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My female parakeet has six eggs. The first three just
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I have two budgies, both female (I think). Today they started
I have two budgie's, both female (I think). Today they started to regurgitate their food then re-eating it. Is something wrong?… read more
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I have a bonded male and female parakeet-the female has a nest
I have a bonded male and female parakeet-the female has a nest with five eggs which she has been sitting on for two weeks with peace in the cage - i came home and the female seemed to be attacking the… read more
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Hi I have lovbirds but I am thinking about getting parakeets
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Hi! I have 2 parakeets, 1 female and 1 male. I had a 3rd, but
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parakeets: one female..pealing and the males cere has turned dark blue
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budgies: cages..weiros have become friends and feed each other..bites
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parakeets: mating..bottom of the cage and does not come..drink water
Hello - we have 2 parakeets for about 6 years now (male and female) who were well adjusted to each other without any mating. However, for the past 6 months, the male bird has gotten on top of the fema… read more
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Hi. My albino parakeet has had bumps on his cere for the past
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hi, I have two budgies boy and girl.Girl budgie has started
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hi my female budgie is hanging off the side off the cage with
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hi, I have got a 22 year old african grey the lady i got her
hi, I have got a 22 year old african grey the lady i got her from said it was a male , but she started laying eggs 2 months ago. but shes never been known to. At this birds age would it be ok to have … read more
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We purchased 2 parakeets a couple of years ago M/F the F died
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In December my Parakeet hatched 3 healthy babies, for the past
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parakeet: nest and tried to eat millet on the ground with the parents
My parakeet pair laid 5 eggs in a nesting box and they all hatched. It's been about 4 weeks since the first egg hatched. Today the biggest baby came out of the nest and tried to eat millet on the grou… read more
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