throughout the day and...
  17. T

    Introducing my budgie to our puppy

    So I have a year old budgie parakeet I have had him since August of 2019. I have been living at an apartment and going to college but moved back home for a few months due to the recent COVID-19 shutting down my university. The problem arose when my parents got a 11 week old Australian Shephard...
  18. D

    Sick budgerigar (and quarantine issues with new bird)

    I have a male budgie who is a few years old and having balance issues. My mum called me frantically and said he was flailing his wings in the air. I ran in thinking it might be a stroke, but he climbed back up to the perch and is constantly swaying from side to side. He’s trying to move from...
  19. S

    Found a lost injured budgie, kept with a pair, is he ok?

    I brought home a pair of budgies a month ago. I don't know their ages. They have slowly got used to new home and environment. They initially used to fight but from 7 days before they have started taking interest in each other and I have seen them mate thrice these days. Male is always trying to...
  20. Melscamp

    Growing seeds

    Since I have SO MANY wasted seeds, I decided to start growing them. They have made a beautiful grass. Wondering if it's ok to let the budgies eat and walk on them? Bird seed grass https://imgur.com/gallery/7GgCunk :greenyellow::whiteblue::white1::blue2::yellow2:
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